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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 73
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2012-10-30 04:11:14 AM  
16 votes:

WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK



I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.
2012-10-30 02:35:07 AM  
9 votes:
this thread has rapidly become two bald old men, knee high in shiat fighting over a plunger.
2012-10-30 01:37:29 AM  
8 votes:
They call the storm Sandy
www.markfarmersworld.com
Cause it's only got one eye.
2012-10-30 03:41:09 AM  
5 votes:
img585.imageshack.us
2012-10-30 01:44:19 AM  
5 votes:

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!


Obama? Really? that's wha you autocorrect Osama to?

OH GOD. MY AUTOCORRECT IS REPUBLICAN!
2012-10-30 06:07:32 AM  
4 votes:

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.
2012-10-30 04:53:51 AM  
4 votes:
Looking for a place to crash for a few days. Please help.


cinemade.startlogic.com
2012-10-30 03:52:22 AM  
4 votes:
radarimg.weatherbug.com

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
2012-10-30 02:34:56 AM  
4 votes:

relcec: how much you want to bet japan managed to move shiat out of the basements and a story up?


For example:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-30 01:43:18 AM  
4 votes:

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?
2012-10-30 04:11:13 AM  
3 votes:

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.


I like to think of it as New York giving the finger to mother nature. FARK THAT BROAD SANDY, WE'RE STILL LIGHTING THIS TOWER.
2012-10-30 04:03:29 AM  
3 votes:

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?


I'd bet dollars to donuts that my uncle is by now.
2012-10-30 02:46:27 AM  
3 votes:

Seige101: How about a propane or natural gas generator?


Approves
theredshtick.com
2012-10-30 02:24:55 AM  
3 votes:

BronyMedic: they tend to clamp up, brady down, and die with it.


24.media.tumblr.com
2012-10-30 01:54:35 AM  
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-30 01:48:40 AM  
3 votes:
media3.washingtonpost.com

"Nope, nothing to worry about, New York. Everything looks good here. "
2012-10-30 06:10:34 AM  
2 votes:

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.


Well if the could've done that the tide wouldn't have been a problem.
2012-10-30 05:51:33 AM  
2 votes:

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 04:51:52 AM  
2 votes:

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 04:23:43 AM  
2 votes:

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



Thank you all. I had to dig deep and channel my inner Leslie Nielsen for that one.
2012-10-30 04:12:28 AM  
2 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: Geez, it's like a Fire Hurricane.


Sounds like a Micheal Bay movie:i632.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 04:04:10 AM  
2 votes:
How is the Wu-Tang Clan doing?
2012-10-30 04:01:39 AM  
2 votes:

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

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


It looks like a DeLorean just raced by. Is the clock tower okay?
2012-10-30 03:53:41 AM  
2 votes:
I'm confused... is that real or did you MS paint a penis on that ?
2012-10-30 03:46:45 AM  
2 votes:
This chick doing the weather on TWC is hot. Fapping to the locals on the 8's!

i.imgur.com
2012-10-30 02:36:22 AM  
2 votes:

Haliburton Cummings: this thread has rapidly become two bald old men, knee high in shiat fighting over a plunger.


if the plunger was elevated in the first place, it wouldn't have come to blows
2012-10-30 02:27:34 AM  
2 votes:
To lighten the mood slightly, current Onion headlines:

Hurricane Gives Holed-Up Couple Great Chance To Have All Those Fights They've Been Avoiding

Misinformed Man Riding Out Storm In Bathtub Filled With Batteries

20 Idiots Evacuated From Times Square M&M's Store

And of course:
Ways To Wait Out Hurricane Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy shuttering schools, businesses, and transit services up and down the East Coast, tens of millions of Americans have been left to wait out the storm indoors. Here are some ways you and your family can occupy your time until the weather passes:

Refer to FEMA's Official Indoor Fun Guide for emergency game ideas
Sit on your legs until they both fall asleep, and then try to get up and walk to another room; repeat this 400 times
See how much loud clapping you can accomplish before man in next emergency cot gets angry
Remember favorite memories
Start planning your hurricane story now so you'll be able to one-up your friends' stories
Tweet something cute or clever about storm. In event of power or Internet loss, just shout 140-character comments out window
In moment of storm-induced panic, kiss roommate; never discuss
Take a shiat right in the middle of Times Square; it's your only chance
2012-10-30 02:11:51 AM  
2 votes:

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?


