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(ABC) NewsFlash The worst case scenario has occurred: NYU Medical Center has lost all power and oxygen supplies. Hundreds of people, including newborns and children, are being evacuated   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 832
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2012-10-30 01:36:09 AM

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.


And thanks to you too.
 
2012-10-30 01:36:29 AM
Can we get back to REAL problems now?
 
2012-10-30 01:36:39 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Not anywhere near the "worst case scenerio", subby.


Totally. Cloverfield monster hasn't even awoken yet.
 
2012-10-30 01:36:52 AM
FDNY is telling all units near the floodwaters to cease operations and not attempt to enter certain areas until the water goes down.
 
2012-10-30 01:37:07 AM
Those pics of the ambulances is impressive. You have to give New York credit, they have the resources to deal with shiat.
 
2012-10-30 01:37:29 AM
They call the storm Sandy
www.markfarmersworld.com
Cause it's only got one eye.
 
2012-10-30 01:37:36 AM

ilikeracecars: I'll defend subby and say this is most likely the worst case scenario for this particular hospital.


Not even. Generators failing, structural failure, and no way to evacuate patients due to flooding would start to head in the direction of "worst case" for that hospital.
 
2012-10-30 01:38:11 AM

keytronic: Those pics of the ambulances is impressive. You have to give New York credit, they have the resources to deal with shiat.


Those are from all over the United States, not just NY Metro. AMR and Rural/Metro both have EMS Strike Teams up there now evacing.

Listening to the radio traffic is chilling. It's crazy down there.
 
2012-10-30 01:38:23 AM

pissedoffmick: Haliburton Cummings: there's some clowns in the other thread with big generators..maybe they can help

hey buddy.


oh the clown trolls are here too
 
2012-10-30 01:38:34 AM

LordOfThePings: Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.

Hope this doesn't get worse.


Gutierrez, you can't evacuate people. I mean, you can if you want
 
2012-10-30 01:38:38 AM
To be fair no one told them a storm was coming.
 
mjg
2012-10-30 01:39:08 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Good luck New Yorkers, and diety of your choice bless. But you'll still be assholes next week.


imageshack.us

Atlanta. And douche to boot.

/loser
 
2012-10-30 01:39:18 AM

BronyMedic:
You know, I rarely say this, but...


i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 01:39:18 AM

Meatybrain: They call the storm Sandy
[www.markfarmersworld.com image 279x341]
Cause it's only got one eye.


imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence
 
2012-10-30 01:39:28 AM
Yeesh. This is getting bad. I hope the best for those over there.
 
2012-10-30 01:39:56 AM
What's worse than that is the skin on the front page.
 
2012-10-30 01:40:13 AM
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.
 
2012-10-30 01:40:43 AM

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


Kind of sad how people think that all we need to prevent any tragedy is the right kind of preparation or protocols. Its a kind of naivete when people think that if only THEY had been in charge no tragedy would have occurred.

Building codes like this are there for a damn good reason and it makes far more sense to have codes that keep everyone safe everyday - rather than doing all our construction to prepare for a once in a lifetime event like this.
 
2012-10-30 01:41:23 AM

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.


It doesn't help that the officials there delayed an official request for FEMA and federal mutual aid resources, you know. New Orleans was far from JUST FEMA's foul up.
 
2012-10-30 01:42:32 AM
Worst case would have involved not having a way to evacuate those people out. Apparently they were able to get a freaking armada of ambulances over there right away in an orderly manner, without having to resort to school buses or taxis.

Still, sending warm thoughts towards NY. Maybe the Jets could send up Tebow to carry the wee bairns across the water to safety?
 
2012-10-30 01:42:54 AM

saintstryfe: And we know now the result of that old Bush Administration fight....


Well, that didn't take long.
 
2012-10-30 01:42:55 AM
i am guessing that that contract will not be renewed.
 
2012-10-30 01:43:07 AM
Noooooooooooo not the PONIES!!!!!
 
2012-10-30 01:43:18 AM

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?
 
2012-10-30 01:43:40 AM
The news just keeps getting worse and worse.

