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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 03:59:34 AM

WhyteRaven74: [pbs.twimg.com image 612x612]

Power lines aren't supposed to look like that...


Yeah, that is no bueno.
 
2012-10-30 03:59:40 AM

saintstryfe: Oh dear god...

there were people in that fire. CBS New York just reported... there were people in that area before the fire. No confirmation of deaths related to it, but there were people in the Evacuation Zone who were determined to "Ride it out".

Thrall's balls.



On the Twittersphere someone claimed their mom carried their 88-year-old grandmother 4 blocks to escape that fire. I think that there may have been some people who stayed behind who didn't have much of a choice, and weren't anticipating a massive inferno.
 
2012-10-30 04:00:13 AM

Bathia_Mapes: AverageAmericanGuy: themeaningoflifeisnot: shower_in_my_socks: Twitter-verse saying entire blocks are on fire. 5-alarm fire now.

They called in a 6th alarm about 20 minutes ago. Even dispatch couldn't believe it.

MSNBC is saying it's only a 4 alarm.

Personally I'll trust FDNY's twitter feed over what's being reported on MSNBC.


FDNY hasn't updated it's twitter yet to reflect the 6th alarm requested by field command and issued by FDNY dispatch. It's still showing 5 alarm. It has been updated to show 50 homes destroyed.

Field command is still requesting gas company help because they've got gas fires burning that they can't put out.
 
2012-10-30 04:00:16 AM
Oh good, apparently there's an electrical fire, or was, at a subway station. I was worried this wasn't bad enough.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-10-30 04:01:05 AM

WhyteRaven74: Oh good, apparently there's an electrical fire, or was, at a subway station. I was worried this wasn't bad enough.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]


fark dude.. Is that really NYC right now? Empire State the only thing lit still?
 
2012-10-30 04:01:39 AM

WhyteRaven74: [pbs.twimg.com image 612x612]

Power lines aren't supposed to look like that...


It looks like a DeLorean just raced by. Is the clock tower okay?
 
2012-10-30 04:01:40 AM

shower_in_my_socks: saintstryfe: Oh dear god...

there were people in that fire. CBS New York just reported... there were people in that area before the fire. No confirmation of deaths related to it, but there were people in the Evacuation Zone who were determined to "Ride it out".

Thrall's balls.


On the Twittersphere someone claimed their mom carried their 88-year-old grandmother 4 blocks to escape that fire. I think that there may have been some people who stayed behind who didn't have much of a choice, and weren't anticipating a massive inferno.


Just so many people. Many without cars. Nothing to do but sit there and hope.
 
2012-10-30 04:02:05 AM
 
2012-10-30 04:02:21 AM

styckx: WhyteRaven74: Oh good, apparently there's an electrical fire, or was, at a subway station. I was worried this wasn't bad enough.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]

fark dude.. Is that really NYC right now? Empire State the only thing lit still?


Fox News just showed a shot of Times Square. It's lit up like a Christmas tree.
 
2012-10-30 04:02:43 AM

shower_in_my_socks: On the Twittersphere someone claimed their mom carried their 88-year-old grandmother 4 blocks to escape that fire. I think that there may have been some people who stayed behind who didn't have much of a choice, and weren't anticipating a massive inferno.


I'm not blaming the people. It's just terrible to even consider the possibility of a person being in that hell.
 
2012-10-30 04:02:51 AM

WhyteRaven74: [pbs.twimg.com image 612x612]

Power lines aren't supposed to look like that...


Oh dear God.
 
2012-10-30 04:02:52 AM
I learned that some people don't leave because they can't afford to, some don't leave because they think it won't be that bad, and some don't leave because they just don't want to.
 
2012-10-30 04:02:54 AM

noblehammer16: Yeah, that is no bueno.


Yeah getting the power back isn't going to be a matter of just reconnecting some power lines and replacing transformers, there's going to be a lot of power lines needing replacement.

themeaningoflifeisnot: Field command is still requesting gas company help because they've got gas fires burning that they can't put out.


And a lot of the shut off valves are underwater. Which means shutting off the gas further out. Which means not just affected structures without gas, but who knows how many people.
 
