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2012-11-08 12:56:52 PM
Is it weird that I sort of wish I got a picture of my flooded street? That was surreal. Too busy with other concerns at the time, plus it was really dark.

Through my girlfriend I know one of the guys who runs a business just outside of the area pictured for Keyport, NJ in TFA. As you might imagine, I hear they're out of commission for a while.

/still no power in my neighborhood on Long Island
 
2012-11-08 01:59:14 PM
Oblig:

" This is possibly the worst before and after slideshow I have ever seen "
 
2012-11-08 02:00:55 PM
in the first pic at the top.. why the hell did they build a small shed AFTER the water came?
 
2012-11-08 02:01:19 PM
At least these pictures don't all feature celebrities and MTV beach houses.
 
2012-11-08 02:02:36 PM
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Oh the humanity.
 
2012-11-08 02:02:49 PM
They missed the Fisker fire after they got swamped with sea water.

www.wired.com
 
2012-11-08 02:04:00 PM
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For a moment I thought I was looking at one of the canals at The Venetian, Las Vegas.
 
2012-11-08 02:05:20 PM
Here are my photos from the west coast while watching the news of Sandy.

Before
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After
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2012-11-08 02:05:29 PM
Stop trying to make the "Hugh Carrey Tunnel" happen! IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

nor the Ed Koch bridge, for that matter.

Growing up we had a beach house in Seaside Heights, probably about half a mile south of the boardwalk but directly on the beach. It probably isn't there anymore :-/
 
2012-11-08 02:05:39 PM

ABQGOD: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]
For a moment I thought I was looking at one of the canals at The Venetian, Las Vegas.


By the way, don't ever get roped into doing the "canal tour" on the gondolas in the Venetian. It's expensive and it's like getting a floating tour of an Olive Garden.
 
2012-11-08 02:07:05 PM

Treygreen13: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Oh the humanity.


I know, right? That's at least three or four inches, it's going to take a day or two to drain away. By then the concrete will have discolored slightly. We can't turn back time on this one!

The first was the most impressive to me, if for no other reason than that not one single vehicle shifted even slightly while flooding. That car park must have flooded very slowly indeed. (Or American cars and vans have much the same construction as a sieve, I guess.)
 
2012-11-08 02:09:18 PM
#1 is a couple of blocks from my house, and nothing compared to the flooding in other parts of town.
 
2012-11-08 02:12:22 PM
How classy of them to include the HMS Bounty, with the captain presumably going down with his ship.
 
2012-11-08 02:14:16 PM
Conspiracy, it never happened.
 
2012-11-08 02:18:32 PM

Treygreen13: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Oh the humanity.


Golly, my reaction was "I'm glad their house wasn't trashed".
 
2012-11-08 02:18:58 PM
The pictures of "long beach NY" are actually pictures of the atlantic beach beach clubs.
 
2012-11-08 02:19:24 PM

Lollipop165: Stop trying to make the "Hugh Carrey Tunnel" happen! IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

nor the Ed Koch bridge, for that matter.

Growing up we had a beach house in Seaside Heights, probably about half a mile south of the boardwalk but directly on the beach. It probably isn't there anymore :-/


yea, well, in DC they're trying to rename the airport after reagan. It was renamed in 1998.
 
2012-11-08 02:20:00 PM
When I saw the damaged sailing ship I had to wonder why this thing was not sailed elsewhere since, it's highly mobile I'm guessing.
 
2012-11-08 02:20:09 PM
 
2012-11-08 02:22:46 PM
The The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel pics aren't taken from the same place. One is upper street level and you can't see the tunnel at all. The other is from the lower level.

/Fake!
 
2012-11-08 02:27:05 PM

brandent: They missed the Fisker fire after they got swamped with sea water.

[www.wired.com image 660x385]




It's a shame, but I would have liked to have seen a couple hundred .lbs of li-ion batteries blow up.
 
2012-11-08 02:29:04 PM

Lollipop165: Stop trying to make the "Hugh Carrey Tunnel" happen! IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

nor the Ed Koch bridge, for that matter.


RFK Bridge too. Or is that sort of happening? I never use it.
 
2012-11-08 02:30:09 PM

ZzeusS: brandent: They missed the Fisker fire after they got swamped with sea water.

[www.wired.com image 660x385]



It's a shame, but I would have liked to have seen a couple hundred .lbs of li-ion batteries blow up.


Oh you can see that if you like ... Link
 
2012-11-08 02:31:40 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Treygreen13: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Oh the humanity.

Golly, my reaction was "I'm glad their house wasn't trashed".


