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2012-10-30 04:48:54 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: That does not look good.


No, it doesn't.

styckx: I can't imagine they can inspect every inch of track in the area (which needs to be done) before reopening all these lines.


They can, they have special cars they can run that actually check the tracks as they go over them. Of course first you want to make sure that's even safe in the first place.
 
2012-10-30 04:49:02 AM  

styckx: tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....

That does not look good.

And you have to wonder.. Even if they are re-opened and give the "all clear"... You have to wonder the scale of guessing they are using. I can't imagine they can inspect every inch of track in the area (which needs to be done) before reopening all these lines.

If I was a New Yorker who had to use mass transit daily I'd be wearing diapers for at least a week.


Not to mention all of the debris and other detritus that will be left on the tracks once the water is pumped out and/or recedes.
 
2012-10-30 04:49:23 AM  
And we are less than 4 hours from the next high tide...
 
2012-10-30 04:49:42 AM  

HotWingAgenda: WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....

Looks like a garbage dump threw up on the tracks. Or is it always like that in New York?


Storm run-off. It's picked up practically anything. And yes, New York isn't always the cleanest city in the world. Always some garbage in the subway tracks.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:01 AM  
Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..
 
2012-10-30 04:50:10 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Looks like a garbage dump threw up on the tracks. Or is it always like that in New York?


looks like just garbage being swept by the water also possibly backed up sewage. To quote the great Droopy "That's not sanitary"
 
2012-10-30 04:51:09 AM  

DrGunsforHands: Not to mention all of the debris and other detritus that will be left on the tracks once the water is pumped out and/or recedes.


I hope all of those people who were living in the tunnels got out safely.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:24 AM  

styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break?


I am, both to see what NYC looks like also so I can look out my window and see how Lake Michigan looks, supposed to have some real big waves today.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:52 AM  

Max Awesome: Here's a helpful page that debunks all the various "OMGShark in my Backyard!" photos.


This is indeed awesome.

6.mshcdn.com
 
2012-10-30 04:52:00 AM  

styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..


yes, it's good to hear you're safe and a big city like Philly was spared much of this.

I should get to work - being my area wasn't hit badly, it wouldn't shock me if we were open tomorrow at my job (not the Recovery job, my regular day job) and i'll probably be working the evening.
 
2012-10-30 04:52:19 AM  

DrGunsforHands: styckx: tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....

That does not look good.

And you have to wonder.. Even if they are re-opened and give the "all clear"... You have to wonder the scale of guessing they are using. I can't imagine they can inspect every inch of track in the area (which needs to be done) before reopening all these lines.

If I was a New Yorker who had to use mass transit daily I'd be wearing diapers for at least a week.

Not to mention all of the debris and other detritus that will be left on the tracks once the water is pumped out and/or recedes.


They've got vacuum trains for dealing with that.
 
2012-10-30 04:52:29 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....


I agree.
 
2012-10-30 04:52:44 AM  
Also in that subway pic the platform at the far end is under water, could mean the flooding is getting worse in the subway
 
2012-10-30 04:52:55 AM  
Of course, I mean get to bed.
 
2012-10-30 04:53:51 AM  
Looking for a place to crash for a few days. Please help.


cinemade.startlogic.com
 
2012-10-30 04:55:25 AM  

styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..


I'll be here until at least 3 a.m. PT.
 
2012-10-30 04:56:39 AM  
I was reading about the NYU Hospital evacuation on CNN's website when this little tidbit jumped out at me (bolding mine):

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

Read that again.

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

For the past week all we've been hearing about was how bad this storm was going to be and how NYC was in the direct path of it, and yet apparently NYU was like "nah, it won't be nearly as bad as Irene."

So all of you sniffling about the poor little sick babies having to be evacuated in the dark? THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE OVER THE WEEKEND. WITH WORKING VENTILATORS AND LIGHTS. Farking idiots, seriously.

And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina. I'm going to have a massive lump on my head from the major :headdesk: I just did.
 
2012-10-30 04:57:41 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..

I'll be here until at least 3 a.m. PT.


I'm here until at least 8am central... I've had the FDNY scanner locked in all night... It's an amazing job they are doing given the situation.
 
2012-10-30 04:58:31 AM  

Coelacanth: DrGunsforHands: Not to mention all of the debris and other detritus that will be left on the tracks once the water is pumped out and/or recedes.

I hope all of those people who were living in the tunnels got out safely.


Don't some of those tunnels just keep going down? It'd be like the Titanic! And what about the multiple sub-level parking ramps? That's nightmare fuel right there.
 
2012-10-30 04:58:57 AM  
Snowing *hard* here in Cincinnati, which was not expected until tomorrow night.
 
2012-10-30 04:59:38 AM  

Marisyana: I was reading about the NYU Hospital evacuation on CNN's website when this little tidbit jumped out at me (bolding mine):

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

Read that again.

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

For the past week all we've been hearing about was how bad this storm was going to be and how NYC was in the direct path of it, and yet apparently NYU was like "nah, it won't be nearly as bad as Irene."