2012-10-30 04:03:29 AM

styckx: WhyteRaven74: Oh good, apparently there's an electrical fire, or was, at a subway station. I was worried this wasn't bad enough.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]

fark dude.. Is that really NYC right now? Empire State the only thing lit still?


I'd bet dollars to donuts that my uncle is by now.
 
2012-10-30 04:04:10 AM
How is the Wu-Tang Clan doing?
 
2012-10-30 04:04:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: styckx: WhyteRaven74: Oh good, apparently there's an electrical fire, or was, at a subway station. I was worried this wasn't bad enough.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]

fark dude.. Is that really NYC right now? Empire State the only thing lit still?

Fox News just showed a shot of Times Square. It's lit up like a Christmas tree.


I don't have cable TV so I only have TWC and Fark to go off of.. I refuse to look at the Photoshop contest on twitter for pictures of what it's like else where in the Delaware Valley
 
2012-10-30 04:04:25 AM

DrGunsforHands: Video of the Breezy Point fire



Geez, it's like a Fire Hurricane.
 
2012-10-30 04:05:05 AM

styckx: Empire State the only thing lit still?


yep, at least in Manhattan. They cut the power to prevent more stuff from getting asplodey at the substations and such in Manhattan hours ago .
 
2012-10-30 04:05:05 AM

WhyteRaven74: themeaningoflifeisnot: Field command is still requesting gas company help because they've got gas fires burning that they can't put out.

And a lot of the shut off valves are underwater. Which means shutting off the gas further out. Which means not just affected structures without gas, but who knows how many people.


Yeah, when the first call to the gas company went out, it sounded like they were going to have a telephone conference about how far out they'd have to shut the gas off.
 
2012-10-30 04:06:17 AM

WhyteRaven74: Oh good, apparently there's an electrical fire, or was, at a subway station. I was worried this wasn't bad enough.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]


Whoa! Crazy.
 
2012-10-30 04:06:44 AM
CBS New York confirms it is a 6 alarm fire.

Over 200 firefighters

Strong winds hampering efforts

2-3 feet of water

No reported injuries as of yet, Spirits be praised.
 
2012-10-30 04:07:16 AM

BronyMedic: LIVE FEED OF FDNY FIRE COMMUNICATIONS FROM QUEENS, INCLUDING EVACUATION

Click here to listen.

Bad, bad shiat is going down in New York, folks.


Man, I would not be a dispatcher in NY for a billion dollars right now. You have whatever karma I've got saved up, brothers and sisters on the air. Also FD, PD, and all emergency services in the boroughs. You guys don't get nearly enough credit or pay. Or notice or respect except when shiat like this goes down.

This is why they're called New York's Finest and don't anybody ever forget it.
 
2012-10-30 04:07:44 AM

saintstryfe: CBS New York confirms it is a 6 alarm fire.

Over 200 firefighters

Strong winds hampering efforts

2-3 feet of water

No reported injuries as of yet, Spirits be praised.


200 firefighters? Holy fark
 
2012-10-30 04:07:56 AM
There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK that anyone has seen?
 
2012-10-30 04:08:28 AM

WhyteRaven74: styckx: Empire State the only thing lit still?

yep, at least in Manhattan. They cut the power to prevent more stuff from getting asplodey at the substations and such in Manhattan hours ago .


New Yorkers have a very deep attachment to the ESB.

It not being lit up would be very harmful. You keep the city's torch lit. I don't know, but I'm 100% sure they have emergency power simply for that.
 
2012-10-30 04:09:15 AM
New York's infrastructure was already in terrible shape. Plus there are many many old buildings that were already missing mortar and whatnot. New York will be forever changed because of this. Thousands of people will lose their homes. Not just the ones that burned down.

Regardless of how you feel about New York and New Yorkers it is a very densely populated area. Much more so than LA or NOLA or Houston. Thats what makes this so horrible.
 
2012-10-30 04:09:20 AM

WhyteRaven74: [pbs.twimg.com image 612x612]

Power lines aren't supposed to look like that...


F*ck! Those some scary looking power lines.
 
