MisterTweak: Bonanza Jellybean: Didn't this happen at Bellvue too? shiat. Hope those babies are okay.My sister lives on the UES (E73rd and York), not far from the East River, and I haven't heard from her in hours (they were not within the evacuation zone). Anybody know if the river breached the seawalls that far north? I hate to be an anxious tard, but all the police/fire radio chatter is creeping me out.I've got relatives on 2nd ave and 40th, they're just fine, and co-workers just across the east river who are also fine, albeit just barely - but they are right on the waterfront at street level.
Dwight_Yeast: Not anywhere near the "worst case scenerio", subby.
ilikeracecars: I'll defend subby and say this is most likely the worst case scenario for this particular hospital.
keytronic: Those pics of the ambulances is impressive. You have to give New York credit, they have the resources to deal with shiat.
pissedoffmick: Haliburton Cummings: there's some clowns in the other thread with big generators..maybe they can helphey buddy.
LordOfThePings: Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.Hope this doesn't get worse.
Zarquon's Flat Tire: Good luck New Yorkers, and diety of your choice bless. But you'll still be assholes next week.
BronyMedic: You know, I rarely say this, but...
Meatybrain: They call the storm Sandy[www.markfarmersworld.com image 279x341]Cause it's only got one eye.
Smeggy Smurf: Typically backup generators fail when the fuel supply is disrupted. Building codes don't allow for the diesel to be stored inside the building without extraordinary measure being taken. Those measures are always cost prohibitive. So the fuel will most likely be in some sort of underground cistern. The likely source of the power failure is the pumps for the generators have been damaged.There really is no good solution to the problem with current technology. I wish there was but that's not in the foreseeable future./architect
Highroller48: The ironic twist to this storm vs. Katrina is that where NOLA saw a large percentage of its poorest become the hardest-hit, Sandy seems to be targeting the richest demographics. Ocean City, Greenwich, Atlantic City, Manhattan......It will be interesting to compare the scope of the recovery efforts to, say, those carried out in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.I bet not too many Midtown socialites are gonna end up in FEMA trailers.
saintstryfe: And we know now the result of that old Bush Administration fight....
HotWingAgenda: Still, sending warm thoughts towards NY. Maybe the Jets could send up Tebow to carry the wee bairns across the water to safety?
Blowmonkey: HotWingAgenda: Still, sending warm thoughts towards NY. Maybe the Jets could send up Tebow to carry the wee bairns across the water to safety?Doesn't he have an inside connection. Couldn't someone just put him on the roof with a staff to take care of this shiat?
BronyMedic: Blowmonkey: HotWingAgenda: Still, sending warm thoughts towards NY. Maybe the Jets could send up Tebow to carry the wee bairns across the water to safety?Doesn't he have an inside connection. Couldn't someone just put him on the roof with a staff to take care of this shiat?Tebow is just as bad as obama then!
quickdraw: Folks dont let the trolls derail the real issues here. Just put them on ignore and move on.
God-is-a-Taco: BronyMedic:You know, I rarely say this, but...[i48.tinypic.com image 357x368]
DeathByGeekSquad: Let's sensationalize the situation even more, shall we?BABIES ARE DROWNING, AN ENTIRE NYC GENERATION LOST?
Chupacabra Sandwich: xl5150 is a highly skilled troll. Please ignore him. I know it's hard, but I believe in you.
BronyMedic: DeathByGeekSquad: Let's sensationalize the situation even more, shall we?BABIES ARE DROWNING, AN ENTIRE NYC GENERATION LOST?Considering NYU is a level IV surgical NICU, and those babies are completely dependant on specialized, very large machines to keep them both warm and alive, yeah. It's a big freakin' deal.The cold alone can kill a medically fragile baby very quickly.
Blowmonkey: Well, it might, what with it being sick people and everything. OH and the storm and lack of power, roads being screwed, flooding, just that stuff.
mynameist: How Farking hard is it to maintain a backup generator? Angolans can figure it out. Fark NY.
DeathByGeekSquad: And yet it's not the worst case scenario...
bob_ross: newborns are not people
seventypercent: quickdraw: Folks dont let the trolls derail the real issues here. Just put them on ignore and move on.THISFolks, there are some fundamentally broken and genuinely horrible human beings about, and replying to them will only have the effect of turning this thread into yet another trainwreck. Please, just ignore them and try to keep the signal-to-noise ratio up.
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