WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK
BronyMedic: Blowmonkey: HotWingAgenda: Still, sending warm thoughts towards NY. Maybe the Jets could send up Tebow to carry the wee bairns across the water to safety?Doesn't he have an inside connection. Couldn't someone just put him on the roof with a staff to take care of this shiat?Tebow is just as bad as obama then!
WhyteRaven74: when it gets light in a bit....
relcec: how much you want to bet japan managed to move shiat out of the basements and a story up?
HotWingAgenda: Still, sending warm thoughts towards NY. Maybe the Jets could send up Tebow to carry the wee bairns across the water to safety?
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.
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?
Seige101: How about a propane or natural gas generator?
BronyMedic: they tend to clamp up, brady down, and die with it.
Matthew Keene: WhyteRaven74: when it gets light in a bit....You know, poor planning here. Arrangements should have been made for the sun to be on all night.
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.
Max Awesome: Here's a helpful page that debunks all the various "OMGShark in my Backyard!" photos.
A Dark Evil Omen: shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: [lh4.ggpht.com image 450x337]
saintstryfe: 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.
WhyteRaven74: you magnificent bastard
shower_in_my_socks: Geez, it's like a Fire Hurricane.
WhyteRaven74: [pbs.twimg.com image 612x612]Power lines aren't supposed to look like that...
Haliburton Cummings: this thread has rapidly become two bald old men, knee high in shiat fighting over a plunger.
BronyMedic: The more you eat the more you fart: Damn. This is exactly like what happened to Big Charity in New Orleans during Katrina.doctors and nurses trying to keep people alive for a solid week with no power in 90+F heat because no one thought to put the diesel tanks somewhere that flood water couldn't get to them.Where do you propose keeping them?
themeaningoflifeisnot: The real problem is in Queens. A major conflagration has broken out in Breezy Point. 15 fully involved buildings, and FDNY is having trouble getting battalions on scene and finding working pumps.
BronyMedic: You know, I rarely say this, but...
L.D. Ablo: [radarimg.weatherbug.com image 448x336]In case anyone is wondering, things are fine here in Yuma, Arizona.Winds are about 6MPH out of the west and it's a slightly chilly 61 degrees F./the rest of you, stay safe, dry and warm
dr_blasto: orbister: erik-k: 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.The Pantheon dome in Rome is (a) made of concrete and (b) 1,887 years old.The ancient Romans had a different mix for concrete.
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
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.
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.
WhyteRaven74: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]The trains aren't gonna be running for a while.....
themeaningoflifeisnot: Gyrfalcon: themeaningoflifeisnot: All of the dispatchers and various chiefs have been very calm during the whole night. No emotion or stress showing through at all.Dude, that's what they get paid for.(It's also why BronyMedic seems so irascible sometimes--the stress has to come out somewhere)I know that's what they get paid for. But having a couple friends who are dispatchers, some do it better than others.
shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFKI'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.
saintstryfe: DrPainMD: 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.Well, respectfully, while it's not a strong hurricane, this one is in an area that doesn't take many of them, only had a short time to prepare, and is in a place with much, much higher population density.
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.
A Dark Evil Omen: shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFKI'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.[lh4.ggpht.com image 450x337]
mikaloyd: Store it with the Oxygen
WhyteRaven74: No_Good_Name: Put the generators above the third floor.The problem isn't the generators. It's the fuel supply. Now if you can convince NYC that a few thousand gallons of diesel in an enclosed space inside a hospital building isn't a major fire hazard, well, go you.
BronyMedic: LIVE FEED OF FDNY FIRE COMMUNICATIONS FROM QUEENS, INCLUDING EVACUATIONClick here to listen.Bad, bad shiat is going down in New York, folks.
pissedoffmick: Do you think that a guy named "NYC" owns all the generators? Norton Yancy Chillingworth - generator man.
doglover: eraser8: NeonatalWhyteRaven74: NeonatalBronyMedic: WTF is a NICU, anyway?Many tanks.[images.wikia.com image 300x243]
wickedragon: holy fark this thread is like 50% arguments over semantics!What the hell is wrong with you people?!Hope the evac goes well. :/
LadyBelgara: I thought we learned not to put the backup generators in the basement.../seriously, though, this sucks
Dwight_Yeast: Has anyone answered the question "What's an NICU" yet? Cause I don't see it anywhere in the thread./end smartass
bob_ross: newborns are not people
God-is-a-Taco: BronyMedic:You know, I rarely say this, but...[i48.tinypic.com image 357x368]
Dwight_Yeast: Not anywhere near the "worst case scenerio", subby.
Haliburton Cummings: there's some clowns in the other thread with big generators..maybe they can help
LordOfThePings: Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.Hope this doesn't get worse.
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