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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 05:17:02 AM  
I want to go to sleep but I can't stop listening! Good thing I work second shift.
 
2012-10-30 05:17:17 AM  

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

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


wtf?
 
2012-10-30 05:18:02 AM  
Wow.. It's low tide and the water at battery park isn't too far from the top of the wall still
 
2012-10-30 05:18:09 AM  

styckx: 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..


More power to you hon, I probably should think about that myself but, well...
 
2012-10-30 05:18:10 AM  

clear_prop: CNN saying a broken dam in NJ now.


where in Jersey?

tinfoil-hat maggie: well ya I think this is gonna be really bad.


And a lot of the damage won't be seen for a while, since it's underground, the road tunnels and subway and other train tunnels.
 
2012-10-30 05:19:18 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: wtf?


they're on fire

styckx: It's low tide and the water at battery park isn't too far from the top of the wall still


as long as the storm is pushing the water it's going to stay high and with the tide going back up soon....
 
2012-10-30 05:20:08 AM  

WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: CNN saying a broken dam in NJ now.

where in Jersey?


Bergen County.

Little Ferry and two other towns Soledad couldn't pronounce.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:10 AM  
And there were and may still be 19 workers trapped at a ConEd plant
 
2012-10-30 05:22:00 AM  

clear_prop: Bergen County.


I had a feeling that would be it
 
2012-10-30 05:23:49 AM  
 
2012-10-30 05:25:21 AM  

clear_prop: CNN saying a broken dam in NJ now.


Please no.
 
2012-10-30 05:26:51 AM  

WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: Bergen County.

I had a feeling that would be it


The others are Moonachie and Carlstadt according to CNN.

This is the area around Teterboro Airport and the Meadowlands sports complex. Wetlands that are already really wet.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:17 AM  

WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: CNN saying a broken dam in NJ now.

where in Jersey?

tinfoil-hat maggie: well ya I think this is gonna be really bad.

And a lot of the damage won't be seen for a while, since it's underground, the road tunnels and subway and other train tunnels.


Yea, I'm actually wondering when we start hearing about a flood gate system for NYC like London got.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:25 AM  
All this news coverage, and this is the photo that finally got me all teary-eyed:

i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 05:28:26 AM  

clear_prop: WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: Bergen County.

I had a feeling that would be it

The others are Moonachie and Carlstadt according to CNN.

This is the area around Teterboro Airport and the Meadowlands sports complex. Wetlands that are already really wet.


Didn't they open up dams to lower the water levels in a bunch of lakes in that area to hopefully prevent this?

Hope it isn't as bad as it sounds
 
2012-10-30 05:31:55 AM  
from the Jersey City thread

NYFD scanner:

"Do we have any plans in place for the incoming tide?"

Long pause.

"Negative. There are no plans."
 
2012-10-30 05:32:00 AM  

Max Awesome: All this news coverage, and this is the photo that finally got me all teary-eyed:

[i42.photobucket.com image 600x450]


Why cry? That's a GREAT photo. One more puppy safe and sound.
 
2012-10-30 05:32:42 AM  

styckx: clear_prop: WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: Bergen County.

I had a feeling that would be it

The others are Moonachie and Carlstadt according to CNN.

This is the area around Teterboro Airport and the Meadowlands sports complex. Wetlands that are already really wet.

Didn't they open up dams to lower the water levels in a bunch of lakes in that area to hopefully prevent this?

Hope it isn't as bad as it sounds


Looking at it in Google Earth, it looks like there aren't too many houses in the flood plain of the dam. CNN said a few thousand people evacuated.

If it floods Teterboro, add a few billion in damages for all the bizjets parked there. Hopefully they moved most of them to dryer airports.
 
2012-10-30 05:33:50 AM  

WhyteRaven74: ExperianScaresCthulhu: wtf?

they're on fire

styckx: It's low tide and the water at battery park isn't too far from the top of the wall still

as long as the storm is pushing the water it's going to stay high and with the tide going back up soon....


3 hours is high tide...
 
2012-10-30 05:34:26 AM  

Max Awesome: All this news coverage, and this is the photo that finally got me all teary-eyed:

[i42.photobucket.com image 600x450]


What a wonderful photo.
 
2012-10-30 05:35:22 AM  
Trailer park in Moonachie has people trapped on their roofs from the flooding according to CNN.
 
2012-10-30 05:35:39 AM  

JSam21: 3 hours is high tide...


yeah, they're farked
 
2012-10-30 05:36:17 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.



What will happen, now, to prevent this from happening in the future?
 
2012-10-30 05:36:33 AM  
Is there a live feed of CNN anywhere?

/canceled cable TV over the summer
 
2012-10-30 05:38:34 AM  

clear_prop: CNN saying a broken dam in NJ now.


Yeah, I saw that on PIX channel 11. A newslady went out there thinking she was going to do a relatively simple report on the aftermath and then almost got swept away by an unexpected surge of water.

She said the police came by and told her to get the heck out of the area because a dyke had broken. 

/I have no idea why I get the NY morning news here in Vancouver, Canada.
 
2012-10-30 05:40:11 AM  

WhyteRaven74: from the Jersey City thread

NYFD scanner:

"Do we have any plans in place for the incoming tide?"

Long pause.

"Negative. There are no plans."


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 05:40:55 AM  

WhyteRaven74: from the Jersey City thread

NYFD scanner:

"Do we have any plans in place for the incoming tide?"

Long pause.

"Negative. There are no plans."


Well, I think they're past the planning stage now and just reacting.
 
2012-10-30 05:40:59 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.