So all of you sniffling about the poor little sick babies having to be evacuated in the dark? THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE OVER THE WEEKEND. WITH WORKING VENTILATORS AND LIGHTS. Farking idiots, seriously.

And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina. I'm going to have a massive lump on my head from the major :headdesk: I just did.


From a financial stand point... This will dwarf Katrina.
 
2012-10-30 04:59:54 AM  

Marisyana: I was reading about the NYU Hospital evacuation on CNN's website when this little tidbit jumped out at me (bolding mine):

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

Read that again.

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

For the past week all we've been hearing about was how bad this storm was going to be and how NYC was in the direct path of it, and yet apparently NYU was like "nah, it won't be nearly as bad as Irene."

So all of you sniffling about the poor little sick babies having to be evacuated in the dark? THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE OVER THE WEEKEND. WITH WORKING VENTILATORS AND LIGHTS. Farking idiots, seriously.

And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina. I'm going to have a massive lump on my head from the major :headdesk: I just did.


Not sure how up to speed you are on the storm news but similar shiat happened in Atlantic City.

Govenor Christie order MANADATORY evacuations on the barrier islands.. Mayor of Atlantic City was all like "Nah, we're chill, I'mma setup some shelters and we'll ride it out".. Needless to say National Guard had to go out in that shiat in the middle of the night to rescue people from one of those shelters (a block from the bay) they should never have been in. Chrstie blasted the Mayor on live TV saying "he went rogue"..
 
2012-10-30 05:00:08 AM  

styckx: tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....

That does not look good.

And you have to wonder.. Even if they are re-opened and give the "all clear"... You have to wonder the scale of guessing they are using. I can't imagine they can inspect every inch of track in the area (which needs to be done) before reopening all these lines.

If I was a New Yorker who had to use mass transit daily I'd be wearing diapers for at least a week.


Yea, I think it was the show "Life After People" that said salt water can fark up concrete.
 
2012-10-30 05:00:30 AM  
This is how you get house fires in a storm (warning, some swearing due to dumb girlfriend)
 
2012-10-30 05:01:32 AM  

JSam21: Bathia_Mapes: styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..

I'll be here until at least 3 a.m. PT.

I'm here until at least 8am central... I've had the FDNY scanner locked in all night... It's an amazing job they are doing given the situation.


I've got their scanner going right now. I know these firefighters are being paid, but that doesn't make any less heroic IMHO. It takes a special kind of courage to do what they do.
 
2012-10-30 05:02:06 AM  

styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..


What are you talking about coffee for I'm still drinking booze, this is an emergency.
 
2012-10-30 05:03:17 AM  

Max Awesome: This is how you get house fires in a storm (warning, some swearing due to dumb girlfriend)


Put down the camera dumbass and flip the main breaker.
 
2012-10-30 05:03:43 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: styckx: tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....

That does not look good.

And you have to wonder.. Even if they are re-opened and give the "all clear"... You have to wonder the scale of guessing they are using. I can't imagine they can inspect every inch of track in the area (which needs to be done) before reopening all these lines.

If I was a New Yorker who had to use mass transit daily I'd be wearing diapers for at least a week.

Yea, I think it was the show "Life After People" that said salt water can fark up concrete.


IIRC the show also depicted how quickly NYC would be flooded once the power failed and the pumps stopped working.
 
2012-10-30 05:03:52 AM  
ok folks, I think I have to get going. I can't take the stories anymore and if I don't get some sleep I won't be able to work, if indeed I have to.

please be safe if you're in the path of the storm still, and please, if you're in an affected area, please, don't farking move until you're given an all-clear. It is just adding chaos to a chaotic situation. Stay put unless it is not safe.
 
2012-10-30 05:04:21 AM  
Going to bed. I'm sure I will be shocked at what went down when I wake up and get to see the aftermath.
 
2012-10-30 05:05:59 AM  
Nursing home evac needed now in rockaway
 
2012-10-30 05:06:57 AM  

JSam21: Nursing home evac needed now in rockaway

Oh crap! Is the Rockaway fire still burning?
 
2012-10-30 05:07:13 AM  
Oh. and stay safe fellow farkers! Godspeed.
 
2012-10-30 05:07:15 AM  

Max Awesome: This is how you get house fires in a storm (warning, some swearing due to dumb girlfriend)


Wow.. Dumb girlfriend is right. She had to be told like 500 times
 
2012-10-30 05:07:19 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....


A man with a kayak could have a hell of time tonight.
 
2012-10-30 05:08:15 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: JSam21: Bathia_Mapes: styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..

I'll be here until at least 3 a.m. PT.

I'm here until at least 8am central... I've had the FDNY scanner locked in all night... It's an amazing job they are doing given the situation.

I've got their scanner going right now. I know these firefighters are being paid, but that doesn't make any less heroic IMHO. It takes a special kind of courage to do what they do.


It's difficult to imagine what their going threw right now, them and the cops and well everyone that has to deal with an emergency.
 
2012-10-30 05:08:45 AM  

WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....