It's just terribly out of place with other pictures of the devastation. That sort of flooding happens with a stiff rain in many parts of the country.
 
2012-11-08 02:33:10 PM

FreakinB: Lollipop165: Stop trying to make the "Hugh Carrey Tunnel" happen! IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

nor the Ed Koch bridge, for that matter.

RFK Bridge too. Or is that sort of happening? I never use it.


RFK is starting to take hold, but it rolls off the tounge a little easier than the triborough
 
2012-11-08 02:35:52 PM
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Get your snorkel. Time to go lootin'!
 
2012-11-08 02:37:06 PM
I decided not to give money to the Red Cross for this disaster. People in NY and NJ were d!cks to the rest of the country before Sandy, and they will become so again after they recover. Plus, they had five days' warning to (1) fill their freakin' cars with gas and/or (2) get the heck out of there. There are more suitable recipients for my charity.
 
2012-11-08 02:38:28 PM
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I see what you're saying here guys, everybody is devastated but the big money still has power and their buildings are standing.

So how was Fidel's birthday party? Did he like Evo's present?
 
2012-11-08 02:39:36 PM
That is the first time I have seen an ariel shot of Queens after the fire. That was worse than I thought it would be. I have seen the street level shots before but it looked just wow.
 
2012-11-08 02:41:09 PM

drb9: I decided not to give money to the Red Cross for this disaster. People in NY and NJ were d!cks to the rest of the country before Sandy, and they will become so again after they recover. Plus, they had five days' warning to (1) fill their freakin' cars with gas and/or (2) get the heck out of there. There are more suitable recipients for my charity. because I'm a cheap-ass douche who makes sweeping generalizations about people that I know not to be true, and so I am compelled to try and publicly justify my douchebaggery


FTFY.
 
2012-11-08 02:48:48 PM

drb9: I decided not to give money to the Red Cross for this disaster. People in NY and NJ were d!cks to the rest of the country before Sandy, and they will become so again after they recover. Plus, they had five days' warning to (1) fill their freakin' cars with gas and/or (2) get the heck out of there. There are more suitable recipients for my charity.


Its ok, we don't need it. We are capable of handling things on our own.
 
2012-11-08 02:51:07 PM
Looks like some boat docking sites just opened up on Staten Island.
 
2012-11-08 02:53:58 PM
Well, I wasn't going to take a shot, but since you brought it up... maybe the next time you NY/NJ guys want to take a shot at the South or Flyover States, why don't you think about the people coming up to help you.
 
2012-11-08 02:58:29 PM
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It completely re-arranged these buildings!
 
2012-11-08 02:59:52 PM
Wonder if they have drainage/pumping set up into the Battery Park Underpass? You'd think that would be standard in an city that size. Out here in the desert southwest rainfall is not great, so an underpass will flood and have to be pumped out. Yeah, city planners in this part of the country, if they are raised desert rats, will have no concept of drainage requirements for when we do get a quarter of our yearly rainfall in three hours.

Hard to get public support for spending on such an expensive project when it would only come into play once every year or so.But man, when there are big rains and the subsequent flooding in areas they squeal loudly for a week then promptly forget until next time.
 
2012-11-08 03:01:47 PM

ZzeusS: Well, I wasn't going to take a shot, but since you brought it up... maybe the next time you NY/NJ guys want to take a shot at the South or Flyover States, why don't you think about the people coming up to help you.


I find it amusing how often something like this comes up in discussions where nobody from around here has said anything of the sort.
 
2012-11-08 03:09:32 PM

ZzeusS: Well, I wasn't going to take a shot, but since you brought it up... maybe the next time you NY/NJ guys want to take a shot at the South or Flyover States, why don't you think about the people coming up to help you.


Not sure if trolling.

But I'll bite anyway.

NJ has been the butt (no pun intended) of nearly half the state-oriented jokes in the nation. We're entitled, at this point, to take our own shots at other states, considering how many 'kiss her where it smells', 'what exit', 'armpit of america', etc... jokes at Jersey's expense. Heck, we had to put up with The Jersey Shore being filmed here - don't you think we've suffered enough?

You really want to go there?
 
2012-11-08 03:12:29 PM

drb9: I decided not to give money to the Red Cross for this disaster. People in NY and NJ were d!cks to the rest of the country before Sandy, and they will become so again after they recover. Plus, they had five days' warning to (1) fill their freakin' cars with gas and/or (2) get the heck out of there. There are more suitable recipients for my charity.


Believe me, we don't need charity from shiathead scumbags like you. Keep giving your charity dollars under the cheap g-strings of the two-bit skanky whores jiggling their stretched out gunts on the pole in the white trash strip bar down the street from your trailer.
 