2012-10-30 04:09:27 AM

Gyrfalcon: Man, I would not be a dispatcher in NY for a billion dollars right now.



My mom was a police and fire dispatcher for about 15 years. Even on a "calm" night, you couldn't pay me enough to do that job. She actually had a stroke on the job and had to retire on disability. I cannot imagine what the dispatchers in NYC and surrounding areas have dealt with tonight, not to mention of course the exhausted people they're sending out to deal with this shiat.
 
2012-10-30 04:09:38 AM
Two houses in fire in Old Saybrook CT.. TWC showing live video of it.
 
2012-10-30 04:10:12 AM

WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK that anyone has seen?


No flights in or out. I've heard nothing of any damage specifically to them.

Oh lovely: New wrinkle: According to CBS New York: gas fumes in the Holland Tunnel.
 
2012-10-30 04:10:56 AM

shower_in_my_socks: DrGunsforHands: Video of the Breezy Point fire


Geez, it's like a Fire Hurricane.


Listening to the fire dispatch radio on this and everything else is just heartrending.
 
2012-10-30 04:11:13 AM

saintstryfe: WhyteRaven74: styckx: Empire State the only thing lit still?

yep, at least in Manhattan. They cut the power to prevent more stuff from getting asplodey at the substations and such in Manhattan hours ago .

New Yorkers have a very deep attachment to the ESB.

It not being lit up would be very harmful. You keep the city's torch lit. I don't know, but I'm 100% sure they have emergency power simply for that.


I like to think of it as New York giving the finger to mother nature. FARK THAT BROAD SANDY, WE'RE STILL LIGHTING THIS TOWER.
 
2012-10-30 04:11:14 AM

WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK



I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.
 
2012-10-30 04:11:17 AM

saintstryfe: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK that anyone has seen?

No flights in or out. I've heard nothing of any damage specifically to them.

Oh lovely: New wrinkle: According to CBS New York: gas fumes in the Holland Tunnel.


!

If this was a disaster movie it would be panned for being over the top.
 
2012-10-30 04:12:28 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Geez, it's like a Fire Hurricane.


Sounds like a Micheal Bay movie:i632.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 04:13:17 AM

shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK


I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.


lh4.ggpht.com
 
2012-10-30 04:13:36 AM
All of the dispatchers and various chiefs have been very calm during the whole night. No emotion or stress showing through at all.
 
2012-10-30 04:14:07 AM

quickdraw: If this was a disaster movie it would be panned for being over the top.


Going through these last couple of pages of posts, they all sound like we're whispering like frightened children. .
 
2012-10-30 04:14:34 AM

A Dark Evil Omen: shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK


I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.

[lh4.ggpht.com image 450x337]


This really sucks for me. I'm a New Yorker born-and-bred, this is like watching your home burn - and that's the first legitimate laugh I've had in about 3 hours. God bless you citizen.
 
2012-10-30 04:14:38 AM
For those curious, this not-official website gives the following for a 6 alarm fire serviced by the NY FD:
"5 Alarm (signal 5-5):
20 engines
11 ladders
5 battalion chiefs
1 rescue
1 squad
1 deputy chief
1 RAC unit
1 satellite
safety battalion
SOC battalion
1 tactical support unit
field comm

All subsequent alarms, add:
4 engines
2 ladders"

That's a lot of equipment and personnel...
 
2012-10-30 04:14:55 AM
Any good live feeds audio or video out of New York? shiat is calm here in the Philadelphia area but NYC and North Jersey sounds like some shiat out of a movie,
 
2012-10-30 04:15:05 AM

Coelacanth: quickdraw: If this was a disaster movie it would be panned for being over the top.

Going through these last couple of pages of posts, they all sound like we're whispering like frightened children. .


Valium laced coffee.
 
2012-10-30 04:17:03 AM

Bathia_Mapes: F*ck! Those some scary looking power lines.


no shiat, according to the tweet it was posted in, they're on fire.

saintstryfe: but I'm 100% sure they have emergency power simply for that.


battery back ups most likely

No flights in or out.

