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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 06:45:59 AM

Lachwen: 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.


Water main break is a daily event in NYC. I wouldn't worry about it at all. The fires/etc we are discussing are all in Queens.

We should probably split up the FDNY listening to cover multiple boroughs.
 
2012-10-30 06:46:29 AM

JSam21: Lachwen: I'm hearing a lot of "odor of gas" calls right now.

With pumps crapping out its possibly sewer gas smells


Methane from sewers can be explosive/flammable.
 
2012-10-30 06:47:25 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.


I believe TWC just announced that for somewhere on Long Island
 
2012-10-30 06:48:35 AM

clear_prop: 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


That's what I thought but I don't think I'd trust it personally.
 
2012-10-30 06:49:28 AM
To confuse things even more, FDNY is talking about both National Guard and National Grid. Most recent was sending National Guard to rescue some people.
 
2012-10-30 06:49:48 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: , not sure where though.


Nassau County Long Island

Where is that? and damn this thing really does just keep going.

The surge heights were for various parts of the Jersey and New York shore, they're expecting 8 feet for NYC.
 
2012-10-30 06:50:31 AM
Right now I'm just ready for the sun to come up so we can really see the damage.
 
2012-10-30 06:50:40 AM
Hey NYers.. Did your Govenor issue mandatory evacuations from the barrier islands too? Sounds like a lot of farking people stayed directly in the path of this thing..
 
2012-10-30 06:50:59 AM

clear_prop: To confuse things even more, FDNY is talking about both National Guard and National Grid. Most recent was sending National Guard to rescue some people.


And with all the static and cutting out, it makes it tough to figure out which is which. Sounds like the streets are starting to flood again.
 
2012-10-30 06:51:40 AM

styckx: Hey NYers.. Did your Govenor issue mandatory evacuations from the barrier islands too? Sounds like a lot of farking people stayed directly in the path of this thing..


NY Governor and NYC both issues gtfo orders.
 
2012-10-30 06:52:17 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.

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


FARK: No finer microscope you can use for getting a look at a disaster that is so close and so fast you can feel like you were there. If you like watching other people's lives lost and destroyed from a safe distance (and lets be honest here there is no other reason for us to be in this thread) then FARK is the right place to be. There is no closer seat on the internet for watching any train shoot off the tracks and into an abyss. The honest ones call for more steam and more throttle whilst telling train jokes, the dishonest ones pretend to be track inspectors gathering facts to make train travel safer and train wreck watchers more ethical.
 
2012-10-30 06:52:34 AM

Ape_Stone: clear_prop: To confuse things even more, FDNY is talking about both National Guard and National Grid. Most recent was sending National Guard to rescue some people.

And with all the static and cutting out, it makes it tough to figure out which is which. Sounds like the streets are starting to flood again.


We are 1.5 hrs from high tide
 
2012-10-30 06:52:49 AM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: 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.

I believe TWC just announced that for somewhere on Long Island


Yea, that makes sense I've had TWC on for most of the night, changed over to ABC 7 NY for a bit to see if it was better but not by much mostly traffic stuff.
 
2012-10-30 06:54:51 AM

WhyteRaven74: tinfoil-hat maggie: , not sure where though.

Nassau County Long Island

Where is that? and damn this thing really does just keep going.

The surge heights were for various parts of the Jersey and New York shore, they're expecting 8 feet for NYC.


Thanks.
 
2012-10-30 06:54:58 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: That's what I thought but I don't think I'd trust it personally.


NYC's water comes from upstate and travels into the city after being treated through it's own pipes, so as long as those aren't compromised the water will be fine.
 
2012-10-30 06:56:14 AM

JSam21: Ape_Stone: clear_prop: To confuse things even more, FDNY is talking about both National Guard and National Grid. Most recent was sending National Guard to rescue some people.

And with all the static and cutting out, it makes it tough to figure out which is which. Sounds like the streets are starting to flood again.

