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 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.
exactly nail on head.
This happens in the most important part of America ARF and all hell breaks lose.
The media or most of the national media are located up in NY city so they think all of the country is NY the DC area.
Do we see the media out in western PA reporting the storm, hell no, do we see them in WV, hell no.
Sandy was bad, and it hit a part of the country which is not used to it but trying to say this was like Katrina or Andrew or lets not forget entire towns in MO, OK with tornado’s or when TN got flooded is laughable.
Watching FOX and most of their rpeorting is NY city /NJ but the storm is out there in WV right now and I;ve seen nothing.
Like you said , now bozo the clown will be out there and saying how he is helping, remind people about Katrina whch was not Bush’s fault unless you work in the media and the media will say how he bozo the clown did a great job bla bla bla.
There is some flooding, some trees down, hell we had a tree down on power lines yesterday and a neighbor came and got his chain saw and cut it .
did you not now hear, there is some flooding on parts of the roads , some tree linbs down, a crane is not secure, water in a subway and tunnel, some debris off the coast and a couple of shingles.
Course this is the most imporant part of the country, [so the media thnks] so it;s been worse than Katrina, Andrew, the tornado’s which wipe out towns and the flooding in TN recently which never got a mention hardly.
What’s the Bounty thing about?
Please be careful if you must be outside today. There is a high risk of dry skin.
The Weather Channel is forcasting a catagory 3 on the Chap Lip Scale.
Thank your for your perspective, although there are those who will shake their fingers and wag their heads at you because you are not consumed with grief and concern.
I’ve lived through a hurricane (without power for two weeks afterward in Puerto Rico in ungodly heat), tornadoes, you name it. Back in June, we had El Derecho go through (if some of you FReepers haven’t heard of it, thank your precious MSM for that). It came quickly and left quickly and left a lot of destruction. I am not sure how many lost power, but it had to be well over a million, mainly in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Being on the Ohio River bordering W. Virginia, we were in that number. Despite the crappy conditions (no power in the heat of summer on the river), life went on, my husband went to work, and we kept on living until the power returned. I don’t think Shepherd Smith was in hysterics about us.
I am sitting here watching the snow come down in southeast Ohio (it’s 24 degrees w/the windchill), it’s been raining since Saturday, and I’m pretty sure my neighbor across the road is going to lose a good amount of his corn crop. Some places in West Virginia are getting blizzard conditions. I’m sure they will have a thousand Fox News Alerts for this. (sarcasm)
It sank off Hatteras yesterday. Two crew members missing.
Guy kite surfing in Lake Erie off Cleveland yesterday before the waves kicked up. Water's still warm in the low-50s. Waves of 16-20 feet were expected.
don’t let the media based in NY/NJ see that, as they will have a fit and go mad, call for him to evacuate and run and hide.
All the media care about is where they work and live, . Places in WV, western PA ,KY OH etc are getting hit too but alas they are not where these elitist media types work and live so they don;t really care about these states.
The storm is hitting here and there, mostly about NJ, NY and then moving out westward.
Now the storm has hit I see only reports of where it hit in NY, NJ not the other states which it is hitting right now.
We’ve had no power here in FL for two weeks , in humid hot temps, but we got on with it, we had a tree down on some power lines and a neighbor went out with a chain saw and cut it down. We;’ve had no water for over a week but I don;t ever see FOX and others reporting that.
Wildfires in TX and here last year and south GA, nothing, flooding in TN and hardly nothing, tornado’s which hit a lot in a lot fo places and hardly nothing.
I expect sand being washed up, branches coming down, some trees even, power out,after all it was a storm but lets not kid ourselves that this was Andrew and Katrina all in one.
This storm is news because it hit a part of the country which does nto see much of this so the people there will be all in a dizzy and because this is where the media live and work.
When I see reporters harping on as if this was a cat 5 , hell even a 3 then see lights on, a branch down and some sand thrown up ontothe boardwalk whilst people walk their dogs behind the reporter then it puts it into persepective.
Saw one post on here saying people were running for their lives[shakes head]
It’s as if a tidal wave came crashing over and wiped out much of the north east coast
Funny you say that. In the comments below the photo someone said something like, "What is this idiot doing out there in this weather? We're gonna have to pay for rescuing him."
Most of these guys know what they are doing. I don't recall any getting in trouble around here. This one is obviously not a rookie.