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New York Subways Are Shut Down as Hurricane Irene Nears
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/nyregion/new-yorkers-warned-of-possible-electrical-shutdown.html?hp=&pagewanted=all ^ | Aug 27 2011 | James Barron

Posted on 08/27/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT by equaviator

New York became a city without one of its trademarks — the nation’s largest subway system — on Saturday as Hurricane Irene charged northward and the city prepared to face powerhouse winds that could drive a wall of water over the beaches in the Rockaways and between the skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan. Multimedia New York City Braces for Irene Slide Show Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall Interactive Map Hurricane Tracker: Irene Interactive The Preparations for Hurricane Irene and Reports of Damage Interactive Map: New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones Interactive Feature: Scenes From the Storm: Readers’ Photos of Hurricane Irene Related The Lede Blog: Latest Updates on Hurricane Irene (August 27, 2011)... An Evacuation of...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fnc; irene; mta; nyc; sourcetitlenoturl; twc
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Let's all play the game and then be in line for more Obama stash money. We, at first, appear to be erring on the side of caution...but now that we know how wrong we were....we lie because the money is just too good.
1 posted on 08/27/2011 4:30:37 PM PDT by equaviator
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To: equaviator

It’s “historic!” donja know.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 4:33:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: equaviator

Was at church earlier and a friend there (who’s stepson is in the military and situated 140 miles inland in North Carolina) said an entire shopping mall complex collapsed inward on itself earlier. And, again, that’s 140 miles inland.

The latest reports are that Irene is 500 miles wide.

Not sure if I believe the warnings are overblown.

Let’s see how many folks say that 24 hours from now.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 4:34:17 PM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: equaviator
Two predictions:

1. By the time Irene gets to New York City, it will be a mere meteorological annoyance, perhaps a tropical storm or depression. And,

2. That will not stop the torrential storm of looters and thieves who will not be denied this opportunity for street justice and wealth re-distribution.

(I'd love to be wrong on 2.)

.

4 posted on 08/27/2011 4:44:01 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: library user

Very interestink...


5 posted on 08/27/2011 4:44:18 PM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: library user
an entire shopping mall complex collapsed inward on itself earlier. And, again, that’s 140 miles inland.

Well no offense - but there were no hurricane force winds 140 miles inland. That shopping mall must have had termite problems.
6 posted on 08/27/2011 4:44:38 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

It probably doesn’t take hurricane-force size wind to knock down a mall. And given that Irene is 500 miles wide, I imagine it could do some damage to structures 140 miles inland.


7 posted on 08/27/2011 4:49:39 PM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: equaviator
They should take this opportunity to clean up the subways and tunnels. Last time I was there I thought they were using the subway system as a landfill. Nasty!
8 posted on 08/27/2011 4:51:23 PM PDT by animal172 (Expect 25%. Get 5%. I took a 20% cut.)
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To: library user
It probably doesn’t take hurricane-force size wind to knock down a mall. And given that Irene is 500 miles wide, I imagine it could do some damage to structures 140 miles inland.

Well I'm not saying the mall didn't come down - it could have been a spin-off tornado.

But if a tropical storm strength wind knocks down a Mall - that seems like a problem with the strength of the Mall.
9 posted on 08/27/2011 4:54:24 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: equaviator
Get ready for the MSM to start calling this Obama’s Katrina that went “right”.

I've been in bigger thunderstorms than this little pea shooter.

My car literally got flattened by hail.

10 posted on 08/27/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: DJlaysitup

NOW>.now at last we have reason for another Stimulus Porkus. FEMA will be there with trucks, and personnel to save all of these people from themselves.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: library user

There is not a single mall in North Carolin that has collapsed or even been damaged. Ft. Bragg and Seymour Johnson AFB are the two military bases inland and this is not a big event away from the Outer Banks. Just some rain and wind for most of Eastern North Carolina.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 5:06:32 PM PDT by Pamlico (Oppose 0bama at every opportunity)
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To: DJlaysitup
That shopping mall must have had termite problems.

