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2012-10-30 06:18:40 AM  

JSam21: clear_prop: JSam21: WhyteRaven74: JSam21: And now add on a water main break...

where?

Radios are cutting out... It's hard to figure out as I've never been to NYC...

And with the scanners going across boroughs, it is hard since the grid repeats across boroughs. Manhattan/Bronx are on the same grid. Queens and Brooklyn are on individual grids.

I want to say it was Brooklyn. Don't quote me on that but I believe the unit called Brooklyn dispatch.


Oh geez my boyfriend lives in Brooklyn. If anyone could get more information on this I would appreciate it hugely.
 
2012-10-30 06:18:47 AM  

clear_prop: WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: Battery Park is above water now, as seen by the reporters standing on the path at the water's edge.

and they're expecting another surge

Hopefully this one is smaller since it has less wind behind it.

Have they given any estimates?


It will definitely be smaller but I think they worried about it putting pressure back on an already very weaken and broken infrastructure. It won't be as high but under any normal circumstances this second surge would be "holy shiat" surging.. It's smaller but still going to be bad.
 
2012-10-30 06:19:12 AM  
oh bummer, guess one of the trucks had to be abandoned earlier due to mechanical issues, when it rains it pours.

/pun intended
 
2012-10-30 06:19:12 AM  

WhyteRaven74: clear_prop: Have they given any estimates?

8 feet


And the forecast for the early one was 11' but I think it came closer to 14'
 
2012-10-30 06:20:20 AM  

Lachwen: JSam21: clear_prop: JSam21: WhyteRaven74: JSam21: And now add on a water main break...

where?

Radios are cutting out... It's hard to figure out as I've never been to NYC...

And with the scanners going across boroughs, it is hard since the grid repeats across boroughs. Manhattan/Bronx are on the same grid. Queens and Brooklyn are on individual grids.

I want to say it was Brooklyn. Don't quote me on that but I believe the unit called Brooklyn dispatch.

Oh geez my boyfriend lives in Brooklyn. If anyone could get more information on this I would appreciate it hugely.


What part of Brooklyn? I also have a friend there but he said he was on the high side.
 
2012-10-30 06:20:56 AM  

JSam21: And the forecast for the early one was 11' but I think it came closer to 14'


Yeah it just about hit 14', or about 3 feet more than they were expecting. Even if this surge is only 8', it is going to make things a far bigger mess. Even a 6' surge would do that.
 
2012-10-30 06:21:23 AM  
Hell... FDNY truck now has a ruptured fuel tank
 
2012-10-30 06:21:41 AM  
all roads out of Ocean City NJ are shut down due to flooding.
 
2012-10-30 06:22:25 AM  
For those listening to the FDNY Queens feed, all the Broad Channel or Beach ###st calls are out on the barrier islands.
 
2012-10-30 06:22:36 AM  

JSam21: Lachwen: JSam21: clear_prop: JSam21: WhyteRaven74: JSam21: And now add on a water main break...

where?

Radios are cutting out... It's hard to figure out as I've never been to NYC...

And with the scanners going across boroughs, it is hard since the grid repeats across boroughs. Manhattan/Bronx are on the same grid. Queens and Brooklyn are on individual grids.

I want to say it was Brooklyn. Don't quote me on that but I believe the unit called Brooklyn dispatch.

Oh geez my boyfriend lives in Brooklyn. If anyone could get more information on this I would appreciate it hugely.

What part of Brooklyn? I also have a friend there but he said he was on the high side.


I ask what part because Red Hook is underwater
 
2012-10-30 06:23:38 AM  

Ape_Stone: .tinfoil-hat maggie: Ape_Stone: Did I hear that right, a gas leak now, but it's not going to be able to be accessed in time for the high tide?

I think so, like I said earlier it's not over yet.

Seriously, if you scripted all this, even Michael Bay would call you unrealistic and then scream at you to get the fark out of his office.


to be honest, after 9/11 all things are possible.

stay safe everyone.
 
2012-10-30 06:23:41 AM  
Grim report.. Oof..
 
2012-10-30 06:23:46 AM  
7hours and 18 minutes working the breezy point fire
 
2012-10-30 06:24:07 AM  

clear_prop: For those listening to the FDNY Queens feed, all the Broad Channel or Beach ###st calls are out on the barrier islands.


ty for that, I have no clue what streets are what in new york. so this helps me with where a good chunk of these calls are taking place at.
 
2012-10-30 06:24:50 AM  
 
2012-10-30 06:24:56 AM  

Chupacabra Sandwich: Let me take a moment this:

Following breaking news is my absolute favorite thing about Fark. You farkers are the best people in the world to watch things unfold with, every angle and every source of news is accounted for with the appropriate amount of snark and compassion.


i.imgur.com


This shiat is crazy. stay safe all of you east coasters.

That too.

/I love you guys
 
2012-10-30 06:25:29 AM  

styckx: Grim report.. Oof..


All I got was the duration and the oceanside ave border on the status report. That and the approximately 50 houses involved.
 
2012-10-30 06:26:00 AM  

Max Awesome: Surreal video of the Breezy Point fire - 50 burning homes surrounded by streets full of water.


