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(New York Daily News)   And on the 4th day, Con Edison said "Let there be light"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 70
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2012-11-03 08:24:36 AM
When we got home last night, around midnight, the power was back on in Chelsea. Yay!
 
2012-11-03 08:45:08 AM
Now about separating the waters from the firmament...
 
2012-11-03 10:03:11 AM
Glad to hear it! I don't live in the affected area but if there is anything I know about, it's massive storms and being without power for a week or more. It most definitely sucks. You can't even have ice cubes for the cocktails you desperately need to tolerate what's almost always a clusterfarked aftermath of the storm.

Anyway, congrats. I truly feel for all my Northeastern Farkers.
 
2012-11-03 10:20:27 AM
Good, now maybe people will leave my farking neighborhood and go home.
 
2012-11-03 10:23:08 AM
Con Edison was again distributing dry ice at locations around the city as thousands girded themselves for another cold night in the dark.

They're doing it wrong.
 
2012-11-03 10:25:44 AM
Limbaugh is gonna have a flipping fit over this. getting the power back on undermines his entire anti-Obama rant for monday and tuesday.
 
2012-11-03 10:26:29 AM
Now, fix your shiat so that farking rain doesn't turn your goddamn part of the country into a disaster area.
 
2012-11-03 10:28:02 AM
Four days without heat, hot water, internet, phone or electric wasn't the end of the world. All the assholes left the East Village. If we could do that once every month I'd be okay with it.
 
2012-11-03 10:28:27 AM
did union members do this? even worse for the GOP if that's what happened. they've been ranting that unions can't put the lights on, Unions let the city flood, unions caused the hurricane. unions can't get the lights back on, unions unions unions.
 
2012-11-03 10:28:38 AM
A Floridian checking in here saying: Not bad... It's usually 3-7 days in FL for most people to get power back after a hurricane. Congrats ConEd / Manhattanites.

/Actually, everything I'm seeing on the news looks very familiar. Long lines for gas, weeks without power, people getting frustrated after 3 days. Don't worry, you'll all live.
//I know exactly what it's like -- I'm still stuck in CT because of Sandy. Leaving today.. Woohoo!!
 
2012-11-03 10:29:44 AM

Molavian: Now, fix your shiat so that farking rain a hurricane hooking up like Voltron with another large storm system - right at high tide - doesn't turn your goddamn part of the country into a disaster area.



FTFY. It wasn't just "farking rain". Even way down here in DC it wasn't just "farking rain".
 
2012-11-03 10:30:29 AM
As a West Virginian who went 4 says without power due to a wind storm, I know these people are happy.
 
2012-11-03 10:35:33 AM
MREs are SURVIVAL FOOD?

WHAT?

That shiat was good enough for me to live on for months a time, but it's only SURVIVAL food?

You can have my beef stew and jalapeno cheese spread when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
 
2012-11-03 10:36:48 AM

Weaver95: did union members do this? even worse for the GOP if that's what happened. they've been ranting that unions can't put the lights on, Unions let the city flood, unions caused the hurricane. unions can't get the lights back on, unions unions unions.


Unions or not, the only good thing the Republicans can extract from this situation is that the poor and the elderly are the hardest hit by the damage. And by "good" I mean, "Republicans hate those that need the support of the society around them, so bad things happening to those people probably makes Republicans feel good."

Also, how long before we get a "Castle" episode where Captain Tightpants and Officer Tighterpants have to solve a murder in the middle of a hurricane?
 
2012-11-03 10:37:06 AM
Yes but it's Tesla's system.
 
2012-11-03 10:38:01 AM
Good job to Con Edison. They did a better job than CL&P, who managed to swing my part of Stamford, CT around midnight last night. I'd have been more forgiving if we were down by the water, but we really just had crazy winds and not a lot of water over here. The fact that Con Edison did a better job in actual flood zones says a lot about their work.

Also: seeing as we already have a "just farking rain" comment here - is that the popular Republican/wingnut response? This is the fourth major/freak storm we've had in less than two years - the Christmas blizzard, hurricane Irene, the Halloween snowstorm last year that took out more trees than the hurricane did (by my admittedly amateur surveillance), and now Sandy. All of them left us without power for days-weeks up here.
 
