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2012-10-31 12:26:25 PM
ITT: people that have no idea AT ALL what it's like to park in NYC trying to tell New Yorkers how they should have parked before one of the worst, most unprecedented natural disasters in the city's history.

STFU and GBTW.
 
2012-10-31 12:27:24 PM
At least the pirate ship will be a cool dive, once it gets to the bottom.
 
2012-10-31 12:31:11 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: ITT: people that have no idea AT ALL what it's like to park in NYC trying to tell New Yorkers how they should have parked before one of the worst, most unprecedented natural disasters in the city's history.

STFU and GBTW.


What stopped you from parking anywhere and having it towed for $200? Is $200 worth your car?
 
2012-10-31 12:32:11 PM
Also, for all the shiat we Arizona-ites get for being nuts for living in hot weather:
All I have to deal with is driving 80 through a haboob every once in a while and the occasional monsoon that blows a saguaro over.

/...And bad politicians... actually I'll trade Joe Arpaio and Jan Brewer for Sandy kthx
 
2012-10-31 12:33:08 PM

dothemath: "Wow, it's almost like a huge amount of water washed pushed into the city by strong winds.
I'm sorry your shiat got farked up but let's stop with the 20 inch headlines every time you find a light pole knocked down or a flooded parking garage."
-Houston, Texas


Eh, this is probably the most expensive real estate in the United States. The downtown Manhattan ones. Gonna be real, real expensive to clean up.

/nearly was rained/flooded out of my first trip to Europe out of Houston Intercontinental. Thankfully only west Houston was overflowing.
 
2012-10-31 12:36:29 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: ITT: people that have no idea AT ALL what it's like to park in NYC trying to tell New Yorkers how they should have parked before one of the worst, most unprecedented natural disasters in the city's history.

STFU and GBTW.


Because parking your car underground is a good idea when flooding might occur.

/I know what its like to park in NYC
 
2012-10-31 12:42:50 PM
Heh, someone on my Facebook posted an obviously fake picture of a subway platform underwater with a diver in scuba gear. He still didn't believe it was fake.
 
2012-10-31 12:44:45 PM

Ashrams: And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos

Before
[bestof.longislandpress.com image 400x359]

After
[www.mauibeachtanning.net image 450x335]


Pictured. Two models waiting for the earth to open up and swallow them whole.
 
2012-10-31 12:44:51 PM

Ashrams: And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos


They prefer unpredictable earthquakes and yearly hundred thousand acre wild fires.
 
2012-10-31 12:46:42 PM

LOTN: I'm thinking more along the line of your lovely hillsides that regularly decide to slough off for no good reason.


Or catch fire when somebody rubs their hands together fast enough.
 
2012-10-31 12:46:57 PM

flynn80: Ashrams: And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos

They prefer unpredictable earthquakes and yearly hundred thousand acre wild fires.


You forgot mudslides.
 
2012-10-31 12:47:14 PM

Ashrams: And here on the West coast were people are smart enough not to live in a hurricane alley, our before and after photos

Before
[bestof.longislandpress.com image 400x359]

After
[www.mauibeachtanning.net image 450x335]


We can only hope you're standing directly on the fault line when the next earthquake hits.
 
2012-10-31 12:49:33 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: ITT: people that have no idea AT ALL what it's like to park in NYC trying to tell New Yorkers how they should have parked before one of the worst, most unprecedented natural disasters in the city's history.

STFU and GBTW.


Didn't we have like 2 days of advance notice? If not that, then at least 24 hours.

Isn't that enough time to move your car...especially on a weekend?
 
2012-10-31 12:52:10 PM

Indolent: Mother nature sure knows how to clean house.


cache-images.pronto.com
 
2012-10-31 12:52:36 PM
blogs.orlandosentinel.com

www.thedailygreen.com
 
2012-10-31 12:58:03 PM

Ashrams: I hear Obama will be stopping by NY today to tour the damage.

[img223.imageshack.us image 606x371]


Was just going to ask. In all those pics, where's Lootie?

P.S.
Before and after pics really only work when standing at least close to same spot.
 
2012-10-31 01:05:29 PM

kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?


I was laughing at the car wrapped in plastic, wondering why they didn't just garage it if they were really worried. I realized a lot of garages are underground. Maybe they just chose poorly between the threat of wind debris and flooding. Or didn't think about it until subway closed?

Personally, I'd have put in the extra effort to move my car, even if it meant I went with it.

