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Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast, sends surge of seawater against NYC
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/29/12 | Erin McClam,Katie Zezima

Posted on 10/29/2012 7:51:38 PM PDT by Kartographer

Sandy knocked out power to at least 3.1 million people, and New York's main utility said large sections of Manhattan had been plunged into darkness by the storm. Water pressed into the island from three sides. Just before its centre reached land, the storm was stripped of hurricane status, but the distinction was purely technical, based on its shape and internal temperature. It still packed hurricane-force wind, and forecasters were careful to say it remained every bit as dangerous to the 50 million people in its path. As the storm closed in, it smacked the boarded-up big cities of the Northeast corridor — Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston — with stinging rain and gusts of more than 85 mph. It also converged with a cold-weather system that turned it into a superstorm, a monstrous hybrid consisting not only of rain and high wind but snow. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water and saw a piece of its world-famous Boardwalk washed away earlier in the day.

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To: Kartographer

The Shumer is hitting the fan. (To paraphrase what I bet is one of your favorite books, too.)


2 posted on 10/29/2012 7:56:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kartographer

It looks like a war zone here. Lost power. High winds. And a big tree took out my carport. This is going to be a very costly storm. In life and property.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 8:10:35 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Kartographer

It looks like a war zone here. Lost power. High winds. And a big tree took out my carport. This is going to be a very costly storm. In life and property.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Kartographer

Stay safe guys.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 8:18:21 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kartographer

Not to sound jaded, but when blizzards and ice storms and flooding occur over flyover country, we suck it up and deal with it.

When it happens the the lib cities it becomes Frankenstorm, Storm of the Century, etc.

When we lose power life does not end. It actually goes on, richer..


6 posted on 10/29/2012 8:19:53 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

You did an excellent job at something you didn’t me to do. So when was you last experience with something that knocked out the power to three million people?

Sounds bad yet there are a solid group of FReepers who will thump their chest and tell you it isn’t all that bad or outright hint you are exaggerating. Their seem to be a small but vocal contingent that I wouldn’t be surprise to hear them go up to the Lord after Armageddon and say: “Lord why all the hype in the Book of Revelations? I mean it wasn’t all that bad.”

Worse yet is all of the ‘ODS’ I’ve seen here on FR. Yes ‘Bama’ is horrible, yes he HAS GOT TO GO, but these people act like ‘Bama’ either conjurered up the storm or the whole thing is some Machiavellian plot out of a bad suspense novel. LIFE goes on, things happen. The storm doesn’t know or care that it’s election time or what ‘BAMA’ has done to this country.

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of people who believed so much that the hurricane is just some leftist plot that they are caught unprepared for the storm and dying as a result of it crying out “It’s Obama’s fault” with their last breath!

Some seem to have reached a point where if they go to the doctor next week and he tells them that they have cancer it will be Obama’s fault! Or if they have a flat tire on the way to work next week it will be Obama’s fault! If you step on a crack and break your mother’s back it will be Obama’s fault!

To me this is the talk, methods and the mindset of the leftist. Its the same shill BS they spewed against George Bush. I thought we are better than that. I know we should be better than that. I am sure that we can be better than that.

The other thing I notice is that is the me, me, me mindset so many seem to be taking with this storm. Hell this storm will most likely KILL people and here’s people who are supposedly conservatives sounding like leftist. Everything is me me me. How is the Hurricane going to effect the election? And so on it’s sickening. So people are going to die and homes get lost and peoples lives get turned upside down and inside out, well that’s bad but how is it going to effect me? I guess it doesn’t matter what losses occur as long as it doesn’t effect the election. Seems many on FR have their priorities screwed up.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 8:26:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: One Name

I’m in flyover country. Early reports are of at least 10 dead from Sandy. This is much bigger than a blizzard or ice storm or normal flooding.

This is a huge deal! You are jaded.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 8:28:23 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: mplsconservative

Tell that to the people of Joplin MO.

Just saying.

we will see how this pans out in the end. 3.1 million people with out power is not a huge deal. Lights come back on at some point. Houses/buildings destroyed take much longer to rebuild.

With this storm you had plenty of warning to escape, prepare and stock up.

Joplin.. Not so much.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 8:38:13 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: gorush

Tonight the Moon is Full. There is a historical correlation between major natural disasters and the Full Moon.

The great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 occurred 7 minutes after the Moon had officially become Full.

True dat!


