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  • Curfew Enacted For East Haven

    10/29/2012 3:48:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | October 29,2012 | NBCConnecticut
    The Cosey Beach area of East Haven was one of the worst hit areas of the state during Tropical Storm Irene and city officials issued mandatory evacuations for residents within the two blocks of the shore as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
  • Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy (Gallup Suspends Daily Polling)

    10/29/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/29/2012 | Staff
    This is a statement from Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport regarding Gallup polling and Gallup Daily tracking during Hurricane Sandy: Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Look for future updates here.
  • Google Develops Excellent Interactive Map, News Resource, Details, for Hurricane Sandy

    10/29/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    The Next Web ^ | October 29, 2012 | Staff
    Full Title:Google’s Crisis Response Team Develops Map to Help People Prepare for Hurricane Sandy (Interactive) A storm is approaching one of the highly populated parts of the United States. And it’s not an ordinary storm. It’s a hurricane that has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” because of its mix of winter and tropical cyclone weather. To help the population prepare for it, Google’s Crisis Response Team just developed a map around Hurricane Sandy to let you know where the storm is and provide you with updated emergency information. Having claimed the lives of at least 41 people in the Carribean, Huricane Sandy...
  • Hurricane Sandy Live Thread II

    10/29/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 863 replies
    NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/29/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various
    Late season Hurricane Sandy approaching the Eastern U.S. coast. Sea Surface TempsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesLocal Radar & Weather: Wunderground Severe Wx Northeast Philadelphia/New Jersey Current WxDelaware: Dover Air Force Base Current WxNew York: Long Island Current Wx Buoy Data: Current Observations Mt. Holly NJ NWS Briefing Package for Hurricane Sandy (pdf file) Hurricane Sandy Live Thread I
  • Maine Sandy Thread ...

    10/29/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 24 replies
    Sandy Maine | Oct 29, 2012 | Sandy
    Well, here I am in northern Casco Maine with my yard abutting a very protected cove. That means I can observe surges without the visual noise of surf. Twice in 10 years my yard has filled with the ocean when it ran through the drainage pipe under the road designed to drain water from the land into the ocean - PVC (12'' diameter). Odd - no significant weather yet, and an hour ago, the ocean began flooding the yard then retreating 10 minutes later (storm surges are generally a mile or more in length - shallow 'waves' that make it...
  • ALWAYS ON DUTY - hurricane, or not!! (vanity)

    Rain or shine, storm or fair weather, the proud soldiers of the "Old Guard" are always on duty standing their post.
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/29/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-29-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy Abby RogersOctober 29, 2012 It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in...
  • Hurricane Sandy barrels toward East Coast, expected to bring 'life-threatening' storm surge

    10/29/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT · by metmom · 64 replies ^ | October 29, 2012 | Fox News
    The East Coast is bracing Monday for the impact of a powerful Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward the mid-Atlantic with 95 mph winds and a storm surge that forecasters called "life-threatening." Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast early Monday, its front edge sending tide-enhanced surges over boardwalks from Delaware to New Jersey a full 12 hours before the eye of the enormous, 900-mile wide storm was to make landfall. Some 60 million people live in the path of the mega-storm and many likely face power outages in the coming hours and days. The National Guard was...
  • Hurricane Sandy blows U.S. election off course

    10/28/2012 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Sandy blew the U.S. presidential race off course on Sunday even before it came ashore, forcing Republican Mitt Romney to shift his campaign inland and fueling fears that the massive storm bearing down on the East Coast could disrupt an election that is already under way. As he juggled his governing duties with his re-election effort, President Barack Obama said the heavily populated East Coast could face power failures and other disruptions for several days. "Don't anticipate that just because the immediate storm has passed that we're not going to have some potential problems in a lot...
  • WHOA: The Weather Channel Meteorologist Just Completely Freaked Out About Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 208 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2012 | Henry Blodget
    Hurricane Sandy From Space NASA Just in case you thought the Hurricane hype couldn't get any louder, check out this dispatch from Weather Channel meterologist Stu Ostro: - History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States. - REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), TROPICAL STORM, POST-TROPICAL, EXTRATROPICAL, WHATEVER -- OR WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL...
  • Hurricane Sandy: advice from a hurricane person

