Skip to comments.Hundreds evacuated after US levee breaks; people on roofs awaiting rescue
Posted on 10/30/2012 4:42:33 AM PDT by Kartographer
Hundreds of people are being evacuated after a levee broke in a northern New Jersey town early Tuesday. Bergen County executive chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record newspaper the entire town of Moonachie is under water and as many as 1,000 people could need to be evacuated.
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...right around Met Life stadium
WHY does this scene play out during every hurriane?
WHY don’t folks evacuate?
Is it because of the traffic?
That was pointed out to me just before Katrina - that the traffic was so horrible that folks would run out of gas and be stranded trying to evacuate.
Maybe because like so many of the ‘experts’ on FR they decided that the storm was fake?
Why did they have to sit on roofs? where were the boats?
Can’t those fools do anything right?
Barry hates white people.
No doubt... I was really disappointed by some of the posts I’ve read on the threads over the last 24 hours. Don’t people get it? It’s not JUST RAIN - especially when you’ve got so many millions of people packed into such a small area. The risks associated with damage FROM the storm - like fire (as we’re seeing in Rockaway Beach), from downed power lines, collapsing buildings, etc... Sad that so many didn’t seem to listen to the warnings - makes the FDNY and other department’s jobs so much harder, too.
Prayers!!! It must be COLD there also.
Moonachie is not on the coast and I’m pretty certain they didn’t have an evacuation order.
It would have been physically impossible to evacuate the entire NYC metro area.
Gov. Christie just said that it was not a levee but a natural berm the was overcome by the storm surge.
got Google earth?..
basically the river on the right overflow (surge).....Teteboro airport (mentioned in Sullenberger videos)on left...
I could not believe those threads and some of those posters; they are pretty much silent now.
You have to be aware of where you live.
You have to be aware of the limits of your home.
Would you rather sit in your home where you have a generator, a tractor,a chain saw, your own supply of food and water, you are above the flood plain,or go to a shelter and place yourself at the mercy of the Government with a pack of strangers in a school building that was probably built by a low bidder?
I’m ok. No power in the Bronx but safe. Cooking on a Coleman grill.
It's because the main stream media, particulalry in the NYC area, over-hypes every weather hiccup, so that when the big storm really does bear down on the area, the people shrug their shoulders and yawn.
Good points....We choose where we live. I chose on a rock,
on a hill. It has strategic, as well as physical advantages.
Those who choose low ground, or flood plains just have to be prepared to leave, before the SHTF.
I am noticing that any serious damage done by this storm is limited to a pretty tight area. NYC had some flooding, a bunch of row houses were burned down by the same fire in Queens, and now this levee. Anything else I’m missing?
Was this, at a national scale, a non-event? Seems like the Colorado fires were a MUCH worse disaster.
I actually don’t know if I should laugh or cry.