Skip to comments.New York Subways Are Shut Down as Hurricane Irene Nears
Posted on 08/27/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT by equaviator
New York became a city without one of its trademarks the nations 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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It’s “historic!” donja know.
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.
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.)
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.
I've been in bigger thunderstorms than this little pea shooter.
My car literally got flattened by hail.
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.
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.
Don't discount the NYC bedbug problems.
It was roof damage at the Goldsboro Mall.
And ‘dangerous!’ The Weather Channel has said so 54,983 times today so it must be true!
Never let a crisis go to waste.
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??
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.
What are the respective states’s air national guard bases willing to reveal?
Likely a FLASH MOB EVENT gone awry.
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.
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.
CORRECTION: Instead of ‘source’, I should have used the words ‘clearing-house’.
The democratic machine is well oiled and evil/ the trains are down so the looter population can’t get to the loot.
What are people doing for food? Is McDonald's still open?
Anybody else get the imnpression that this will turn into a plain old heavy rainstorm?
One of the things hurricanes spawn is tornado’s...and it can be lots of them..
Doesn’t shutting down the subways leave people no option but to stand upstairs IN the storm hoping for a bus to come along?
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
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.
Thanks for the additional details and picture. Appreciate it.
Tornados and earthquakes and hurricanes, oh my!
Originally performed by “The Chips”.
Except for the the Outter Banks of NC and maybe Cape May NJ, I'm thinking hurricane force winds won't happen.
maybe they can take a census of all the people who actually live in the subway and tunnel complex.
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.
I’m sure this storm is generating a lot of tornadoes.
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.
No NYC busses either. Labor issue, I’m told. Drivers won’t work if the trains don’t run.
Ok, I see you and me were had. Any destruction is bad but good to see it was merely one portion of the mall.
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.
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.
Sure could use some of that water now....talk about "feast or famine."
Can rats swim?
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.
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!