I know about that, just given their locations was wondering if there were any reports of how much water is on the runways and such. Also there's gonna be a lot of planes sitting there, their wheels were never meant to take day long baths in sea water either.

ccording to CBS New York: gas fumes in the Holland Tunnel.

Well of course there are. I'm waiting to find out there's a ship cruising through the Lower East Side at this point.

shower_in_my_socks: I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.


you magnificent bastard
 
2012-10-30 04:17:42 AM

WxGuy1: For those curious, this not-official website gives the following for a 6 alarm fire serviced by the NY FD:
"5 Alarm (signal 5-5):
20 engines
11 ladders
5 battalion chiefs
1 rescue
1 squad
1 deputy chief
1 RAC unit
1 satellite
safety battalion
SOC battalion
1 tactical support unit
field comm

All subsequent alarms, add:
4 engines
2 ladders"

That's a lot of equipment and personnel...


The FDNY twitter shows 6-6, so I guess FDNY has confirmed the 6th alarm, too. And that's an incredible amount of resources for a fire. I have to assume that they're drawing from other boroughs for this because there are other fires ongoing in Queens.
 
2012-10-30 04:18:18 AM

styckx: Any good live feeds audio or video out of New York? shiat is calm here in the Philadelphia area but NYC and North Jersey sounds like some shiat out of a movie,


FDNY Queens Fire Dispatch live audio feed
 
2012-10-30 04:18:45 AM

Genevieve Marie: shower_in_my_socks: Since my hotlinked image may have gone deads-ville on me, here's that Breezy Point inferno screen grab again:

[img5.imageshack.us image 600x335]

Twitter-verse saying entire blocks are on fire. 5-alarm fire now.


Holy god. That's ugly and terrible.


Yes, yes it is, don't know what to say. Hope everyone got out alright.
 
2012-10-30 04:19:38 AM

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

Subby you are right this is ghastly.


Meh. It's a walk in the park compared to Katrina, Ivan, Camille, and some of the other real strong hurricanes that have hit the gulf coast.
 
2012-10-30 04:19:41 AM

Coelacanth: quickdraw: If this was a disaster movie it would be panned for being over the top.

Going through these last couple of pages of posts, they all sound like we're whispering like frightened children. .


Respectfully, that is EXACTLY what I am. I'm really upset. I'm thrilled personally that my little corner of New York is nearly unaffected but down there is where I love. It's the only place that I love. Being upstate is only bearable because of my family (I quit my job to move back home to take care of my father, who needed until very recently 24/7 care that I provided). That's my home. And it's falling apart. It's hard to watch but I can't get my eyes off of it.

That said, I fully trust the people of New York to be awesome and stand up, just like we did on 9/11. New Yorkers are at heart people who band together when the chips are down. New York will rise again. We aren't called the Greatest City in the World because Rudy needed a tag line for his first inaugural. We're called that because it's the damned truth.
 
2012-10-30 04:20:21 AM

quickdraw: saintstryfe: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK that anyone has seen?

No flights in or out. I've heard nothing of any damage specifically to them.

Oh lovely: New wrinkle: According to CBS New York: gas fumes in the Holland Tunnel.

!

If this was a disaster movie it would be panned for being over the top.


Things that have happened:

*Gigantic blue, extra-dimensional looking, explosion
*An entire building facade being torn off by wind
*New Jersey boardwalk being demolished
*50 house, 6-alarm fire
*Giant crane dangling
*Entire hospitals blacked out, requiring heroic efforts to save recently born babies: a true testament to the human spirit
*Power lines catching fire
*Simultaneous snowstorm, dumping 2 feet of snow in West Virginia
*One badass mayor riding around with emergency personnel, taking distress signals from twitter (Newark mayor Booker)

Things that may have happened:
Sharks in front yards

I read a quote somewhere that this is the type of storm that rewrites meteorology textbooks. But I can see a movie being in the works as well.
 
2012-10-30 04:22:19 AM
Crazy Hurricane Jet Skier in Manasquan New Jersey - Hurricane Sandy Jetski. Link

ConEd Explosion Takes Out Power on Manahattan Island Link
 
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