Don't discount the NYC bedbug problems.

13 posted on 08/27/2011 5:07:11 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Pamlico

It was roof damage at the Goldsboro Mall.

Shoddy construction.


14 posted on 08/27/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And ‘dangerous!’ The Weather Channel has said so 54,983 times today so it must be true!


15 posted on 08/27/2011 5:09:32 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: equaviator

Never let a crisis go to waste.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 5:12:30 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: equaviator

But...But where will the homeless beg for money?? Obama stimulus to the rescue!! How many Billions will it be this time to spread the wealth??


17 posted on 08/27/2011 5:13:20 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: DJlaysitup

This might be a case of poor rooftop drainage. If the roof is your typical flat mall type and the drains get backed up or start collecting water for whatever reason, then the weight of the water could easily bring it down.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 5:14:42 PM PDT by kaboom
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To: equaviator

What are the respective states’s air national guard bases willing to reveal?


19 posted on 08/27/2011 5:18:37 PM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: library user
Was at church earlier and a friend there (who’s stepson is in the military and situated 140 miles inland in North Carolina) said an entire shopping mall complex collapsed inward on itself earlier.

Likely a FLASH MOB EVENT gone awry.

20 posted on 08/27/2011 5:23:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: tobyhill

Yep, I can hardly wait to hear the praise for 0bama. (sarcasm)

I bet there will be contrasts with Katrina, and the MSM will say that 0bama’s firm leadership and cooperation with state governors and local officials got us through this hurricane. I think the stories are being written right now. No matter how bad things will get, the stories will praise 0bama and hint that things would have been much worse without his leadership at this critical time.

Heck he may even get praise for cutting his vacation short to get to his command post.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 5:24:41 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: equaviator
Considering the size of the hurricane and the water it could drop over the East Coast, I think shutting down the Subways is a preventative measure, and a good one.

Bad weather, no matter where, or what type, is nothing to just ignore.

If it weren't for the need of the media and the WH to hype every incident that they think could benefit them personally, it would be easier to get some straight info as to what is happening across the East Coast.

As it is, we are limited to the only decent source. Free Republic.

22 posted on 08/27/2011 5:28:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: equaviator

CORRECTION: Instead of ‘source’, I should have used the words ‘clearing-house’.


23 posted on 08/27/2011 5:29:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: equaviator

The democratic machine is well oiled and evil/ the trains are down so the looter population can’t get to the loot.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 5:30:51 PM PDT by stonehouse01
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To: equaviator
New York Subways are shut down.

What are people doing for food? Is McDonald's still open?

25 posted on 08/27/2011 5:37:14 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: library user
That was Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro which is some 70-75 miles inland from Newport, NC. And it wasn't the entire mall just a portion.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 5:38:21 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: equaviator

Anybody else get the imnpression that this will turn into a plain old heavy rainstorm?


27 posted on 08/27/2011 6:01:24 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: DJlaysitup

One of the things hurricanes spawn is tornado’s...and it can be lots of them..


28 posted on 08/27/2011 6:02:48 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Doe Eyes
" . . . rubb'bbber biscuit, . . . . you go hungry!"

Blues Brothers

29 posted on 08/27/2011 6:03:44 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: equaviator

30 posted on 08/27/2011 6:07:30 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Pepper spray smells like oranges!)
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To: equaviator

Doesn’t shutting down the subways leave people no option but to stand upstairs IN the storm hoping for a bus to come along?


31 posted on 08/27/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: mkleesma

Yes. I did since day 1

The problem for the media is that everybody has access to the same weather data. If you ignore the media and look at the data yourself youd know lickedy split that this will be no more than heavy rain and a stiff breeze for the northeast.