10 posted on 10/29/2012 8:42:26 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: gorush

Best wishes and prayers for my fellow Americans facing this disaster.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 8:42:52 PM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: cableguymn

The Tornado in Jarell Tx

http://www.k5kj.net/jarrell.htm

It literally stripped the pavement off I-35


12 posted on 10/29/2012 8:43:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kartographer
Sorry, K, but this storm isn't TEOTWAWKI. Nobody will be rioting for food and water tomorrow. Or next week. Prepping is fine, knock yourself out, Americans have a colorful hitory of apocalyptic visions. But a big windstorm ain't it.
13 posted on 10/29/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mylife

exactly. Twisters hit with little to no warning what so ever. Out east I’ve been hearing about this things coming ashore for what, a week now?

yes, it will do damage. Yes, some will sadly die. but people loosing electricity?

Heck, that happens almost daily in CA during the summer doesn’t it?


14 posted on 10/29/2012 8:46:52 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: gorush
Occupy Wall street is streaming the Police and Fire, weather and video from today




NYFD/NYPD Scanner streaming audio/
15 posted on 10/29/2012 8:50:25 PM PDT by goron (It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.)
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To: cableguymn

The thing is huge and will do tons of damage
Mostly flood damage.

I was fearful of the warm air hitting the cold air and spawning tornadoes on the midwest.
Lot’s of energy on both systems.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 8:52:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cableguymn

I agree about Joplin.

However, this storm affects 25% of the U.S. population. In NYC alone, subways are flooded, seawater is corroding the electrical infrastructure, sewage is backed up and imagine the possible health problems. It goes on and on. Hospital generators are failing and as a result all of the patients have to be transferred elsewhere.

This is a huge deal with costs being estimated at 10 billion. Go to the hurricane thread on the breaking news sidebar. There are freepers there living through this storm.

It’s about a lot more than power and lights.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: cableguymn

We lose about 10 folks every summer in Dallas just to excessive heat.
Poor old folks on fixed incomes try to rough it out in 108 temps.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 8:55:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Barnacle

Thank you. This storm will have lingering effects which we have yet to see.

Prayers for those who have been killed.


19 posted on 10/29/2012 8:57:13 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: mplsconservative

I am going to sleep in my basement because the wind gusts are so strong and I fear another tree falling down and hitting my house. I have no power and already had two trees hit my outbuildings.

All the parkways are closed. Our first responders have been working non-stop. We are not complaining—we are tough and stubborn. But this is a tough one. Three million people have no power. All the bridges and all tunnels but one are flooded. No subways. No commuter railroad. No flights.

Prayers to my fellow New Yorkers.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe; mylife; Brucifer

I’ve never seen anything quite like Sandy. I guess ‘Super Storm’ may be the best description. Phenomenal even. Prayers up for the safety of those in the Northeast/Eastern seaboard.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Look and find one time I said it was. But it isn’t just some made up fantasy or a plot be ‘Bama’ of just a spring breeze. As far as fighting for food, well that is most unlikely, but the storm is still roaring wait a see what the next few days bring. There was thugs tweeting today about organized looting and now there’s this:

http://news.yahoo.com/nations-oldest-nuclear-plant-alert-024720174.html


22 posted on 10/29/2012 9:11:52 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Stay safe FRiend. I’m a midwesterner that has total sympathy and prayers for everyone in the path of Sandy.

A tornado knocked down a huge 50 year old Maple on my parent’s house a couple of years ago. Scary stuff.

I dread the damage that will be revealed in the morning. This is one horrifying storm. Hope you can get some sleep!


23 posted on 10/29/2012 9:13:31 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: Liberty Valance

The water damage will be great.


24 posted on 10/29/2012 9:15:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Liberty Valance

Katrina had 1,833 fatality’s.
I am not making light of Sandy.


25 posted on 10/29/2012 9:20:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
"I am not making light of Sandy."

I never thought you were. I've just never seen anything like this one...and i've been in and near a few Texas hurricanes. ;o)

26 posted on 10/29/2012 9:26:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mylife

So glad my kid is ok ...she got whisked up to Connecticut by her company and is in a better place.

God be with the people of NYC as they weather this horrific night.


27 posted on 10/29/2012 9:27:15 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: gorush
I hope the Sea Wall looks like this.......... Image and video hosting by TinyPic
28 posted on 10/29/2012 9:28:09 PM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: LibsRJerks

Prayers for all.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 9:29:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Many of Katrina’s death came after the storm passed and the levees collapsed. The storm hasn’t passed yet.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 9:43:09 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

It has pretty much collapsed at this point.
Post tropical storm.


