Skip to comments.Sandy loses 'hurricane' title, keeps powerful punch
Posted on 10/29/2012 7:37:24 PM PDT by Ron C.
Sandy's no longer a hurricane, but it still packs a wallop.
The massive storm was downgraded just after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey, bringing 90-mph winds and a roiling wall of seawater as it moved inland and north toward New York City. It sent 90-mph gusts through the Wall Street canyons and water surging to a record 13 feet in Lower Manhattan, surging into two major commuter tunnels and into subway stations and tracks. It was unclear how much water had come in.
The MTA also cut power to some subway tunnels in lower Manhattan, after water came into the stations and tracks. The MTA couldn't say at this point how much damage had been done, and how much time it would take to restore everything to normal.
Consolidated Edison was prompted to cut power to part of the area to avoid storm damage. Manhattan's FDR Drive was under water south of 20th Street. The storm was expected to lash the nation's biggest city -- and surrounding metro area - until midnight.
Fatal car crashes in Maryland and West Virginia, and the death of a man in Queens, N.Y., when a tree fell on his home were blamed on the storm. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office confirmed at least four other storm-related deaths in the state. The hurricane-turned-post-tropical cyclone, still a powerful, 900-mile-wide hybrid of several weather systems, sent 30-foot-high swells toward the Garden State, and as its eye passed over the shoreline, a surge as high as 10 feet tore into dunes and washed across boardwalks.
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I don’t see it affecting the election turn out, or having caused a lot of havoc...nothing at all like Katrina. They all got off easy. It appears from the first reports.
I fear it did cause 'a lot of havoc' - but, I'm with you, this election is going to take place, and Zero is going to lose by the largest margin in recent history - I think.
Very sad to hear about the victims—the two from The Bounty and the victims in this article. Prayers that there won’t be any more.
Yes it certainly is. I particularly rue the two guyd on the Bounty. That shouldn't have taken place, imho.
Before it's over there will be more, but hopefully not so many. People largely 'got out of the way' - so one article has it.
Just read about a lady that stepped out into water where a livewire was located and got electrocuted. Quite a few reports of deaths coming in now.
WABC New York reporting 10 dead from Sandy.
Here in South Jersey, about 5 miles east of Philly, the rain is spitting but they are saying we will get a small amount more, maybe an inch before morning. We only got about 2" so far so this is not as harsh here as expected. Power is still on here, but the winds are strong. Maybe we'll end up losing some wiring overnight after all. So far my home has a busted fence, that's it. I do have a problem that my swimming pool cover pump keeps tripping the GFI and I'm not sure what that means but I do hope the worst of the rain is over.
So far it has less deaths than a warm night in Detroit.
Prayers for all in the wake.
The only way I see this effecting the election is if polling places flood, machines and ballots will have to be moved in a panic situation.
This could make for a lot of “lost” early ballots.
It won’t effect the overall election as this is hitting blue states primarily.
Any fraud will have no real impact.
High humidity is enough to trip a GFI breaker. Chances are it will work when things dry out.
Amen to that! Though this is primarily 'hitting blue states' I pray for all in those states.
“The massive storm was downgraded just after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey”
Katrina, Cat 5, 175mph
Allen, Cat 5, 190mph
Andrew, Cat 5, 175mph
Camille, Cat 5, 190mph measured before it destroyed the measuring instruments.
Sandy, Cat 1, 90mph. (the “monster storm” in history, because it happened in the belt between DC and NYC, the most important place on earth. Also, gave Obozo a chance to play master and commander of the far side of the earth)
CNN has a list of the deceased so far. Condolences to their families :(
Superstorm Sandy blamed for at least 10 U.S. deaths as it slams East Coast
Thanks for that info... may God help all that live under this very bad weather!
HE DID IT! OBAMA SAVED US!!
HE MADE THE STORM GO AWAY
LHOL (that’s laughing hysterically out loud!) 8^)
We went to vote early on Saturday, the first day you can vote, in Monkey County Merryland and the line was more than half a block long so we turned around and went home. Sunday and today they closed the polls because of the hurricane and I suspect they will be closed tomorrow. That’s good for us.
I just heard as many as 10 million people may end up without power for days. That is rough...
On the bright side, the won’t have to see or hear nasty Obama ads for a while.
Well, Monkey County is going to vote like Monkey County.
Yall staying semi dry?
Hey - that's a big plus all by itself!
Don’t know if you’ve heard about PEPCO or not but they are the worst electric providers in the country. Their power outages are infamous and the reason why I spent a small fortune putting in a generator and transfer switch.
Sandy never got above 45mph and our lights never went off...so far. Much ado nothing.
A little rain? A stiff breeze? Some puddles on the streets? Agh agh agh, the world just ended in Mary Mary Quite Contraryland.
At least dysPEPCO doesn’t have power lines strung all over on telephone poles like they do in most of Shoot Cago.
You haven’t seen Obama’s “secret weapon.” A giant a$$ megaphone and a rough terrain TelelPromter. They’re not getting off that easy.
We have the same trouble here because the city does not keep the trees trimmed back from the powerlines.
I’ve seen power drop in a 15mph wind.
Mark for tomorrow when the sun comes up.
I’m holed up in Hagerstown, 2 counties northwest of Monkey. The power blunk for a second, once. Agh agh agh, they shut down Valley Mall for weather in which Chicago area malls would be defiantly blazing with light. McDonalds the only eatery still open and almost no customers.
Savage said on his program tonight, “It was the cleanest NYC has been in fiftey years.”
Might be Travis Bickle's "Real Rain."
Yeah, I’m thinking this is going to make Carter/Reagan 80 look like a close contest.
Democrat turnout is HEAVILY depressed and Indy Romney turnout is way up. America’s survival is at stake.
Never trust first reports after a storm.
Au Contraire, PEPCO is all above ground on telephone polls. The reason they have so many outages is because they didn’t cut down branches from large trees their lines go through.
LOL our electricity just went out as we spoke!!!!. Had to go start er up.
YMMV, in Hagerstown they look to be buried cables. Maybe the Monkeys won’t ever issue the permits to do that.
DC is all underground so when we had Snowmageddon, pre generator, we had to hold up there.
You lobby your state congesscritter and get underground electric, where you are I’m sure it’s a lot cheaper than around here. It’s so worth it.
Unclear how much water came in?
this storm will be much like Katrina in that some areas will be hit very very hard and just a mile or two away, very little....except losing electricty or safe water will affect everyone...
Losing the subways and rail transportation will also affect everyone.
I have a really bad feeling about this from reading the hurricane thread. 10 dead so far. Who knows what it will be tomorrow?
I think you are leaving one thing out. Sandy had slower winds, but covered a far bigger area.
First Lance Armstrong loses his titles, now this.
What next, The One losing his title soon too?
Times Square webcam
See what Sandy wrought....
horrible scenes of bloody triage, drownings, shootouts over Nike shoes... oh the humanity
Times Square has power.
Those millions should go there and hang out.
I was thinking that so many people have stayed home the last few days that the number of traffic deaths are probably down more than the number of deaths caused by the storm.
All Bush’s fault, the filthy global warmer. Him and Michael Crichton.
We lost power here in Pt Jervis, NY around 8:15 last night. Still without power and sections of the man roads in Orange Cty were shut dowm because of fallen trees and power lines. Last I heard the winds will die down later in the day and any flooding we get wont be as bad as earlier predicted.