2012-11-08 03:12:30 PM

groppet: That is the first time I have seen an ariel shot of Queens after the fire. That was worse than I thought it would be. I have seen the street level shots before but it looked just wow.


Here are two more for you.

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cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2012-11-08 03:15:29 PM

LineNoise: drb9: I decided not to give money to the Red Cross for this disaster. People in NY and NJ were d!cks to the rest of the country before Sandy, and they will become so again after they recover. Plus, they had five days' warning to (1) fill their freakin' cars with gas and/or (2) get the heck out of there. There are more suitable recipients for my charity.

Its ok, we don't need it. We are capable of handling things on our own.


That was the third reason for not contributing. You don't need the help. Between private insurance, FEMA, and nearby family/friends, you all should be doing fine.
 
2012-11-08 03:19:39 PM

unfarkingbelievable: drb9: I decided not to give money to the Red Cross for this disaster. People in NY and NJ were d!cks to the rest of the country before Sandy, and they will become so again after they recover. Plus, they had five days' warning to (1) fill their freakin' cars with gas and/or (2) get the heck out of there. There are more suitable recipients for my charity.

Believe me, we don't need charity from shiathead scumbags like you. Keep giving your charity dollars under the cheap g-strings of the two-bit skanky whores jiggling their stretched out gunts on the pole in the white trash strip bar down the street from your trailer.


kindofwant.jpg
 
2012-11-08 03:24:44 PM
My neighborhood before Sandy hit
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My neighborhood after Sandy hit
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/did I mention that i live in California?
 
2012-11-08 03:28:21 PM

LesterB: ZzeusS: brandent: They missed the Fisker fire after they got swamped with sea water.

[www.wired.com image 660x385]



It's a shame, but I would have liked to have seen a couple hundred .lbs of li-ion batteries blow up.

Oh you can see that if you like ... Link


Also each one of those Fiskers had several hundred pounds of batteries. I submitted the story a couple days ago but it got redlit. In all they lost 300 cars that were completely destroyed. Some by fire, others just by the fact they were flooded with seawater. That's $30 million worth. I'm sure they were insured. So effectively they just fixed an inventory problem and removed some backlog in their inventory.

1) park cars in front of hurricane down by the sea.
2) watch the fire
3) profit
 
2012-11-08 03:31:04 PM
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Thank GOD that storm happened!
 
2012-11-08 03:32:11 PM

PhoenixInFlames: ZzeusS: Well, I wasn't going to take a shot, but since you brought it up... maybe the next time you NY/NJ guys want to take a shot at the South or Flyover States, why don't you think about the people coming up to help you.

Not sure if trolling.

But I'll bite anyway.

NJ has been the butt (no pun intended) of nearly half the state-oriented jokes in the nation. We're entitled, at this point, to take our own shots at other states, considering how many 'kiss her where it smells', 'what exit', 'armpit of america', etc... jokes at Jersey's expense. Heck, we had to put up with The Jersey Shore being filmed here - don't you think we've suffered enough?

You really want to go there?



I suppose you have a point. My hope was that a little humility would be imparted for a time.
 
2012-11-08 03:32:12 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: My neighborhood before Sandy hit
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My neighborhood after Sandy hit
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/did I mention that i live in California?


Do you guys use a damn laser measurement device to park in the exact same spot every day?
 
2012-11-08 04:04:44 PM

kvinesknows: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: My neighborhood before Sandy hit
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 800x600]

My neighborhood after Sandy hit
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 800x600]

/did I mention that i live in California?

Do you guys use a damn laser measurement device to park in the exact same spot every day?


No it's just one of those "Find the five differences in these pictures" games that I dump dollar after dollar in my bar every night.
Only I'm looking at naked biatches.
 
2012-11-08 04:32:35 PM
I'm amused by the pictures of all the little speed boats and stuff at the marina.

You had a week or more to drive down to the marina, put your boat on a carrier rack thingy and drive it out of the water. Instead you decided to throw away thousands of dollars by leaving it out there.

Derpy derp derp.
 
2012-11-08 04:35:01 PM
I get that some people died and that some areas suffered flooding damage. But these photos aren't that great as far as showing real disaster. Mostly it is just sand in the streets and flooded tunnels. OK.
 
2012-11-08 04:38:41 PM

Bullseyed: I'm amused by the pictures of all the little speed boats and stuff at the marina.

You had a week or more to drive down to the marina, put your boat on a carrier rack thingy and drive it out of the water. Instead you decided to throw away thousands of dollars by leaving it out there.

Derpy derp derp.


its only water.. how can water a some small waves hurt a boat?
 
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