31 posted on 10/29/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Just got a report from my sister about my niece in Brooklyn -

"yes, just got off the phone with her. 3rd time today. she's fine. lots of wind and water, but her apt is on fairly high ground. i'll let you know what i hear in the morning. it's a mess for sure. NYC is a very resilient bunch tho :)"

32 posted on 10/29/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mylife

Looks to me like it has plenty of life left in it:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/eaus/flash-wv.html

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=dox&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=no


33 posted on 10/29/2012 9:53:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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Current conditions


34 posted on 10/29/2012 9:55:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Liberty Valance

I’ve heard from relatives west of Philadelphia and as far north as Vermont, both seeing a lot of wind, but not so much rain. My sister, west of Philadelphia said that there is a lot of power outages and transformers popping all over the place, but just not that much rain.


35 posted on 10/29/2012 9:56:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: mylife

Wow. DC to Pittsburg looks frozen.


36 posted on 10/29/2012 10:04:50 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Naw, Its just cold light rain.

The jetstream in Wi is like 38 deg


37 posted on 10/29/2012 10:06:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Eva

It is good to hear from them even if the news might not be the best. You know they’re still there. ;o)


38 posted on 10/29/2012 10:10:40 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: gorush
And from the lovely borough of Queens, we have the following report:

A few tree limbs down in the street. I feel that the 2010 tornado thinned the herd already of weak branches.

Con Ed reports 250,000 people in Manhattan are without power (a transformer blew up) and 68,700 customers in the other boroughs. They have no idea when power will be restored. The winds are still knocking over trees, so power outages are expected to go up throughout the night.

A major hospital in Manhattan (NYU Langone Medical Center) had its generator blow, so 200+ patients had to be evacuated to another hospital.

A new record was set in Battery Park with a 13.88 foot storm surge, broke the old 10.1 foot record. You should see the photos of seawater pouring into subway tunnels or the cars floating down the street in lower Manhattan!

It is still raining and blowing outside, but thank G-d our street lights are still on.

The E had no reason to step one foot outside today, having laid in supplies aplenty. If it's still rotten tomorrow, ditto. Plenty of work to be done about the house indoors.

I am just grateful to G-d that nothing bad happened to my neighborhood, and may I wake up to the same. Five unfortunates can't say the same in New York state, having been crushed by trees or had other Sandy-related catastrophes occur to them. May they rest in peace.

39 posted on 10/29/2012 10:17:14 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: gorush

Global warming must indeed be true. Sea levels are rising in NYC.


40 posted on 10/29/2012 10:21:36 PM PDT by lurk
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To: mylife

Any reports from western mas/Albany area ?


41 posted on 10/29/2012 10:24:41 PM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: prov1813man

They seem to be pretty clear at this point.


42 posted on 10/29/2012 10:28:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

I trust Union workers are sump pumping the citys now and the bill will be huge.


43 posted on 10/29/2012 10:29:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Thanks


44 posted on 10/29/2012 10:42:05 PM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: mplsconservative

This is the storm that will teach the Krugmans of the world about Bastiat. Shouldn’t Paul Krugman be jumping for joy about how stimulating repairing this will be to his local economy? I wish Mitt would bring up the point and its larger implications regarding government spending in general.


45 posted on 10/29/2012 10:44:13 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: gorush

It is unfortunate for all the damage, but Sandy is cleaning up after the OccupyWS crowds.


46 posted on 10/29/2012 10:51:57 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Joe Bfstplk

view the carnage live

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/

blackouts, sharks in streets, looters killing each other for shoes...

//sarc


47 posted on 10/29/2012 10:54:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mplsconservative

$10B apportioned over 25% of the US population. So if the entire country were affected with something this bad it would run us $40B, or roughly the cost of just Obama’s auto (union) bailout. Frankenstorm Sandy did just a tiny part of the damage done by Horrorcaine Barry, who’s deficit runs two Frankenstorms every week.


48 posted on 10/29/2012 10:56:12 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

My thoughts are with you FRiend. I live about 20 miles west of Atlantic City but was spared any devastation. I think it’s better to be in the eye of the storm right in it’s path. You guys got it a lot worse than I did. Good luck!!!


49 posted on 10/30/2012 5:38:40 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Kartographer

130 died in Joplin a year or so ago, 3 times as many as Sandra.

Half a town was wiped out, wiped off. We don’t blame Obama, or global warming.

I believe you’ll find that community voting for Romney and Todd Akin for Senate.

God Bless!


50 posted on 10/31/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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