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City braces for Irene's arrival (as a tropical storm, not hurricane...)
NY Postt ^ | 8/27/11 | CANDICE M. GIOVE, DAVID SEIFMAN and WILSON DIZARD

Posted on 08/27/2011 2:17:46 PM PDT by jimbo123

There’s no calm before the storm.

As frenzied New Yorkers emptied grocery stores, grabbed at every last flashlight and evacuated their homes, the MTA shut down its entire transit system in anticipation of Irene walloping the city.

The storm is on track to strike east of the five boroughs by 8 a.m.

Transit workers began the arduous system halt — the first weather-related one in history — at noon. Bus and subway service might not get moving until well into Monday afternoon.

The apocalyptic standstill leaves five million riders without a way around.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: emptyny; evacuation; invited; irene; looters
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So the idiot Bloomberg shuts down NYC for 3 days for a tropical storm?
1 posted on 08/27/2011 2:17:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

You would think this the first hurricane in history of man. It’s like out on the west coast, actual heat alerts for the desert-it’s summer, it’s desert, of course it’s hot.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT by svcw
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To: jimbo123

If I remember correctly, Donna, in 1960, was at least as powerful, if not more so, but there were no mass evacuations, and the transit system wasn’t shut down.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 2:23:38 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: jimbo123

The mini Emperor is showing all those New Yorkers who criticized his non respond to the blizzard what happens when he’s angered.

The buses and subways could have been running for the last 5 hours.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 2:23:40 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123

5 posted on 08/27/2011 2:24:42 PM PDT by radioone (Don't let the media pick our nominee. "Palin 2012")
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To: jimbo123

the arrogance and flippancy of some freepers about this storm is disgraceful. sure, it’s “only” a 75-90mph storm... STRIKING NEAR-DIRECT BLOWS on up to four major population centers. oh right, liberals live there, so we don’t care... (rolls eyes)


6 posted on 08/27/2011 2:27:09 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: jimbo123
Trapped like rats.
7 posted on 08/27/2011 2:29:01 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: jimbo123

Who’s Irene?


8 posted on 08/27/2011 2:29:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

I live in NYC and Irene will be a TROPICAL STORM with 40 mph winds tops in the city when it hits tomorrow.

And Lord Bloomberg shuts down the city and kills the economy for 3 days for a TROPICAL STORM?


9 posted on 08/27/2011 2:30:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123; svcw; Fiji Hill; CaptainK; radioone

Can’t be too careful.

We in D.C. are at this very moment struggling to survive in the drizzle of Irene. My venetian blinds ripple and belly in the leaf-rustling breezes. The twentysomethings in the house across the street are having a boistrous beer bust. Perhaps that qualifies as “mass hysteria”?

If it keeps up, I suppose we’ll all have to start indulging in human sacrifice and training our dogs and cats to “live together”.

What it’s gonna be like when Irene makes it to the Big Apple I can’t imagine. Either way, it looks like certain “urban youth” flash-mobbers will be having a fine old time looting the evacuated neighborhoods.


10 posted on 08/27/2011 2:34:45 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: jimbo123
Irene will be a TROPICAL STORM with 40 mph winds tops in the city when it hits tomorrow

stormpulse* (updated 5pm) begs to differ, by 30-35mph. also it's hitting at high tide. but what's 75-88% when trying to make a point? I'm so technical.

you don't have to like Bloomberg, but this and the evac were the right call.

* - I used stormpulse to eliminate anyone's questioning the credibility/conflict of interest of the weather channel.

11 posted on 08/27/2011 2:39:13 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: jimbo123

After Katrina, politicians aren’t taking any chances of being blamed for a catastrophe on their watch. Better safe than sorry.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 2:42:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jimbo123

Here in suburban Maryland it has rained all day. That water has to go somewhere. In congested cities - flooding has to be the biggest concern.

The huge area encompassed by this weather system (to include Tropical Storm and Hurricane strength winds) - is not anything to be taken lightly.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 2:44:15 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Amazing that you remember Donna. I was just a kid when she ripped through and you’re right, NYC didn’t shutdown and neither did any of the counties to the north of the city. Donna affected communities up to 100 mile north of the city.


14 posted on 08/27/2011 2:44:47 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

Hysteria. Irene will be a TROPICAL STORM by the 11pm update tonite. And she won’t hit NYC for another 18 hours and might only be TROPICAL DEPRESSION by then.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 2:45:03 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Revolting cat!
Who’s Irene?

