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2012-10-31 10:55:40 AM  
3 votes:
"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
2012-10-31 11:53:37 AM  
2 votes:

Ashrams: you have pee hands: 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]

You avoid the hurricanes but at least the ground out here has the good sense to stay put.

When the ground is shaking it is not all bad
[img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com image 128x160]

I had a better pic but Fark kept Farking it up


I'm thinking more along the line of your lovely hillsides that regularly decide to slough off for no good reason.
2012-10-31 10:45:42 AM  
2 votes:
www.washingtonpost.com

Isn't that Lex Luthor's swimming pool?
2012-10-31 09:29:44 AM  
2 votes:
molempire.com

oblig?
2012-10-31 02:28:04 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Like I said before: when I lived in a very parking challenged area of Chicago every time they forecast a decent snow I put the car in a covered garage. Yes, it might have been an hour's work to drive, park and get back home. Plus I would have to pay $20+ bucks for parking. But at least I knew the car would be okay.
2012-10-31 02:24:05 PM  
1 votes:
Remember though, if you are prepared for disasters the current administration considers you a terrorist.
2012-10-31 01:53:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:49:21 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:13:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:36:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:32:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:19:18 PM  
1 votes:
The Jersey Shore house was practically untouched.

Black magic protects that house.
2012-10-31 11:52:58 AM  
1 votes:
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.

Florida water table is generally within a couple of feet of the surface and the structure is very porous, so very few areas where you can go too far down without flooding.
2012-10-31 11:44:33 AM  
1 votes:

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]


*facepalm* Yes; New York and New Jersey get hit with hurricanes all the friggin time. This post is about as stupid as all those ones we got after Katrina and Rita saying the same-damn-thing to Texans and Louisianians. Just wait. As volatile as the weather is getting, it won't be too long before California gets hit with a mild typhoon and, as a result of your shiatty, century-old levy system, floods all the hell and gone.
2012-10-31 11:41:46 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-31 11:39:28 AM  
1 votes:

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]


Yeah, why live in hurricane alley when you can live on the most active fault line in the continent.
2012-10-31 11:37:46 AM  
1 votes:
That section in Breezy Point, NJ where the fire were:



i.imgur.com
2012-10-31 11:37:29 AM  
1 votes:

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

This right here. I know parking is gawd-awful expensive and challenging in New York City: but if I lived there and had a car, my first move would have been to get that thing uptown and into an above ground garage.

IMHO any of those people who submit an insurance claim for a flooded car in lower Manhattan should have it denied.


You don't seem to get the concept of limited parking space. Uptown garage-space is not infinite; it is also very expensive.
2012-10-31 11:35:10 AM  
1 votes:

dothemath: jack21221: 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

Yeah, but this time the water was pushed into a REAL city, not some podunk town like Houston.

Yes, a REAL city that, apparently has never seen a big rainstorm before. I hope the NYT doesn't run out of ink, haha.


That water wasn't from the rain, you idiot.
2012-10-31 11:34:58 AM  
1 votes:
I want to see some aerial shots of Jersey like they made of Texas after Ike.

This is destruction:

graphics8.nytimes.com 

Bolivar Peninsula got pounded/leveled.

I hope all those in the path of Sandy are recovering well.
2012-10-31 11:29:35 AM  
1 votes:

mjohnson71: They probably had already paid monthly parking in those underground garages didn't want to pay again for safer parking.


Cheaper to drive to Albany and put the car in Long Term Parking at the airport.
2012-10-31 11:28:51 AM  
1 votes:

thornhill: Obama needs to splice together Romney mocking him on rising sea level with NJ cities being under watered and downtown Manhattan flooded.


Rising sea levels and storm surge from a hurricane are not the same thing.

Not saying that it's not occurring; this would just be a stupid example.
2012-10-31 11:25:28 AM  
1 votes:
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

After
www.mauibeachtanning.net
2012-10-31 11:25:16 AM  
1 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: God Bless all the people affected.

(you do know this is going to happen again, right?)


They'll rebuild again with our tax dollars and insurance money.

/Welcome to the new normal.
2012-10-31 11:22:57 AM  
1 votes:

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

/I know: crazy talk.

...and, for the record, I'd be genuinely surprised if that was an option. Parking is hard enough to come by when underground is an option. I sincerely doubt there is enough above ground parking in Manhattan for all the people who wanted it, so at that point, you're talking about actually leaving the city.


Hardly. I lived in Chicago for a couple of years and darn well know the challenges of big city parking. I'm sure there were a number of options more uptown and above ground: those people were just being cheap. They probably had already paid monthly parking in those underground garages didn't want to pay again for safer parking.

I knew people in Chicago who thought I was a freak for moving my car to a covered garage when a big ice or snow storm was forecasted.
2012-10-31 11:13:27 AM  
1 votes:

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

/I know: crazy talk.


...and, for the record, I'd be genuinely surprised if that was an option. Parking is hard enough to come by when underground is an option. I sincerely doubt there is enough above ground parking in Manhattan for all the people who wanted it, so at that point, you're talking about actually leaving the city.
2012-10-31 11:07:14 AM  
1 votes:
Ok, so I'm sure Sandy did some serious damage in unexpected places, but those before/after photos were just idiotic. They're places right on the water or underground. One was due to a fire.

The OC fishing pier? Really? That things been destroyed by nature and rebuilt so many times I've lost count.
2012-10-31 11:06:44 AM  
1 votes:

Father_Jack: JackieRabbit: The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.

Romney can blame his defeat on it


I think lack of media attention on the election hurts Obama more.
2012-10-31 11:05:58 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-31 11:02:58 AM  
1 votes:

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


Yeah, but this time the water was pushed into a REAL city, not some podunk town like Houston.
2012-10-31 10:57:35 AM  
1 votes:

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 say... drove away?
no.. I know.. thats crazy talk sorry
2012-10-31 10:56:24 AM  
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.


Yeah.
Especially since it's the worst storm ever to hit the northeast and the metro NYC area.
Hype indeed.
2012-10-31 10:51:00 AM  
1 votes:
why in gods name would people park underground when there is risk of flooding?
2012-10-31 10:50:39 AM  
1 votes:
The media can probably get two more days of hype value, if they play it right.
2012-10-31 10:48:02 AM  
1 votes:

SlothB77: oblig?


How can you joke about this? Hurricane/TS Sandy was the 2nd-worst Situation to ever befall Jersey Shore!
2012-10-31 10:37:35 AM  
1 votes:
This storm was some serious shiat.

/Floridian
 
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