    10/28/2012 4:27:40 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 67 replies
    I hope none of you folks are in the path of Sandy. But, if you are, there are some things you need to consider. It's only a cat 1 storm. There will be some high wind. But, nothing you can't ride out in a STURDY building. But, you WILL lose power. Perhaps for days. If you live on the coast, all bets are off. Get out now. What you will see out of this storm is torrential rains and flooding. Prepare for it. Even if it means evacuating. If you decide to stay, make sure you and your car are...
  • Obama Campaign Fears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    A top aide to Barack Obama voiced fears Sunday that Hurricane Sandy could hurt the president's re-election chances by reducing turnout, as the impending storm forced both candidates to cancel campaign stops. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received good news in two key swing states, winning the endorsement in Iowa of the main newspaper, the Des Moines Register, and tying Obama in a newly-released poll in all-important Ohio. But nine days out from the nailbiter November 6 election, all eyes were on Hurricane Sandy and how the potentially catastrophic storm might play out on the neck-and-neck race for the White House....
  • Obama: Sandy a 'serious and big storm'

    10/28/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 80 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/28/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama is warning Americans living in the path of Hurricane Sandy not to take the storm threat lightly. "So my main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously," Obama said Sunday during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters, calling the hurricane a "serious and big storm." Obama joined FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, to review emergency plans for the storm which is poised to impact the entire northeastern United States. Estimates are that 60 million Americans live in the path of the storm — which is expected to cause power outages and snarl...
  • Sandy Contributes to Long Lines for Early Voting

    10/28/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    Voters looking to cast their ballots early found long lines Saturday across Maryland, as the opening of the presidential election met with the urgent preparation for the incoming Hurricane Sandy. Many complained on social media that they waited more than an hour and a half on the first day of early voting, as officials said initial turnout appeared to be far higher than in the last statewide election. Some residents said they wanted to vote as soon as possible so they wouldn't have to worry about it during the storm, expected to start hitting Maryland late Sunday. Baltimore resident Gene...
  • Vanity Is the storm hyped up? This is from what i think is a bouy close to the center of the storm. Wind speed 39G48 not bad although 26 ft waves for 13 seconds is batten down the hatches stuff. So if it heads W with these numbers what will winds be be at land fall? Is the storm hyped up?
  • Our tough Commander-in-Chief, breaking into TV shows over Hurricane Sanday

    10/28/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT · by RushIsTheMan · 11 replies
    10/28/2012 | Me
    He's trying to come off as so in charge. The fool can't find his way to a microphone to explain why four Americans died under his watch, yet for Sandy, he's saying, "No red tape. Whatever the states need, just let us know, blah, blah, blah..." Too bad he didn't show this kind of leadership back on 9/11. He cut into Chris Wallace's show too, jerk.
  • NY: Hurricane Sandy forces mass transit closure, evacuations (Zone A evacuation ordered)

    10/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies ^ | 10/28/12 | FOX 5
    MYFOXNY.COM/AP -Transit officials in New York are preparing for a total shutdown of subway, bus and train service as Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the metropolitan region. All service will be suspended at 7 p.m. on Sunday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to start planning for an orderly suspension of service. New York City subways and buses will start phasing out service at 7 p.m. Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road will suspend service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The city's mass transit system is the nation's largest. The subway alone has...
  • Prayer Thread: Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT · by aposiopetic · 8 replies
    ducttape45 wrote: Maybe someone should start a prayer chain on FR, petitioning God Almighty to hear our prayers and keep it out to sea. MissMagnolia replied: Your post brought to mind these words from “God Bless Our Native Land”: God bless our native land— Firm may she ever stand Through storm and night; When the wild tempest rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do Thou our country save By Thy great might. ..... So, here goes: Many of us are praying for the upcoming election. Let us also take time to pray for those who may be endangered by Hurricane...
  • Hurricane Sandy Is Being Compared To The Worst Hurricane Ever To Hit New England

    10/28/2012 6:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2012 | Henry Blodget
    In an effort to get residents to wake up and pay attention to Hurricane Sandy, the governor of Connecticut just said that Sandy might be as bad was the worst hurricane ever to hit New England--the hurricane of 1938.The 1938 hurricane hit Long Island and then moved on to Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, killing 600-800 people along the way.The hurricane was so devastating that several shore communities simply disappeared, along with the people who lived in them. Providence, Newport, Hartford, and other cities were hit with severe flooding (see below). And the death toll was made...
  • Hurricane SANDY Forecast Discussion

    10/28/2012 4:52:17 AM PDT · by lightman · 75 replies
    National Hurrican Center ^ | October 28, AD 2012 | Staff