NYC Hurricane Sandy Crew

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  1. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    In homage of the NJ crew, I thought I'd start this one for us New York City folk.

    It's a good thing the Yemeni-run bodega across the street is open today in case I need to pick something up (like pasta or something). I've got some food and supplies and tons of candles and flashlights.

    The gusts are pretty bad outside but they're nothing compared with what we're supposed to get. It's Monday 9:12AM as I write this.

    I live in the Lower East Side.

    How are the rest of my neighbors doing?



    Here's the prediction for NY:

    "The most dangerous conditions were forecast to occur between Monday and Tuesday. Sustained winds could reach 60 mph at the coast and 45 mph in the northern and western suburbs, especially Monday night. Gusts will likely exceed 75 mph, especially in coastal areas and at the upper floors of the city's skyscrapers."
     
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    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully the rain and winds will get rid of some of that smell.
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    New York

    • Storm tide and surge:
    Long Island Sound -- 6-7 feet on top of tide with a 50% chance of exceeding 7 feet. Storm tide forecast for Port Jefferson is 13-14 feet.
    Manhattan -- 4-5 feet on top of tide with a 40% chance of exceeding 7 feet.
    Staten Island -- 4-5 feet on top of tide with a 60% chance of exceeding 7 feet.

    Storm tide forecast for Montauk, NY is 7-8 feet.
    Storm tide forecast for Port Jefferson, NY is 13-14 feet.
    Storm tide forecast for Kings Point, NY is 12-13 feet.
    Storm tide forecast for The Battery, NY is 9-10 feet.
    Storm tide forecast for Bergen Pt, NY is 10-11 feet.

    • Wind: Long duration, damaging winds expected. 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 80 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and night.
    • Rain: Widespread totals from 2 to 4 inches, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches, especially in the higher elevations. 1 to 2 inches PER HOUR are expected where the heaviest rain bands set up.
    Inland Flooding: Widespread urban flooding is expected Monday and into Tuesday. Fast-responding streams are expected to flood, as well. The flooding will be exacerbated by blockages in storm drains as well as rising storm tide.
    • Power outages: Power outages are possible, even likely, as wind takes down branches and trees.


    Urban flooding! :yay:
     
  5. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    Eh, the flood water won't reach where I am.
     
  6. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict VIP

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    Checking in from Howard Beach. Just went for a run. Winds aren't really bad yet, but they say it should pick up tonight.

    There was some flooding already about 3 blocks away from my house by the basin, but high tide passed about a half hour ago, so it shouldn't get any worse for now.

    I'm at the top of a hill, so the surge would have to be ridiculous for me to have to worry about flooding. :pray:

    I was going to check up on my aunt and uncle in Broad Channel, but I heard the NYPD shut down the bridge because it is one of the mandatory evacuation areas.

    Gonna drive down there in a bit and give it a shot anyway.
     
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    face palm Well-Known Member

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    dainty people don't eat pasta :pig:
     
  8. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    OMG, I know, I'm doing my best not to commit carbocide but in stormy weather like this, a hot plate of spaghetti would be such great comfort food.
     
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    face palm Well-Known Member

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    jumping jacks or crunches would be better
     
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    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    It'll wash off the urine smell above ground but in the subways? Not a chance. :(

    Good luck, PMF! I hope they're doing ok.
     
  11. RobsDad

    RobsDad Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'm watching CNN at work.

    Looks like Tollboth Mike's beloved Ocean City Maryland is being swallowed up by the sea.

    God I hope he's there, and he took the fake wife and kid with him.
     
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    yup, that shithole is about to get an overdue scrubbin
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    cant wait for the games from the insurance companies, thats not wind damage, thats flood damage...good luck dealing with those frustrating adjuster cunts that talk in circles, they already have their marching orders i'm sure...
     
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    Just checking in. Got myself a bagel from the Chinese run bagel store. You can always count on them.
     
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    if it reduces the Eau de Secaucus the city will be 1000% better.
     
  16. eliasbboy

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    When I was driving home from dinner last night there were convoys of utility trucks 30-40 vehicles long heading east. Good luck to all.:hat:
     
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    Gas Face Well-Known Member

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    I'm not hoping for devastation, but I am hoping for the subway systems to be flooded tomorrow and Bloomberg shuts down the schools again.
    :pray:
     
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    Gas Face Well-Known Member

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    :hat:
     
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    I wonder how many syringes and dead bodies will wash up on land. :bigthink:
     
  20. Gas Face

    Gas Face Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Jennifer Holloway will appear?