Look at all the garbage they will have to dredge from the subway.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:52 AM  

saintstryfe: ok folks, I think I have to get going. I can't take the stories anymore and if I don't get some sleep I won't be able to work, if indeed I have to.

please be safe if you're in the path of the storm still, and please, if you're in an affected area, please, don't farking move until you're given an all-clear. It is just adding chaos to a chaotic situation. Stay put unless it is not safe.


Stay safe yourself.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:58 AM  

Marisyana: And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina


It is.
 
2012-10-30 05:10:28 AM  

Marisyana: I was reading about the NYU Hospital evacuation on CNN's website when this little tidbit jumped out at me (bolding mine):

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

Read that again.

NYU didn't anticipate such heavy flooding from Sandy, the superstorm that hit Monday, and chose not to evacuate all its patients before the storm, as they did with Hurricane Irene a year ago.

For the past week all we've been hearing about was how bad this storm was going to be and how NYC was in the direct path of it, and yet apparently NYU was like "nah, it won't be nearly as bad as Irene."

So all of you sniffling about the poor little sick babies having to be evacuated in the dark? THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE OVER THE WEEKEND. WITH WORKING VENTILATORS AND LIGHTS. Farking idiots, seriously.

And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina. I'm going to have a massive lump on my head from the major :headdesk: I just did.


I usually lurk these days. Wow, Kiddo, just wow. I hope you grow up.
 
2012-10-30 05:10:47 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: JSam21: Bathia_Mapes: styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..

I'll be here until at least 3 a.m. PT.

I'm here until at least 8am central... I've had the FDNY scanner locked in all night... It's an amazing job they are doing given the situation.

I've got their scanner going right now. I know these firefighters are being paid, but that doesn't make any less heroic IMHO. It takes a special kind of courage to do what they do.

It's difficult to imagine what their going threw right now, them and the cops and well everyone that has to deal with an emergency.


QFT
 
2012-10-30 05:10:49 AM  

doglover: A man with a kayak could have a hell of time tonight.


so true

sonorangal: Look at all the garbage they will have to dredge from the subway.


all that garbage is going to make pumping the water out oh so fun
 
2012-10-30 05:10:51 AM  

quickdraw: No_Good_Name: I'm not in NOLA. That frustrates me more. I survived Ike. And we did little to learn from Katrina. I would have hoped that others would have learned a bit more than we did.

Just wondering - why do you assume nothing was learned? The response to this has been phenomenal. Nothing like the foot-dragging we saw with Katrina. Im sure that Katrina is a big part of why there are so many people in place now doing as much as they possibly can.


That... and Manhattan is rich. Nola, those left behind, not so rich. Money plays a role, always.
 
2012-10-30 05:12:15 AM  
Toning it down! Message received.
 
2012-10-30 05:13:08 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: tinfoil-hat maggie: styckx: tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]

The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....

That does not look good.

And you have to wonder.. Even if they are re-opened and give the "all clear"... You have to wonder the scale of guessing they are using. I can't imagine they can inspect every inch of track in the area (which needs to be done) before reopening all these lines.

If I was a New Yorker who had to use mass transit daily I'd be wearing diapers for at least a week.

Yea, I think it was the show "Life After People" that said salt water can fark up concrete.

IIRC the show also depicted how quickly NYC would be flooded once the power failed and the pumps stopped working.


That's the one I'm thinking of, amazing how much we need the tech we've made as a civilization.
 
2012-10-30 05:13:38 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: styckx: Any of you farks staying up to day break? Deciding if I should put on coffee or go back to bed. I live in the Philly area and we got VERY LUCKY because the eye passed through. We missed all the rain and storm surge.. We got more wind than rain.. Thank god.. NYC is scary shiat though..

What are you talking about coffee for I'm still drinking booze, this is an emergency.


I went on the wagon 3 years ago.. Coffee is my last crutch..
 
2012-10-30 05:14:07 AM  

JSam21:

And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina. I'm going to have a massive lump on my head from the major :headdesk: I just did.

From a financial stand point... This will dwarf Katrina.


Financially, it's possible. In terms of lives lost, not even close.

styckx:
Not sure how up to speed you are on the storm news but similar shiat happened in Atlantic City.

Govenor Christie order MANADATORY evacuations on the barrier islands.. Mayor of Atlantic City was all like "Nah, we're chill, I'mma setup some shelters and we'll ride it out".. Needless to say National Guard had to go out in that shiat in the middle of the night to rescue people from one of those shelters (a block from the bay) they should never have been in. Chrstie blasted the Mayor on live TV saying "he went rogue"..


I'm not really surprised because it's actually pretty rare that a hurricane makes a direct hit on New Jersey (they go by a lot but don't make landfall), but that shiat looked BAD and Christie was right to blast him. I'm from the Jersey shore originally and the pictures some of my relatives are sending me are scary--and this was only a Category 1. I think anything 3 or above would make the Tri-State Area look like it got nuked.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:42 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Marisyana: And someone on my Facebook wrote that this was worse than Katrina

It is.


Money wise so far, probably, and well I'm just gonna wait for the sun to rise and well ya I think this is gonna be really bad.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:52 AM  
CNN saying a broken dam in NJ now.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:52 AM  

Marisyana: Financially, it's possible


Considering how many states are being screwed up, it's pretty well certain.
 
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