\Don't buy any used cars from the East Coast for a while.
 
2012-10-31 01:08:40 PM

Skirl Hutsenreiter: kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?

I was laughing at the car wrapped in plastic, wondering why they didn't just garage it if they were really worried. I realized a lot of garages are underground. Maybe they just chose poorly between the threat of wind debris and flooding. Or didn't think about it until subway closed?

Personally, I'd have put in the extra effort to move my car, even if it meant I went with it.

\Don't buy any used cars from the East Coast for a while.


My parents car was destroyed in an underground garage. Have you ever tried to park in Hoboken? Never mind during a storm when you are trying to get to safety. It seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did. Judgement call and they lost.
 
2012-10-31 01:09:15 PM
www.ramblingjohn.com

/upper west side
 
2012-10-31 01:10:25 PM

Gunny Highway: seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did.


"seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did. "

perhaps actually BELIEVE the warnings and reports next time? just a suggestion.
 
2012-10-31 01:13:47 PM

TNel: What stopped you from parking anywhere and having it towed for $200? Is $200 worth your car?


Depends whether or not the impound lot gets flooded out. I think it's near the Intrepid on the Hudson so it might have ended up under water.
 
2012-10-31 01:15:01 PM

snowshovel: fatalvenom: WienerButt: This storm was some serious shiat.

/Floridian

While I'm not taking away from the destruction in any way, I think that Florida is constructed so that a lot of the damage you see up there wouldn't happen here. Of course if the storm is a Cat 4 or 5, that's a game changer.

Yes, job-killing regulations about making buildings being able to withstand hurricanes when you build in a hurricane zone are usually worth it. Same with earthquake zoning in California.

I am also guessing that Florida doesn't have much in the way of underground parking/ subway systems/basements for the exact same reason. Water comes in, floods, then recedes. But I could be wrong about that, as I'm not too well versed on Florida infrastructure.


I know in coastal Texas there's an abundance of funny looking office buildings with these tiny little ground floors: no more than a reception desk and an elevator bay. The rest of the building looms over that, propped up on stilts. After the hurricane, your lobby gets redecorated, and that's all.
 
2012-10-31 01:18:57 PM
I'm puzzled about the "HMS Bounty". WTF were those folks doing trying to sail that thing down to Florida during the big, fracking storm!? They had damn near a week's notice that the shiat was gonna hit the fan.
 
2012-10-31 01:19:27 PM

mjohnson71: freewill: kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?

Well, I guess they could have taken their cars apart and put them back together on top of the buildings next to the cranes.

Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.


You obviously don't go anywhere where parking is scarce with a lot of people wanting that one spot.
 
2012-10-31 01:20:41 PM

kvinesknows: Gunny Highway: seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did.

"seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did. "

perhaps actually BELIEVE the warnings and reports next time? just a suggestion.


Yeah.
 
2012-10-31 01:22:35 PM

WienerButt: This storm was some serious shiat.

/Floridian


Was it?

/Grew up on the Gulf.
 
2012-10-31 01:23:23 PM

mjohnson71: Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.


No, crazy talk is assuming there were thousands of available parking spots in above ground lots just waiting to be used.
 
2012-10-31 01:23:23 PM
Well, it's a start.

img191.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-31 01:24:16 PM

boyvoyeur: Well, it's a start.

[img191.imageshack.us image 739x541]


I have no idea how people can stand to live that farking close to each other.
 
2012-10-31 01:24:20 PM

kvinesknows: Gunny Highway: seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did.

"seemed like the safe play at the time because they never thought the water would get as high as it did. "

perhaps actually BELIEVE the warnings and reports next time? just a suggestion.


I will say that the parking situation in Hoboken may not have been easy info to find. They were leaving Zone A in Queens/BK. My mother isnt one to ignore advice. The garage was 15ish blocks away so, as I said before, I'm sure they thought they were playing it safe.

Havent had a chance to speak with them too much so I cant say for sure.
 
2012-10-31 01:25:27 PM

Hack Patooey: boyvoyeur: Well, it's a start.

[img191.imageshack.us image 739x541]

I have no idea how people can stand to live that farking close to each other.


It isnt that bad.
 
2012-10-31 01:25:45 PM

boyvoyeur: Well, it's a start.

[img191.imageshack.us image 739x541]


"No, Mr Insurance Agent, the fire destroyed my house not the flood. My policy covers fire."
 