Ps check the stats on roof collapses in new england from last winter
Hundreds upon hundreds due to the heavy snowfall. Not a peep from bloomberg or obama or twc


32 posted on 08/27/2011 6:12:04 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: library user

From what I can find, part of the roof of the Goldsboro Mall caved in, not the entire mall. Water pools in depressions on those ubiquitous mall flat roof designs. One little opening in the roof turns into an indoor rain event.


33 posted on 08/27/2011 6:26:33 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: deport

Thanks for the additional details and picture. Appreciate it.


34 posted on 08/27/2011 6:27:54 PM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: equaviator

Tornados and earthquakes and hurricanes, oh my!


35 posted on 08/27/2011 6:31:51 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: de.rm

rubb’bbber biscuit

Originally performed by “The Chips”.


36 posted on 08/27/2011 6:32:57 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mkleesma
Anybody else get the imnpression that this will turn into a plain old heavy rainstorm?

Except for the the Outter Banks of NC and maybe Cape May NJ, I'm thinking hurricane force winds won't happen.

37 posted on 08/27/2011 6:45:28 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: animal172

maybe they can take a census of all the people who actually live in the subway and tunnel complex.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 6:49:43 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: FreeReign
Agree. It looks like it's weakening and circulation less defined off MD coast right now.

Figure alot of rain and wind in NYC - Maybe gusts of 70 MPH.

Hurricane disaster ? Doubtful.

Fairly strong tropical storm or nasty Nor'easter probably.

39 posted on 08/27/2011 6:57:23 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: library user

WOW!


40 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: library user

I’m sure this storm is generating a lot of tornadoes.


41 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mkleesma

Tell that to us here in eastern NC whose homes are underwater and don’t live on the Outer Banks and are in places that don’t typically flood. We have steady to heavy rain for 32 hours straight and still a few more hours to go. 6 hours ago we had 17 inches of rain... I guess that’s a plain old heavy rain event in your book. Along with the thousands of huge trees, hardwoods as well as pines that have come down.


42 posted on 08/27/2011 7:00:28 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: holyscroller

No NYC busses either. Labor issue, I’m told. Drivers won’t work if the trains don’t run.


43 posted on 08/27/2011 7:08:27 PM PDT by Tenega
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To: library user

Ok, I see you and me were had. Any destruction is bad but good to see it was merely one portion of the mall.


44 posted on 08/27/2011 7:09:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: equaviator
Let's all play the game and then be in line for more Obama stash money.

Heh. In Oklahoma we call 80 mph winds a thunderstorm. My pity level for the east coasters is negative 5. Send some rain this way.....sissies.

45 posted on 08/27/2011 7:19:52 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: myrabach

TS Allison visited Houston in 2001, left and then returned. Caught under a high pressure system she dumped 40 inches of rain on the city. The 610 loop around the city acted as a giant bowl. When the water finally drained on the interstate, they found 18 wheelers two deep that had been totally buried under water. Called the 100 year flood. Didn’t think it would ever quit raining. Some memories just never go away.


46 posted on 08/27/2011 7:23:21 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Caught under a high pressure system she dumped 40 inches of rain on the city. The 610 loop around the city acted as a giant bowl. When the water finally drained on the interstate, they found 18 wheelers two deep that had been totally buried under water. Called the 100 year flood. Didn’t think it would ever quit raining. Some memories just never go away.

Sure could use some of that water now....talk about "feast or famine."

47 posted on 08/27/2011 7:26:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bravo whiskey
maybe they can take a census of all the people who actually live in the subway and tunnel complex.

Can rats swim?

48 posted on 08/27/2011 7:28:35 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: dfwgator

Sure could use some of that water now...”

You betcha. It did rain for about 20 minutes near our home earlier this week though. Heard a lawn and garden guy last weekend say that because of the kind of soil we have, it would take two to three years of normal rainfall for complete restoration.


49 posted on 08/27/2011 7:36:50 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

I had moved from Houston by 2001, but I was there for TS Allison in 1989 (30” rain, flooded the TX Medical Center, metro buses under water, etc.). I know what you mean about indelible memories!


50 posted on 08/27/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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