2012-11-03 10:41:54 AM

Molavian: Now, fix your shiat so that farking rain doesn't turn your goddamn part of the country into a disaster area.


This!
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
I hope all of now realize all that money for utilities upkeep was not being used for that at all. Utility companies do it cheap and fast.
 
2012-11-03 10:42:42 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:

You can have my beef stew and jalapeno cheese spread when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.


well that's one way to clear out a survival shelter fast....eat that stuff and people will WISH you were dead. you'd probably smell better.
 
2012-11-03 10:43:31 AM
Cheers as lights come on after Hurricane Sandy Link
 
2012-11-03 10:46:51 AM
in the projects in the rockaways, I'm still hearing that lights aren't on.

I'm not saying the richies are getting preferential treatment but...

the richer people are getting preferential treatment
 
2012-11-03 10:50:41 AM

wildlifer: I hope all of now realize all that money for utilities upkeep was not being used for that at all. Utility companies do it cheap and fast.


We knew that last year when all the news was "we were without power for so long after the Halloween snow and Irene because the utility companies repeatedly laid off trained staff and no longer had the people to contend with massive power outages due to storms." And that upkeep wasn't what it should have been.

Unfortunately, people are easily distracted and only remember this when the power comes back. And since the vast majority of us have one choice of electric provider based upon where we live, there's nothing we really can do about it other than pay the bill and wait for the next storm.
 
2012-11-03 10:52:01 AM

Sean M: A Floridian checking in here saying: Not bad... It's usually 3-7 days in FL for most people to get power back after a hurricane. Congrats ConEd / Manhattanites.

/Actually, everything I'm seeing on the news looks very familiar. Long lines for gas, weeks without power, people getting frustrated after 3 days. Don't worry, you'll all live.
//I know exactly what it's like -- I'm still stuck in CT because of Sandy. Leaving today.. Woohoo!!


I've heard Floridians saying that all week. Here is the different: Apartment dwellers can't have gas powered generators. And all the water shuts off in high-rise buildings. And most people in Manhattan don't have a car to go anywhere in when there is an emergency.

As someone who just spent 4 days in an apartment with no running water and having to walk 10 blocks to get any sort of cell signal, I can honestly say that I would prefer to be in Florida for a blackout. Jusg being able to walk outside and start a fire in a BBQ would have been fantastic.
 
2012-11-03 10:53:49 AM

thisispete: Now about separating the waters from the firmament...


If, by firmament; you mean millions of drowned rat corpses; that could be a while.
 
2012-11-03 10:57:00 AM
After Ike, we lost power for about 20 hours.
However, we had relatives that didn't get electricity back for 20 days.
 
2012-11-03 10:59:41 AM

Weaver95: did union members do this? even worse for the GOP if that's what happened. they've been ranting that unions can't put the lights on, Unions let the city flood, unions caused the hurricane. unions can't get the lights back on, unions unions unions.


I heard that NYC power grid workers unions refused to allow volunteer power grid workers from around the country actually do anything to help; because they were in the wrong unions.

/ granted, that was from Fox; but, I could see that happen
 
2012-11-03 10:59:56 AM

SVenus: After Ike, we lost power for about 20 hours.
However, we had relatives that didn't get electricity back for 20 days.


I didn't have power at my house for 12 days.
 
2012-11-03 11:00:24 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: in the projects in the rockaways, I'm still hearing that lights aren't on.

I'm not saying the richies are getting preferential treatment but...
the richer people are getting preferential treatment


Manhattan has underground electrical service, restoration work is mainly at the substation level. The Rockaways (and actually most of Queens, south Brooklyn, and Staten Island ) have above ground power lines. Restoration work requires those lines to be restrung, a much more arduous process.
 
2012-11-03 11:02:41 AM

urger: Mrs.Sharpier: in the projects in the rockaways, I'm still hearing that lights aren't on.

I'm not saying the richies are getting preferential treatment but...
the richer people are getting preferential treatment

Manhattan has underground electrical service, restoration work is mainly at the substation level. The Rockaways (and actually most of Queens, south Brooklyn, and Staten Island ) have above ground power lines. Restoration work requires those lines to be restrung, a much more arduous process.


No power in Breezy Point for 4-6 months. The place is uninhabitable at this point.
 