2012-10-31 01:29:32 PM

nonvideas: So, a lot of people did not evacuate the flood zones in the city despite Bloomberg issuing a "mandatory" evacuation. A lot of these people are saying on TV right now that they had no idea how bad it would be, and are mad at the city for not doing more to warn them. That's a separate issue. My question is - what's the point of a mandatory evacuation if it's not mandatory? Seems more like a voluntary evacuation to me. If you want to issue a mandatory evacuation, you should either drag people out of their homes kicking and screaming, or issue them summons or fines if they refuse to leave. I'm not surprised that some young people tried to ride it out, but the elderly or debilitated folks who tried to stay and the parents who decided to keep their children there just blow my mind.


Have you ever even been to America?
 
2012-10-31 01:33:22 PM

hutchkc: mjohnson71: freewill: kvinesknows: why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?

Well, I guess they could have taken their cars apart and put them back together on top of the buildings next to the cranes.

Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.

You obviously don't go anywhere where parking is scarce with a lot of people wanting that one spot.


the were warning WELL WELL WELL in advance that people should evac... I assume parking would have been fine at whatever shelter or hotel they went to.
 
2012-10-31 01:36:38 PM

Yanks_RSJ: mjohnson71: Or, I dunno, maybe moved the cars 20 blocks north and into an above ground parking garage?

/I know: crazy talk.

No, crazy talk is assuming there were thousands of available parking spots in above ground lots just waiting to be used.


Let me go passive aggressive:
Fine, you're right. Everyone that parked their cars underground in advance of the monster storm are without fault. They did nothing wrong. Brand new cars for everyone.
 
2012-10-31 01:37:02 PM

DittoToo: WienerButt: This storm was some serious shiat.

/Floridian

Was it?

/Grew up on the Gulf.


I've been in Florida longer than I lived in NY. Only have been in one hurricane and that was in NY.

/works in mysterious ways
 
2012-10-31 01:38:01 PM

Hack Patooey: boyvoyeur: Well, it's a start.

[img191.imageshack.us image 739x541]

I have no idea how people can stand to live that farking close to each other.


This. Give me the creeps just looking at it. Like a beehive or a termite mound.
 
2012-10-31 01:39:19 PM
My folks live in Rehoboth Beach DE they made it through fine. I was worried about them because they have both had surgery in the last 3 months, so they are not as mobile. Im going up this weekend for punkin chunkin and to help the ole man do a little cleaning up.
 
2012-10-31 01:44:58 PM

groppet: My folks live in Rehoboth Beach DE they made it through fine. I was worried about them because they have both had surgery in the last 3 months, so they are not as mobile. Im going up this weekend for punkin chunkin and to help the ole man do a little cleaning up.


What be this "punkin chunkin"?

Sounds intriguing . . .
 
2012-10-31 01:45:36 PM

mjohnson71: Dear New Jersey:
this is what you get for Snooki and the rest of those reality show clowns.

Signed
God


Snooki is from New York.

Signed,
Native New Jerseyan
 
2012-10-31 01:49:21 PM
Didn't the History Channel cover this in its docu-shock series, "It Could Happen Tomorrow"? (Or was the Weather Channel? I can't remember for sure.) But it seems like one scenario was a hurricane hitting NYC.
 
2012-10-31 01:52:04 PM

PrivateCaboose: mjohnson71: Dear New Jersey:
this is what you get for Snooki and the rest of those reality show clowns.

Signed
God

Snooki is from New York.

Signed,
Native New Jerseyan


Dear God,
I apologize for this "native New Jerseyan's" Holier than thou attitude in correcting you.
Seems to me that BOTH NY and NJ got farked, amiright?
Nice shootin', my Lord.
Native Tornado Alley resident
 
2012-10-31 01:53:36 PM

kvinesknows: the were warning WELL WELL WELL in advance that people should evac... I assume parking would have been fine at whatever shelter or hotel they went to.


They told people to take public transportation or taxis if they were going to the shelters because there WOULD NOT be available parking. Mayor Bloomberg was very clear about that on either Saturday or Sunday before the storm hit and well before MTA service was suspended. Parking at hotels is also limited, because most people staying in Manhattan do not drive here.

mjohnson71: Let me go passive aggressive:
Fine, you're right. Everyone that parked their cars underground in advance of the monster storm are without fault. They did nothing wrong. Brand new cars for everyone.


That's not passive aggressive, that's being an ignorant asshole.
 