And now they are GTFO cause the tide is coming up and they didn't search any of those houses.
 
2012-10-30 06:27:12 AM  

Ape_Stone: .tinfoil-hat maggie: Ape_Stone: Did I hear that right, a gas leak now, but it's not going to be able to be accessed in time for the high tide?

I think so, like I said earlier it's not over yet.

Seriously, if you scripted all this, even Michael Bay would call you unrealistic and then scream at you to get the fark out of his office.


I know, but it happens and well Micheal Bay would want more 'splosions Link
 
2012-10-30 06:27:17 AM  

JSam21: Lachwen: JSam21: clear_prop: JSam21: WhyteRaven74: JSam21: And now add on a water main break...

where?

Radios are cutting out... It's hard to figure out as I've never been to NYC...

And with the scanners going across boroughs, it is hard since the grid repeats across boroughs. Manhattan/Bronx are on the same grid. Queens and Brooklyn are on individual grids.

I want to say it was Brooklyn. Don't quote me on that but I believe the unit called Brooklyn dispatch.

Oh geez my boyfriend lives in Brooklyn. If anyone could get more information on this I would appreciate it hugely.

What part of Brooklyn? I also have a friend there but he said he was on the high side.


Flatbush.
 
2012-10-30 06:28:24 AM  

Ape_Stone: clear_prop: For those listening to the FDNY Queens feed, all the Broad Channel or Beach ###st calls are out on the barrier islands.

ty for that, I have no clue what streets are what in new york. so this helps me with where a good chunk of these calls are taking place at.


Queens is confusing since it has numbered streets, avenues, and roads, and then has Beach ## Street out on the Rockaways.
 
2012-10-30 06:29:44 AM  

Max Awesome: Surreal video of the Breezy Point fire - 50 burning homes surrounded by streets full of water.


Damn....
 
2012-10-30 06:30:19 AM  

Lachwen: JSam21: Lachwen: JSam21: clear_prop: JSam21: WhyteRaven74: JSam21: And now add on a water main break...

where?

Radios are cutting out... It's hard to figure out as I've never been to NYC...

And with the scanners going across boroughs, it is hard since the grid repeats across boroughs. Manhattan/Bronx are on the same grid. Queens and Brooklyn are on individual grids.

I want to say it was Brooklyn. Don't quote me on that but I believe the unit called Brooklyn dispatch.

Oh geez my boyfriend lives in Brooklyn. If anyone could get more information on this I would appreciate it hugely.

What part of Brooklyn? I also have a friend there but he said he was on the high side.

Flatbush.


Ok I'll do my best to get you info. I favorited you to make you easier to find
 
2012-10-30 06:30:43 AM  
I'm trying to hook a friend up with the emergency radio transmissions. Is there anything like a text feed summarising things or is this pretty much the best place to sit and get bits of discussion about it?
 
2012-10-30 06:31:32 AM  

Namefield: I'm trying to hook a friend up with the emergency radio transmissions. Is there anything like a text feed summarising things or is this pretty much the best place to sit and get bits of discussion about it?


We are trying to break down transmissions as they come in
 
2012-10-30 06:31:48 AM  
And here in Chicago we're supposed to get winds of 50 to 55 mph and waves of 18 to 23 feet. It's going to be an interesting day.
 
2012-10-30 06:32:57 AM  
Weather Channel reporter is at Battery Park and the water is just barely not coming up on the walking path and soon it will be coming up on it.
 
2012-10-30 06:34:31 AM  
With the amount of beach erossion, the 8' will be like the 14'. It's coming in already and we are still 2 hours from high tide
 
2012-10-30 06:34:32 AM  
Dang it, the radio cut out, what are they talking about with the National Guard and not being able to finish before the tide is in?
 
2012-10-30 06:34:40 AM  
Tide coming in again and causing issues for FDNY getting to calls.
 
2012-10-30 06:35:20 AM  

Ape_Stone: Dang it, the radio cut out, what are they talking about with the National Guard and not being able to finish before the tide is in?


National Grid aka power company.

Probably down power lines or broken gas line.
 
2012-10-30 06:36:03 AM  

clear_prop: Tide coming in again and causing issues for FDNY getting to calls.


They have a truck stuck with a ruptured fuel tank... They are going to lose that truck it sounds like
 
2012-10-30 06:36:07 AM  
Well shiat.

[Update 6:31 a.m. ET] A leak at a water plant in Maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. It's the result of an overflow caused by power loss, according to the Howard County Emergency Management Department. Officials are working to restore power to the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.
 
2012-10-30 06:37:31 AM  

styckx: Well shiat.

[Update 6:31 a.m. ET] A leak at a water plant in Maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. It's the result of an overflow caused by power loss, according to the Howard County Emergency Management Department. Officials are working to restore power to the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.


Wow. Great.
 
2012-10-30 06:38:01 AM  

JSam21: clear_prop: Tide coming in again and causing issues for FDNY getting to calls.