She's a real cute girl.

16 posted on 08/27/2011 2:46:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: jimbo123

sorry, I forgot, you know everything. clearly I’m a moron, if only for attempting to engage the know-it-alls around here in what I’m sure is their area of expertise.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 2:49:55 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: jimbo123

“I live in NYC and Irene will be a TROPICAL STORM with 40 mph winds tops in the city when it hits tomorrow”

How do you know? I live on Long Island, and none of the meterological reports have it downgraded to a tropical storm.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 2:51:01 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: jimbo123

Yes, it is overhyped, but while the wind damage will most likely be minimal, there is probably going to be a massive amount of rain dumped on the area, that along with storm surge make flooding clearly the main threat at this time, nothing to sneeze at.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 2:54:02 PM PDT by Paradox (Obnoxious, Bumbling, Absurd, Maladroit, Assinine)
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To: Paradox

We had 10-12 inches of rain in one day in NYC a week or so ago and Lord Bloomberg didn’t shut down the city for 3 days.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 2:57:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Testing...testing...testing. Perfect opportunity to see how the masses react to government control, wouldn’t you say?


21 posted on 08/27/2011 2:57:33 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: jimbo123

Anyone else looking at weather maps like this one: http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/AtlanticSatellite.aspx?animate=true

It looks like the top of Irene ran into another system that’s shearing the edges and maybe disturbing the center.


22 posted on 08/27/2011 2:58:30 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Libertarian4Bush
the arrogance and flippancy of some freepers about this storm is disgraceful. sure, it’s “only” a 75-90mph storm... STRIKING NEAR-DIRECT BLOWS on up to four major population centers. oh right, liberals live there, so we don’t care... (rolls eyes)

Thank you.
23 posted on 08/27/2011 3:05:24 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: jimbo123

Hope you’re right. I’m among the Bloomberg refuges, bounced from my Chelsea condo.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 3:11:46 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: RedRover

They made you leave? Unbelievable.


25 posted on 08/27/2011 3:15:28 PM PDT by jimbo123
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So the idiot Bloomberg shuts down NYC for 3 days for a tropical storm?

He's hoping that the hurricane is bad enough that the President will successfully push Congress into taking on more debt in the name of "Hurricane Relief". All of the Dems/Socialists want this to be another Katrina so they can hit up the Federal Gov't for more $$$.

26 posted on 08/27/2011 3:15:57 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: decimon
Irene ran into another system that’s shearing the edges and maybe disturbing the center.

The last thing you want to do is piss off a hurricane.

27 posted on 08/27/2011 3:16:33 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: jimbo123

Obama was so hoping to add one more item to his list of reasons the economy sucks. The laugh is on him.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 3:22:07 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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Bloomberg killed the NYC economy for 3 days by shutting down all the public transit. And the union transit workers will still get paid.


29 posted on 08/27/2011 3:26:19 PM PDT by jimbo123
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Tell me about it, I live in NYC and I can’t believe what the hell I am witnessing. I haven’t seen such BS hype since Kim Kardashians wedding. I have been in REAL hurricanes and tornadoes when I did land surveys in the ‘80s, the kind that will lift you exactly 90 degrees horizontal to the ground like a cartoon when you hold onto a tree, and this DICK is shutting down the entire city as if a nuclear holocaust is coming for a Cat 1? 30 -40 mph winds with rain? WTF? Well that is what is coming. I think we had 30 mph winds a few weeks ago which made the streets messy with leaves and newspapers and made puppys and kittens uncomfortable..You know what this is? Another primo example of how liberals and Rinos go on bizarre power trips. They pedagog to the masses, condescend to the little people so they can play Stalin and when reality hits they look like complete a-holes which the media pays no attention to longer than a day.


30 posted on 08/27/2011 3:27:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: jimbo123

I could have stayed though the threat was that Bloomberg was going to cut the power in our area (Zone A). Plus, there’s no way to get around without the subways and all the restaurants and shops were closing in my neighborhood. So I felt I really didn’t have much choice.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 3:29:39 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I’m watching the nanny state propagandists on the local NYC TV channels right now and you can see that the weathermen are trying to hide their embarrassment since they know the storm is going to flop out.

It’s going to be funny to see their faces when Irene is downgraded to a tropical storm in the 11pm NOAA update. And Bloomberg’s actions are a disgrace. He needs to get public transit up and running for Monday morning so people can go to work.