2012-11-03 11:04:14 AM

iheartscotch: Weaver95: did union members do this? even worse for the GOP if that's what happened. they've been ranting that unions can't put the lights on, Unions let the city flood, unions caused the hurricane. unions can't get the lights back on, unions unions unions.

I heard that NYC power grid workers unions refused to allow volunteer power grid workers from around the country actually do anything to help; because they were in the wrong unions.

/ granted, that was from Fox; but, I could see that happen


Snopes reported this as a 'mixture' of information, when I checked yesterday.
 
2012-11-03 11:05:05 AM
Still waiting on all utilities here in Sheepshead bay. Mainly to keep the people from Coney Island from looting our shiat here and over there.

/and so we can have the Q and B back and not an overcrowded b49
//Sheepshead river right next to Midwood bay
 
2012-11-03 11:07:28 AM

urger: Mrs.Sharpier: in the projects in the rockaways, I'm still hearing that lights aren't on.

I'm not saying the richies are getting preferential treatment but...
the richer people are getting preferential treatment

Manhattan has underground electrical service, restoration work is mainly at the substation level. The Rockaways (and actually most of Queens, south Brooklyn, and Staten Island ) have above ground power lines. Restoration work requires those lines to be restrung, a much more arduous process.


Bu-bu but, that ruins my hypothesis!

/makes sense, thanks for clarification.
// damn if it isn't really needed out there
 
2012-11-03 11:16:01 AM

fustanella: iheartscotch: Weaver95: did union members do this? even worse for the GOP if that's what happened. they've been ranting that unions can't put the lights on, Unions let the city flood, unions caused the hurricane. unions can't get the lights back on, unions unions unions.

I heard that NYC power grid workers unions refused to allow volunteer power grid workers from around the country actually do anything to help; because they were in the wrong unions.

/ granted, that was from Fox; but, I could see that happen

Snopes reported this as a 'mixture' of information, when I checked yesterday.


Every time someone posts anything about Snopes; my mind goes to that cartoon. The one where Snopes proved that they don't start rumors in the first place; and thus, are not responsible for more clicks for Snopes.

/ you know which cartoon

// again, it's completely plausible that it happened; I'm not saying it's a conspiracy, but, it's a conspiracy
 
2012-11-03 11:17:58 AM

fustanella: I heard that NYC power grid workers unions refused to allow volunteer power grid workers from around the country actually do anything to help; because they were in the wrong unions.

/ granted, that was from Fox; but, I could see that happen

Snopes reported this as a 'mixture' of information, when I checked yesterday.


AM radio said they were taking all the help they could get, nobody was being turned away, but that there were some jobs that required specific sets of skills that some crews did not have, thus, the out of state crews were not able to be used on every job, but were being used and the help was more than welcome.
 
2012-11-03 11:20:55 AM
Literally EVERYTHING you post is some stupid anti-Republican rant. Do you ever give any thought to NOT being unhinged 24/7?
 
2012-11-03 11:31:59 AM

Why Would I Read the Article: Literally EVERYTHING you post is some stupid anti-Republican rant. Do you ever give any thought to NOT being unhinged 24/7?


lolwat?
 
2012-11-03 11:36:12 AM

serpent_sky: fustanella: I heard that NYC power grid workers unions refused to allow volunteer power grid workers from around the country actually do anything to help; because they were in the wrong unions.

/ granted, that was from Fox; but, I could see that happen

Snopes reported this as a 'mixture' of information, when I checked yesterday.

AM radio said they were taking all the help they could get, nobody was being turned away, but that there were some jobs that required specific sets of skills that some crews did not have, thus, the out of state crews were not able to be used on every job, but were being used and the help was more than welcome.


In these situations; I like to draw a vinn diagram of the sides in the argument. Where they both overlap; that is probably what is actually happening.

/ in this case; I have determined that, probably, the volunteers brought jelly donuts; and one of the NYC union reps hogged all of the bear claws; which, as all of you know, is a horrible crime.
 
2012-11-03 11:38:47 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: MREs are SURVIVAL FOOD?

WHAT?

That shiat was good enough for me to live on for months a time, but it's only SURVIVAL food?

You can have my beef stew and jalapeno cheese spread when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.