I hope everyone will be okay.
 
2012-10-30 01:43:44 AM

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!
 
2012-10-30 01:43:56 AM

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.


Atlantic City a "rich demographic"? Me thinks you've never been there. It's one street of hotels surrounded by ghettos.
 
2012-10-30 01:44:05 AM
Im not going to make a snarky comment, or even attempt any kind of humour in this.
Best of luck folks.
 
2012-10-30 01:44:07 AM
Whoa
 
2012-10-30 01:44:18 AM
xl5150 is a highly skilled troll. Please ignore him. I know it's hard, but I believe in you.
 
2012-10-30 01:44:19 AM

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!


Obama? Really? that's wha you autocorrect Osama to?

OH GOD. MY AUTOCORRECT IS REPUBLICAN!
 
2012-10-30 01:44:22 AM

quickdraw: Folks dont let the trolls derail the real issues here. Just put them on ignore and move on.


THIS

Folks, 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.
 
2012-10-30 01:45:00 AM
Bellevue is being evacuated because the two primary backup generators are under 2'+ water and the generators that are still running only had about an hours worth of fuel. Bellevue was asking the national guard to bucket brigade fuel to the 13th floor but that either didn't happen or was too much of a short term solution.
 
2012-10-30 01:45:09 AM
How

God-is-a-Taco: BronyMedic:
You know, I rarely say this, but...

[i48.tinypic.com image 357x368]


Great. Now I want KFC.
 
2012-10-30 01:45:10 AM
Let's sensationalize the situation even more, shall we?

BABIES ARE DROWNING, AN ENTIRE NYC GENERATION LOST?
 
2012-10-30 01:46:18 AM
On the flip side, traffic is going to be cake for a few weeks, assuming you parked your car on a roof somewhere. Enjoy the open streets while people wait for their insurance companies to replace their flooded wheels.
 
2012-10-30 01:46:41 AM

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.
 
2012-10-30 01:47:01 AM
How Farking hard is it to maintain a backup generator? Angolans can figure it out. Fark NY.
 
2012-10-30 01:47:24 AM

Chupacabra Sandwich: xl5150 is a highly skilled troll. Please ignore him. I know it's hard, but I believe in you.


highly skilled? hardly. Anytime you have to make yourself sound like a naive little kid in order to troll youre just giving it away.
 
2012-10-30 01:47:38 AM
For a bit of good news: I called my brother, who lives in the Bronx. He is doing great, and totally drunk. In fact, after I asked how he was he said FAB-U-LOS!
 
2012-10-30 01:47:41 AM

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


Thanks for posting. I was trying to figure out why they hadn't moved stuff higher.

Makes sense.

And sucks.

Hope they are okay.
 
2012-10-30 01:48:12 AM
When you don't plan for the worst, the worst happens.
 
2012-10-30 01:48:16 AM
This is Obama's Isaac.

No, wait.
 
2012-10-30 01:48:37 AM

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.


And yet it's not the worst case scenario...
 
2012-10-30 01:48:40 AM
media3.washingtonpost.com

"Nope, nothing to worry about, New York. Everything looks good here. "
 
2012-10-30 01:49:27 AM

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.


Yeah, thanks for the warm feeling.
 
2012-10-30 01:49:47 AM

mynameist: How Farking hard is it to maintain a backup generator? Angolans can figure it out. Fark NY.


This tread is turning into a great place to update The List.
 
2012-10-30 01:49:55 AM

DeathByGeekSquad: And yet it's not the worst case scenario...


Absent of a building collapse killing them, yeah it is. It's not as simple as hooking an adult up to a BVM and bagging them until the power comes back on.
 
fj4
2012-10-30 01:49:56 AM

bob_ross: newborns are not people


No shiat. They don't pay taxes, and just expect everything to be given to them.
 
2012-10-30 01:50:15 AM

seventypercent: quickdraw: Folks dont let the trolls derail the real issues here. Just put them on ignore and move on.

THIS

Folks, 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.


MOAR THIS
 
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