If there's one thing I learned watching that show, it's that apparently practically everything destroys concrete on 50-100 year timescales. Plants, water, salt, windblown sand, lichen, alternating heat/cold, you name it - it attacks reinforced concrete.

Frankly I'm nervous about the NYC subway system. Hundred year old tunnels, hundred year old supports, lots of cast iron.
 
2012-10-30 05:41:04 AM  
And now add on a water main break... Pile it on now
 
2012-10-30 05:41:08 AM  

doglover: Max Awesome: All this news coverage, and this is the photo that finally got me all teary-eyed:

[i42.photobucket.com image 600x450]

Why cry? That's a GREAT photo. One more puppy safe and sound.


I always get choked-up when I see people helping animals. Or animals helping other animals. It's happy tears though.
 
2012-10-30 05:44:16 AM  

Max Awesome: doglover: Max Awesome: All this news coverage, and this is the photo that finally got me all teary-eyed:

[i42.photobucket.com image 600x450]

Why cry? That's a GREAT photo. One more puppy safe and sound.

I always get choked-up when I see people helping animals. Or animals helping other animals. It's happy tears though.


There's nothing wrong with that. :-)
 
2012-10-30 05:46:53 AM  
The pictures/videos of the Breezy Point fire look like something from wildfires out west.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:31 AM  

clear_prop: The pictures/videos of the Breezy Point fire look like something from wildfires out west.


Yep... With a lot more water
 
2012-10-30 05:48:08 AM  
Quoting something a farker said earlier but it really sums up everything perfectly

If this was a disaster movie it would be panned for being over the top.
 
2012-10-30 05:48:10 AM  

Max Awesome: doglover: Max Awesome: All this news coverage, and this is the photo that finally got me all teary-eyed:

[i42.photobucket.com image 600x450]

Why cry? That's a GREAT photo. One more puppy safe and sound.

I always get choked-up when I see people helping animals. Or animals helping other animals. It's happy tears though.


Fark yeah.
 
2012-10-30 05:49:11 AM  

erik-k: 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.

If there's one thing I learned watching that show, it's that apparently practically everything destroys concrete on 50-100 year timescales. Plants, water, salt, windblown sand, lichen, alternating heat/cold, you name it - it attacks reinforced concrete.

Frankly I'm nervous about the NYC subway system. Hundred year old tunnels, hundred year old supports, lots of cast iron.


What would happen to NYC without subways? That is a scary thought.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:05 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: What would happen to NYC without subways? That is a scary thought.


More walking.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:32 AM  
Radios are cutting out bad now... Making it very hard to make out what is going on...
 
2012-10-30 05:51:33 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: erik-k: 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.

If there's one thing I learned watching that show, it's that apparently practically everything destroys concrete on 50-100 year timescales. Plants, water, salt, windblown sand, lichen, alternating heat/cold, you name it - it attacks reinforced concrete.

Frankly I'm nervous about the NYC subway system. Hundred year old tunnels, hundred year old supports, lots of cast iron.

What would happen to NYC without subways? That is a scary thought.


Motorists Vs Cyclists civil war
 
2012-10-30 05:52:10 AM  

styckx: Quoting something a farker said earlier but it really sums up everything perfectly

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


We seem to be having a lot of over the top "in real life disaster movies" lately, well, the last 10+ years or so.
 
2012-10-30 05:52:37 AM  
Entire town of Moonachie. NJ under 4-5ft of water.

/fortunately it is a small town
 
2012-10-30 05:53:18 AM  

doglover: tinfoil-hat maggie: What would happen to NYC without subways? That is a scary thought.

More walking.


So good for cardio, okay.
 
2012-10-30 05:53:38 AM  
Listening to the scanners, another fire just broke out.
 
2012-10-30 05:54:22 AM  

clear_prop: Entire town of Moonachie. NJ under 4-5ft of water.

/fortunately it is a small town


I hope Pat it alright!

/I'm going to guess maybe one person gets this
 
2012-10-30 05:54:24 AM  
FDNY continues to ask for ConEd ETAs... Dispatch keeps stating that they, ConEd, aren't giving etas... Wires on fire all over the place, wires arcing... ConEd just needs to shut down the grid right now.
 
2012-10-30 05:54:29 AM  

styckx: tinfoil-hat maggie: erik-k: 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.

If there's one thing I learned watching that show, it's that apparently practically everything destroys concrete on 50-100 year timescales. Plants, water, salt, windblown sand, lichen, alternating heat/cold, you name it - it attacks reinforced concrete.

Frankly I'm nervous about the NYC subway system. Hundred year old tunnels, hundred year old supports, lots of cast iron.

What would happen to NYC without subways? That is a scary thought.

Motorists Vs Cyclists civil war


So it would turn into San Fran?
 
2012-10-30 05:54:36 AM  

doglover: tinfoil-hat maggie: What would happen to NYC without subways? That is a scary thought.

More walking.


All the subway lines won't be down. Additional crowding on the operating lines, but nothing NYC hasn't dealt with before.
 
2012-10-30 05:55:22 AM  

JSam21: FDNY continues to ask for ConEd ETAs... Dispatch keeps stating that they, ConEd, aren't giving etas... Wires on fire all over the place, wires arcing... ConEd just needs to shut down the grid right now.


Can you give me a link to the feed you're listening to?
 
2012-10-30 05:55:29 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: styckx: Quoting something a farker said earlier but it really sums up everything perfectly

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

We seem to be having a lot of over the top "in real life disaster movies" lately, well, the last 10+ years or so.


That's because the earth is cooling.
 
2012-10-30 05:55:35 AM  

Ape_Stone: Listening to the scanners, another fire just broke out.


I'm guessing this is when mine cut out... Where is this location?
 
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