They have a truck stuck with a ruptured fuel tank... They are going to lose that truck it sounds like


There are several stuck trucks. There was a call earlier about one that was abandoned and TBTA was trying to recover it. And then the one with busted fuel tank.
 
2012-10-30 06:38:33 AM  
I'm hearing a lot of "odor of gas" calls right now.
 
2012-10-30 06:38:37 AM  

styckx: Officials are working to restore power to the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.


that's not good
 
2012-10-30 06:38:38 AM  

clear_prop: Ape_Stone: Dang it, the radio cut out, what are they talking about with the National Guard and not being able to finish before the tide is in?

National Grid aka power company.

Probably down power lines or broken gas line.


The FDNY truck with the ruptured fuel tank
 
2012-10-30 06:39:48 AM  

clear_prop: Ape_Stone: Dang it, the radio cut out, what are they talking about with the National Guard and not being able to finish before the tide is in?

National Grid aka power company.

Probably down power lines or broken gas line.


Thank you, couldn't figure out what had been said there.

At some point I'm just expecting someone to start saying that there is a giant shadow coming out of the water and it's huge and has tentacles.
 
2012-10-30 06:41:12 AM  
high tide is 3 hours away and they're talking surges of 7 to 10 feet depending on the exact area.
 
2012-10-30 06:41:13 AM  

Ape_Stone: clear_prop: Ape_Stone: Dang it, the radio cut out, what are they talking about with the National Guard and not being able to finish before the tide is in?

National Grid aka power company.

Probably down power lines or broken gas line.

Thank you, couldn't figure out what had been said there.

At some point I'm just expecting someone to start saying that there is a giant shadow coming out of the water and it's huge and has tentacles.


I'm a pilot, so I'm used to listening to multiple shiatty radios and transmissions stepping on each other. For the uninitiated, it is a biatch to listen to.
 
2012-10-30 06:41:37 AM  

JSam21: Namefield: I'm trying to hook a friend up with the emergency radio transmissions. Is there anything like a text feed summarising things or is this pretty much the best place to sit and get bits of discussion about it?

We are trying to break down transmissions as they come in


Thanks. She's deaf and I have a hard time understanding spoken English, especially with the poor sound quality and funny accents, so between the two of us trying to figure out what is going on in real time has been a challenge.

Who knew Fark would be the best place for actual news?
 
2012-10-30 06:41:56 AM  
What is concerning for me is.. ConED is apparently having a fark ton of problems trying to even control their own electrical grid.. I haven't heard any mention of how stable their insane network of steam pipes is doing..
 
2012-10-30 06:42:16 AM  

WhyteRaven74: styckx: Officials are working to restore power to the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.

that's not good


I heard something on TV earlier can't remember what channel about not drinking the water even if you boil it , not sure where though.
 
2012-10-30 06:43:12 AM  

Namefield: JSam21: Namefield: I'm trying to hook a friend up with the emergency radio transmissions. Is there anything like a text feed summarising things or is this pretty much the best place to sit and get bits of discussion about it?

We are trying to break down transmissions as they come in

Thanks. She's deaf and I have a hard time understanding spoken English, especially with the poor sound quality and funny accents, so between the two of us trying to figure out what is going on in real time has been a challenge.

Who knew Fark would be the best place for actual news?


Fark is really good for breaking news events. We are often ahead of what the media is reporting.
 
2012-10-30 06:43:19 AM  

Lachwen: I'm hearing a lot of "odor of gas" calls right now.


With pumps crapping out its possibly sewer gas smells
 
2012-10-30 06:43:33 AM  

JSam21: Lachwen: JSam21: Lachwen: JSam21: clear_prop: JSam21: WhyteRaven74: JSam21: And now add on a water main break...

where?

Radios are cutting out... It's hard to figure out as I've never been to NYC...

And with the scanners going across boroughs, it is hard since the grid repeats across boroughs. Manhattan/Bronx are on the same grid. Queens and Brooklyn are on individual grids.

I want to say it was Brooklyn. Don't quote me on that but I believe the unit called Brooklyn dispatch.

Oh geez my boyfriend lives in Brooklyn. If anyone could get more information on this I would appreciate it hugely.

What part of Brooklyn? I also have a friend there but he said he was on the high side.

Flatbush.

Ok I'll do my best to get you info. I favorited you to make you easier to find


I really do appreciate it. I'd been keeping in touch with him via Facebook but he went to bed a few hours ago and I'm really good at worrying.
 
2012-10-30 06:44:19 AM  

WhyteRaven74: high tide is 3 hours away and they're talking surges of 7 to 10 feet depending on the exact area.


Where is that? and damn this thing really does just keep going.
 
2012-10-30 06:44:23 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: styckx: Officials are working to restore power to the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.

that's not good

I heard something on TV earlier can't remember what channel about not drinking the water even if you boil it , not sure where though.


That is something that is going to be very location specific.

From Twitter just now:

NYC Mayor's Office @NYCMayorsOffice
If you have water coming out of your faucet, it is safe to drink. #Sandy
 
2012-10-30 06:44:40 AM  
Just by the video of the fire, and all these calls.. Daylight will not be pretty for any of the barrier islands
 
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