Zeppelins.
2012-10-30 02:03:24 AM  
2 votes:

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.


They should have sprung for the Jimmy Choos.
2012-10-30 01:56:58 AM  
2 votes:
Has anyone answered the question "What's an NICU" yet? Cause I don't see it anywhere in the thread.

/end smartass
2012-10-30 01:39:56 AM  
2 votes:
What's worse than that is the skin on the front page.
2012-10-30 01:39:18 AM  
2 votes:

BronyMedic:
You know, I rarely say this, but...


i48.tinypic.com
2012-10-30 01:32:15 AM  
2 votes:
newborns are not people
2012-10-30 01:29:46 AM  
2 votes:
Praying for Omarion
2012-10-30 01:23:34 AM  
2 votes:
Do they have to pay extra for the evacuation?
2012-10-30 01:21:12 AM  
2 votes:
The Aristocrats!
2012-10-30 09:18:18 AM  
1 votes:

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


Fine?! There's a giant blue penis over Arizona!
2012-10-30 08:45:34 AM  
1 votes:

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.


I believe they used a 6 sack with a 4" slump from Regulus' Redi-Mix.
2012-10-30 07:21:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:39:48 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:22:36 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:00:30 AM  
1 votes:
This is how you get house fires in a storm (warning, some swearing due to dumb girlfriend)
2012-10-30 04:47:19 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2012-10-30 04:46:14 AM  
1 votes:
No worries. These are smart people in New Jersey and such, not like the dumbasses in FL, TX, and LA. Nothing will go wrong. The North East Coast has voted in all the aid and help they will ever need.
2012-10-30 04:45:08 AM  
1 votes:

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

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



img167.imageshack.us
2012-10-30 04:31:09 AM  
1 votes:

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.


As usual, you can assume that New York has the best of any thing in a particular field.
2012-10-30 04:28:07 AM  
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK


I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.



Well done

www.mikemarchev.com
2012-10-30 04:25:39 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Its not the size its the motion.

or something.
2012-10-30 04:20:21 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Things that have happened:

*Gigantic blue, extra-dimensional looking, explosion
*An entire building facade being torn off by wind
*New Jersey boardwalk being demolished
*50 house, 6-alarm fire
*Giant crane dangling
*Entire hospitals blacked out, requiring heroic efforts to save recently born babies: a true testament to the human spirit
*Power lines catching fire
*Simultaneous snowstorm, dumping 2 feet of snow in West Virginia
*One badass mayor riding around with emergency personnel, taking distress signals from twitter (Newark mayor Booker)

Things that may have happened:
Sharks in front yards

I read a quote somewhere that this is the type of storm that rewrites meteorology textbooks. But I can see a movie being in the works as well.
2012-10-30 04:14:34 AM  
1 votes:

A Dark Evil Omen: shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK


I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.

[lh4.ggpht.com image 450x337]


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.
2012-10-30 04:13:17 AM  
1 votes:

shower_in_my_socks: WhyteRaven74: There any info on the condition of LaGuardia or JFK


I'm sorry to tell you this, but they're both dead.


lh4.ggpht.com
2012-10-30 03:32:18 AM  
1 votes:
Ya know who else needed a bunker? At least he built one...
2012-10-30 03:22:23 AM  
1 votes:

mikaloyd: Store it with the Oxygen


What could possibly go wrong?
2012-10-30 03:21:47 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Store it with the Oxygen
2012-10-30 02:55:12 AM  
1 votes:
from the other thread ....

oi47.tinypic.com
2012-10-30 02:48:23 AM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: LIVE FEED OF FDNY FIRE COMMUNICATIONS FROM QUEENS, INCLUDING EVACUATION

Click here to listen.