32 posted on 08/27/2011 3:33:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: RedRover

People were fighting in front of Food Emporium this morning. Lines stretched out from the store and onto the sidewalk. I did see a lot of people on the street carrying home 12-packs of beer.


33 posted on 08/27/2011 3:40:58 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Saul Alinsky would be pleased.


34 posted on 08/27/2011 3:41:35 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

It’s not arrogance and flippancy, it’s a reaction to the completely overblown hysteria on display by the media.

Sure it’s one thing to be prepared but it’s another thing completely to call it “historic” and “devastating” and “apocalyptic”.

It’s the Nanny State on parade. Put out the warnings and shut up. It’s a very minor storm and had been since before it made landfall.


35 posted on 08/27/2011 3:47:56 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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I’m not trying to diminish the danger of this storm...but I just saw a special “live report” from the beach somewhere along the coast on ABC. The reporter dude was on the balcony of a hotel in his rain gear “leaning in” to the wind and saying as how it was hard to keep his balance sometimes. In the background (the beach) two young ladies in shorts were skipping along in the shallow water kicking at the waves.

Gosh I wish I had recorded that. The media are gonna have their story no matter what.


36 posted on 08/27/2011 3:49:31 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

We live on the Gulf Coast, we know hurricanes. This is hype and rather funny. The real story: it is going to rain in NYC.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: DJlaysitup

We live on the Gulf Coast, we know hurricanes. This is hype and rather funny. The real story: it is going to rain in NYC.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 4:07:35 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: jimbo123

It’s down to a cat I, that’s not enough to do a good job of flushing all the turds in NYC out to sea. Real shame, but if you believe the media this is the second coming.


39 posted on 08/27/2011 4:12:04 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

We’re not being arrogant and/or flip but a lot of people on here have been though many hurricanes and tropical storms and we know the difference and know what to do and what not to do, particularly people in Florida and Texas. I think the biggest problem the north eastern part of the country has is that it is populated by people who live like sardines and have little basic intelligence about how to cope with any deviation to their normal day so they once believe the MSM and FEMA and are led around like sheep.


40 posted on 08/27/2011 4:12:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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“apocalyptic standstill” L0L!


41 posted on 08/27/2011 4:24:28 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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Humvees and Troops line Lexington and 25h Street in NYC photo
42 posted on 08/27/2011 4:25:08 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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Perhaps he’s trying to stop the looters. Did you think of that?


43 posted on 08/27/2011 4:27:49 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: jimbo123
Right now, weather station at Hunter College, Upper East side has winds at 4 mph. I'd be feeling a little foolish about shutting the city down so soon. It may not get any worse tomorrow.
44 posted on 08/27/2011 4:29:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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“Plus, there’s no way to get around without the subways and all the restaurants and shops were closing in my neighborhood.”

You know, as someone from the south, I try to understand people who live in the north in heavily populated cities.
But I’m sorry, that’s pathetic. You have no transportation on your own and no food?


45 posted on 08/27/2011 4:30:29 PM PDT by suthener
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I wonder if looters sacked all of the undamaged, vacant homes. Wouldn’t that be something? Looting caused by mass evacuation alone.


46 posted on 08/27/2011 4:32:41 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
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To: reflecting
We live on the Gulf Coast, we know hurricanes. This is hype and rather funny. The real story: it is going to rain in NYC.

Yep. We will see live shots of Diane Sawyer in Times Square: "I'm here live and we are seeing a lot of umbrellas now, cabs are using their windshield wipers, debris is flying around" (old newspapers).

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for preparations - but when the storm is obviously petering out into a bunch of windy rain - give it up MSM.
47 posted on 08/27/2011 4:34:42 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: suthener

I grew up on a farm, miles outside of a town of 8,000 people. So I know what it’s like to be self-sufficient. Unless you’ve lived in a place like New York City in a power black-out—there’s no way to describe it, I guess. That’s why I went out to the suburbs.


48 posted on 08/27/2011 4:43:48 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: hinckley buzzard

Right now, the weather station in Duck, NC is reporting the wind is 18 mph.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Duck.html

The weather station in Norfolk, VA is reporting the wind is 16 mph.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/VA/Norfolk.html

Not much of a hurricane.


49 posted on 08/27/2011 4:45:02 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Libertarian4Bush
sorry, I forgot, you know everything. clearly I’m a moron, if only for attempting to engage the know-it-alls around here in what I’m sure is their area of expertise.

No problem. You're forgiven.
50 posted on 08/27/2011 4:47:00 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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