I had MREs after Gustav -- after I decided not to eat the things main courses, I tried giving it to my dog, who also refused. ...Although the peanut butter M&Ms were tasty.
 
2012-11-03 12:00:45 PM

Weaver95: Limbaugh is gonna have a flipping fit over this. getting the power back on undermines his entire anti-Obama rant for monday and tuesday.


Just wait until he gets an eyeful of the free gas the military is bringing into the area. He'll be twitching on the floor.
 
2012-11-03 12:01:22 PM
TWO IMPORTANT FACTS FOR NEW YORK FARKERS:

1. There is about 40 gallons of potable water in the average water heater; access is thriough a faucet on the lower side of the tank. That should last a week for the average family.

2. If there is no running water, you can flush a toilet by gathering a 5 gallon bucket of ditch water, holding it chest high and pouring it in the bowl as fast as you can without spilling it.
 
2012-11-03 12:01:58 PM

Weaver95: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:

You can have my beef stew and jalapeno cheese spread when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

well that's one way to clear out a survival shelter fast....eat that stuff and people will WISH you were dead. you'd probably smell better.


You're thinking of the chilli mac, aka field expedient colon cleanser.
 
2012-11-03 12:04:35 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Literally EVERYTHING you post is some stupid anti-Republican rant. Do you ever give any thought to NOT being unhinged 24/7?


LOL! Farkin "quote selected" button. How does that work?
 
2012-11-03 12:11:50 PM

serpent_sky: fustanella: I heard that NYC power grid workers unions refused to allow volunteer power grid workers from around the country actually do anything to help; because they were in the wrong unions.

/ granted, that was from Fox; but, I could see that happen

Snopes reported this as a 'mixture' of information, when I checked yesterday.

AM radio said they were taking all the help they could get, nobody was being turned away, but that there were some jobs that required specific sets of skills that some crews did not have, thus, the out of state crews were not able to be used on every job, but were being used and the help was more than welcome.

a very particular set of skills; skills they have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me them nightmare for people like Boo. If Boo lets their daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. They will not look for Boo, They will not pursue Boo.
 
2012-11-03 12:14:42 PM
I'm moving my wife and kids into their apartment downtown right now. We lost everything. I even had to throw out the frozen foods. Now we have to rebuild the contents of the refrigerator from scratch. This has not been easy on us.
 
2012-11-03 12:18:45 PM

T.M.S.: I'm moving my wife and kids into their apartment downtown right now. We lost everything. I even had to throw out the frozen foods. Now we have to rebuild the contents of the refrigerator from scratch. This has not been easy on us.



Cry me a river
 
2012-11-03 12:19:32 PM

downtownkid: T.M.S.: I'm moving my wife and kids into their apartment downtown right now. We lost everything. I even had to throw out the frozen foods. Now we have to rebuild the contents of the refrigerator from scratch. This has not been easy on us.


Cry me a river


Link

oops!
 
2012-11-03 12:20:22 PM

Molavian: Now, fix your shiat so that farking rain doesn't turn your goddamn part of the country into a disaster area.


The rain didn't cause the flooding, bumblefark.
 
2012-11-03 12:22:55 PM

olddinosaur: TWO IMPORTANT FACTS FOR NEW YORK FARKERS:

1. There is about 40 gallons of potable water in the average water heater; access is thriough a faucet on the lower side of the tank. That should last a week for the average family.

2. If there is no running water, you can flush a toilet by gathering a 5 gallon bucket of ditch water, holding it chest high and pouring it in the bowl as fast as you can without spilling it.


Or you can pour the water in the tank and just flush it.
 
2012-11-03 12:24:26 PM
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2012-11-03 12:35:10 PM

Molavian: Now, fix your shiat so that farking rain doesn't turn your goddamn part of the country into a disaster area.


Are you under the impression that it was the rain that caused the sea level to rise by 14 feet?

Either a brilliant troll, or quite possibly someone of Forrest Gump level understanding of hurricanes.
 
2012-11-03 12:48:08 PM
That's nice. As of last night there were still 50,000 people in Northeast Ohio without power and with massive damage from trees falling and flooding. First Energy sent our trucks to the east coast to help out. Good job.

Where is our benefit concert?
 
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