2012-10-31 01:59:02 PM
This reporter survived a trip across the Hudson in a porta-potty. The after video is below.

Reporter survives Hurricane Sandy in Porta-Potty
 
2012-10-31 02:04:19 PM

skullkrusher: [www.ramblingjohn.com image 486x314]

/upper west side


I see what you did there!

/+1
 
2012-10-31 02:10:11 PM

Yanks_RSJ: kvinesknows: the were warning WELL WELL WELL in advance that people should evac... I assume parking would have been fine at whatever shelter or hotel they went to.

They told people to take public transportation or taxis if they were going to the shelters because there WOULD NOT be available parking. Mayor Bloomberg was very clear about that on either Saturday or Sunday before the storm hit and well before MTA service was suspended. Parking at hotels is also limited, because most people staying in Manhattan do not drive here.

mjohnson71: Let me go passive aggressive:
Fine, you're right. Everyone that parked their cars underground in advance of the monster storm are without fault. They did nothing wrong. Brand new cars for everyone.

That's not passive aggressive, that's being an ignorant asshole.


Drive an hour to a hotel outside the area. My god if I cared about my car and I knew there was a massive rain storm coming there is no way in hell I would park it underground. It's not be ignorant they were being lazy. They couldn't care less about it because their car insurance will cover it. Like I said before I would have left my car there also, worth more destroyed at this point and I bet that's why a lot of people did it.
 
2012-10-31 02:10:48 PM

WorthNoting: groppet: My folks live in Rehoboth Beach DE they made it through fine. I was worried about them because they have both had surgery in the last 3 months, so they are not as mobile. Im going up this weekend for punkin chunkin and to help the ole man do a little cleaning up.

What be this "punkin chunkin"?

Sounds intriguing . . .


Never seen a pumpkin fired out of a homemade cannon before?

media.popularmechanics.com

/hotlinked like its going out of style
 
2012-10-31 02:11:10 PM

freewill: nonvideas: So, a lot of people did not evacuate the flood zones in the city despite Bloomberg issuing a "mandatory" evacuation. A lot of these people are saying on TV right now that they had no idea how bad it would be, and are mad at the city for not doing more to warn them. That's a separate issue. My question is - what's the point of a mandatory evacuation if it's not mandatory? Seems more like a voluntary evacuation to me. If you want to issue a mandatory evacuation, you should either drag people out of their homes kicking and screaming, or issue them summons or fines if they refuse to leave. I'm not surprised that some young people tried to ride it out, but the elderly or debilitated folks who tried to stay and the parents who decided to keep their children there just blow my mind.

Mandatory evacuations rarely involve physically dragging people from their homes. That's very, very extreme, as in, "you are facing imminent death". As a practical matter, it would generally be impossible to enforce with masses of people. It's more like "if we see you outside, we're going to yell at you", whereas in a voluntary evacuation, you aren't doing anything wrong by staying and can still reasonably expect police assistance, etc.


Yeah, the best you can do is scare people, really. I heard that during Irene some cops went door to door with waivers for stay behinds to sign saying they understood that EMS folks weren't coming to get them. And Texas authorities told stay behinds to write their SSN's on their arm so they could id their bodies.
 
2012-10-31 02:11:51 PM

TNel: Yanks_RSJ: kvinesknows: the were warning WELL WELL WELL in advance that people should evac... I assume parking would have been fine at whatever shelter or hotel they went to.

They told people to take public transportation or taxis if they were going to the shelters because there WOULD NOT be available parking. Mayor Bloomberg was very clear about that on either Saturday or Sunday before the storm hit and well before MTA service was suspended. Parking at hotels is also limited, because most people staying in Manhattan do not drive here.

mjohnson71: Let me go passive aggressive:
Fine, you're right. Everyone that parked their cars underground in advance of the monster storm are without fault. They did nothing wrong. Brand new cars for everyone.

That's not passive aggressive, that's being an ignorant asshole.

Drive an hour to a hotel outside the area. My god if I cared about my car and I knew there was a massive rain storm coming there is no way in hell I would park it underground. It's not be ignorant they were being lazy. They couldn't care less about it because their car insurance will cover it. Like I said before I would have left my car there also, worth more destroyed at this point and I bet that's why a lot of people did it.


I dont know about anyone else but I can assure you my parents didnt park their car under ground with a "the insurance will cover it: attitude.
 
2012-10-31 02:22:19 PM
Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.
 
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