Bad, bad shiat is going down in New York, folks.


malkintothekings.files.wordpress.com

In our moment of triumph??
2012-10-30 02:43:33 AM  
1 votes:
Why are they letting newborns and children have Taco Bell?
2012-10-30 02:42:01 AM  
1 votes:

pissedoffmick: Do you think that a guy named "NYC" owns all the generators? Norton Yancy Chillingworth - generator man.



He wasn't there, but he's certain that they didn't test their generators. He knows this because if a machine worked a few days ago under perfect conditions, there's no possible way it could not be working now in the middle of a storm. Machines don't work one day and then not work later, right? Every machine I've ever used -- especially those gas-burning ones -- work perfectly every single time. Fark, I don't even see mechanic shops anymore, they're so trustworthy and infallible. And if a machine breaks on you, you must be a moron who doesn't know half as much about disasters as a guy living the rough, survivalist lifestyle of Beverly Hills residents.
2012-10-30 02:41:19 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: eraser8: Neonatal

WhyteRaven74: Neonatal

BronyMedic: WTF is a NICU, anyway?

Many tanks.

[images.wikia.com image 300x243]


Well technically yes, the Mr. Picky in me wants to say that the US Army designated some of those Scout Cars to get around funding restraints. ;)
2012-10-30 02:37:28 AM  
1 votes:

Haliburton Cummings: this thread has rapidly become two bald old men, knee high in shiat fighting over a plunger.


Meh. you haven't been here long enough to see a real Fark shiatstorm. The threads during and after Katrina were particularly bad.
2012-10-30 02:29:30 AM  
1 votes:

wickedragon: holy fark this thread is like 50% arguments over semantics!
What the hell is wrong with you people?!

Hope the evac goes well. :/


No it's not! It's an argument over idiomatic language!
2012-10-30 01:59:39 AM  
1 votes:

LadyBelgara: I thought we learned not to put the backup generators in the basement...

/seriously, though, this sucks


I thought you didn't put them far enough away from the main building because if you have to turn them on, you need more than a shotgun or the velociraptors will get you.
2012-10-30 01:59:05 AM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: Has anyone answered the question "What's an NICU" yet? Cause I don't see it anywhere in the thread.

/end smartass


Neonatal intensive care unit
2012-10-30 01:53:56 AM  
1 votes:
This is like watching e-looting. The anger in here is full blown crazy.
fj4
2012-10-30 01:49:56 AM  
1 votes:

bob_ross: newborns are not people


No shiat. They don't pay taxes, and just expect everything to be given to them.
2012-10-30 01:45:10 AM  
1 votes:
Let's sensationalize the situation even more, shall we?

BABIES ARE DROWNING, AN ENTIRE NYC GENERATION LOST?
2012-10-30 01:45:09 AM  
1 votes:
How

God-is-a-Taco: BronyMedic:
You know, I rarely say this, but...

[i48.tinypic.com image 357x368]


Great. Now I want KFC.
2012-10-30 01:36:39 AM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: Not anywhere near the "worst case scenerio", subby.


Totally. Cloverfield monster hasn't even awoken yet.
2012-10-30 01:36:06 AM  
1 votes:

Haliburton Cummings: there's some clowns in the other thread with big generators..maybe they can help


hey buddy.
2012-10-30 01:33:20 AM  
1 votes:
is0.4sqi.net

Way worse.

/still horrifying, Mr.Stay-Puft
2012-10-30 01:27:50 AM  
1 votes:

LordOfThePings: Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.

Hope this doesn't get worse.


Poop thread!
2012-10-30 01:23:57 AM  
1 votes:
Actually, the hospital is what is being evac... oh hell, the people probably are too.

Hope this doesn't get worse.
2012-10-30 01:22:37 AM  
1 votes:
Wouldn't the worst case scenario being this happening city wide? With no possibility of evac?
 
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