We are 1.5 hrs from high tide


Probably should have phrased mine differently, sounds as though the streets are still flooded. I need sleep, I have to work, but I don't want to stop listening to this.
 
2012-10-30 06:58:10 AM
And the sky is brightening up.. I'm scared to see what the Jersey/NY coastline looks like. Most GTFO so there hasn't been many, if any reports from 90% of the coastline..
 
2012-10-30 06:58:38 AM
Right now it sounds like they are getting all units off the barrier island until high tide passes... The island calls seem to have ended totally.
 
2012-10-30 07:00:58 AM

Ape_Stone: sounds as though the streets are still flooded.


some are
 
2012-10-30 07:02:57 AM
CNN is still saying the fire at Breezy Point is still burning. FDNY finished that up awhile back.
 
2012-10-30 07:03:00 AM
FDNY trucks sound like they are starting to break down now or are getting stuck
 
2012-10-30 07:04:14 AM
In Naragansett RI what was the stone shore wall is now spread all over a parking lot...
 
2012-10-30 07:04:55 AM
How is NBC New York not reporting on the barrier island problem? They keep talking to the same two idiots. One at seaside heights and some idiot at a hotel.
 
2012-10-30 07:05:27 AM

WhyteRaven74: tinfoil-hat maggie: That's what I thought but I don't think I'd trust it personally.

NYC's water comes from upstate and travels into the city after being treated through it's own pipes, so as long as those aren't compromised the water will be fine.


Yea, I knew NYC was fed by an aqueduct but didn't know where the water was treated.
 
2012-10-30 07:07:02 AM

styckx: How is NBC New York not reporting on the barrier island problem? They keep talking to the same two idiots. One at seaside heights and some idiot at a hotel.


MSNBC was talking politics earlier...

tinfoil-hat maggie: I knew NYC was fed by an aqueduct but didn't know where the water was treated.


It's a decent way upstream, also owing to to the reduced demand even if the treatment stopped there'd be water for a while.
 
2012-10-30 07:07:03 AM
Sounds like they are doing roll call.

One of the trucks got released back to Brooklyn dispatch.
 
2012-10-30 07:09:27 AM

BronyMedic: Dwight_Yeast: BronyMedic: 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.

The streets are clear enough to move them. It's really not as bad as you're making it out.

I'd suggest shutting the scanner off and going to bed; you're not helping things. I know (I hope) you don't mean to be fear-mongering, but that's how your posts are coming across.

Sleep? I can't even lay flat right now. I'm hitting the nebulizer every two hours because of the wheezing, so I've got albuterol jitters. I've got bacterial bronchitis from hell, man.


ugh, thats same reason I am on fark right now and not sleeping. :(
 
2012-10-30 07:09:43 AM

WhyteRaven74: In Naragansett RI what was the stone shore wall is now spread all over a parking lot...


What about the rest of it?
 
2012-10-30 07:11:38 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: What about the rest of it?


couldn't see that, just saw the rocks all over the place in the shot with the Weather Channel reporter.
 
2012-10-30 07:12:20 AM

WhyteRaven74: styckx: How is NBC New York not reporting on the barrier island problem? They keep talking to the same two idiots. One at seaside heights and some idiot at a hotel.

MSNBC was talking politics earlier...

tinfoil-hat maggie: I knew NYC was fed by an aqueduct but didn't know where the water was treated.

It's a decent way upstream, also owing to to the reduced demand even if the treatment stopped there'd be water for a while.


Yea it is up in the hills/mountains west of there, Have they finished the new aqueduct yet?
 
2012-10-30 07:12:33 AM
People are actually trying to get into the Holland Tunnel.. smh.. wtf is wrong with people
 
2012-10-30 07:14:33 AM
From Facebook:

FDNY Incidents
U/D Queens **66-8300**6th Alarm. Breezy Point. Fire has been reduced to numerous smoldering foundation expanse Alantic walk to Jamaica walk and Ocean Avenue to the promenade no searches have been conducted moving companies due to incoming tide approximately 50 homes destroyed
 
2012-10-30 07:15:11 AM

WhyteRaven74: tinfoil-hat maggie: What about the rest of it?

couldn't see that, just saw the rocks all over the place in the shot with the Weather Channel reporter.


