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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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?