Well hopefully that's the worst there then but well buildings that were flooded that aren't anymore aren't good TV.
 
2012-10-30 07:16:54 AM

JSam21: Right now it sounds like they are getting all units off the barrier island until high tide passes... The island calls seem to have ended totally.


Could be a good or bad thing with that.
 
2012-10-30 07:17:00 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: WhyteRaven74: styckx: How is NBC New York not reporting on the barrier island problem? They keep talking to the same two idiots. One at seaside heights and some idiot at a hotel.

MSNBC was talking politics earlier...

tinfoil-hat maggie: I knew NYC was fed by an aqueduct but didn't know where the water was treated.

It's a decent way upstream, also owing to to the reduced demand even if the treatment stopped there'd be water for a while.

Yea it is up in the hills/mountains west of there, Have they finished the new aqueduct yet?


Parts of Water Tunnel #3 have been completed and are in use. Full completion is schedule for 2020.
 
2012-10-30 07:17:53 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Have they finished the new aqueduct yet?


they're close to finished
 
2012-10-30 07:18:23 AM
Did they just say TWENTY-FIVE fire victims in one spot?
 
2012-10-30 07:19:00 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Well hopefully that's the worst there then but well buildings that were flooded that aren't anymore aren't good TV.


To be fair I think they had the reporter where they could easily get into and more importantly get out of given high tide is coming soon. They're not about to go crawling around and then find themselves farked when the tide comes in. They know better.
 
2012-10-30 07:19:14 AM
95% of Newark without power.. Holy shiat
 
2012-10-30 07:19:27 AM

Lachwen: Did they just say TWENTY-FIVE fire victims in one spot?


Evacuated from the 50+ homes on fire earlier.
 
2012-10-30 07:21:29 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


Let a country boy help you city folks out a bit:
www.equipco.com.au
 
2012-10-30 07:21:32 AM
Christie giving nothing but praise to Obama again and trashing the A.C. Mayor still.
 
2012-10-30 07:22:40 AM

DingleberryMoose: 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

Let a country boy help you city folks out a bit:


Not really condusive to an urban setting
 
2012-10-30 07:23:20 AM

styckx: Christie giving nothing but praise to Obama again and trashing the A.C. Mayor still.


Christie is great fun to listen to. He has no filter at all and says what everyone wishes they could.
 
2012-10-30 07:24:53 AM

clear_prop: Parts of Water Tunnel #3 have been completed and are in use. Full completion is schedule for 2020.


WhyteRaven74: they're close to finished


Cool, thanks for the info, I know it's a major project.
 
2012-10-30 07:26:40 AM

WhyteRaven74: tinfoil-hat maggie: Well hopefully that's the worst there then but well buildings that were flooded that aren't anymore aren't good TV.

To be fair I think they had the reporter where they could easily get into and more importantly get out of given high tide is coming soon. They're not about to go crawling around and then find themselves farked when the tide comes in. They know better.


I can see how that would be, one of the reasons I worried about what daylight and time will bring.
 
2012-10-30 07:28:07 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: clear_prop: Parts of Water Tunnel #3 have been completed and are in use. Full completion is schedule for 2020.

WhyteRaven74: they're close to finished

Cool, thanks for the info, I know it's a major project.


They started the design in 1954 and broke ground in 1970. 24ft wide by 60 miles long.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_tunnel_3
 
2012-10-30 07:31:09 AM
CBS New York reporting live from Breezy point..
 
2012-10-30 07:31:45 AM
Ok Farkers... I have to go off duty at work. When I get home I might get back on. Be safe and I'll go 10-7 and turn it over to the day shift.
 
2012-10-30 07:32:31 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: I can see how that would be, one of the reasons I worried about what daylight and time will bring.


the weather channel reporters are in places they can easily get out of, they know what's coming and don't want to end up stuck.
 
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