Great news: Chris Christie ready to reschedule Halloween or something; Update: Some hospitals in trouble; Video: Building’s facade blows away

posted at 9:29 pm on October 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

If Chris Christie tells you you’re trick-and-treating in mid-November, then you’re trick-or-treating in mid-November, punk.

Via JWF, watch below as he makes sure that Atlantic City’s answer to Ray Nagin won’t drag down Christie’s administration with him.

You’re welcome to use this as your open thread for Sandy. As I write this, the storm surge is overrunning lower Manhattan and looks to be just as bad as predicted. These three tweets followed in succession in my timeline some 20 minutes ago:

This amateur video makes Avenue C look like a river, and we’re really only in the first hours of this. The storm made landfall around an hour ago so the surge should continue into the night. The MTA tweeted that it hasn’t made any decisions about closing the subway system and that they won’t be able to assess the damage until tomorrow, but, er, they’re also tweeting that up to four feet of seawater is entering the tunnels on the east side. LaGuardia’s runways could be next, and no one knows how long the blackouts in lower Manhattan — and maybe beyond — will last. I can’t begin to imagine how much total economic damage there’ll be. But hey: Christmas for Keynesians, no?

Update: Rumors flying now on Twitter that the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is under three feet of water. I’m assuming that’s a lie and you should too, but the way things are going, it’s not a completely outlandish one. This, however, appears to be for real.

Update: If you’ve never seen what it looks like when a giant transformer blows, here you go.

Update: The reports about the Stock Exchange do in fact appear to be false. Even so, in the 30 years that I’ve lived here, this looks like it’ll be the single worst day for the city apart from 9/11.

Update: We have a hospital on fire in Coney Island, and the local FDNY can’t reach it because … it’s surrounded by water.

Meanwhile, in Manhattan, the lights went out at NYU’s Tisch hospital — and then the back-up generators went out too:

Update: Here’s something you don’t see every day:

Update: A strange coincidence: I live in a different borough from Karol and Bethany, but my lights flickered too — for the first time all day — just before they posted this:

Could be a pure coincidence but it makes me wonder if maybe we’re headed for a citywide power outage a la 2003, not just the lower half of Manhattan.

Update: 911 in New York City is now getting 10 times as many calls in one half hour as it typically gets in an entire day.


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Okay.. It might just be me but I’m not getting the horror now. The bozo reporters were walking along battery park.

Illinidiva on October 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Yep, I think there was more rain and wind here last Tuesday…

Not saying there will not be some damage and God bless anyone who got hurt in the storm, but they sure do hype these things up…

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM

189,415 without power in Washington, DC, region as of 10:10 p.m. – @washingtonpost

7 mins ago from http://www.washingtonpost.com by editor

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/local/power-outage-status/2012/oct-28.html?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost
==========================================================

@NYGovCuomo tweeted:
NYGovCuomo
NYS POWER #OUTAGE update 10PM: 1,374,312 NYers without power #Sandy

15 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/263101166815178753
=========================================================

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM

OT, but this should provide some good cheer:

**GALLUP SHOCK** Romney Up 52-45% Among Early Voters

rcpjr on October 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Looks like QOTD will be cancelled due to the storm.

AP will sign an executive order postponing it until further notice.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Great news: Chris Christie ready to reschedule Halloween or something

…the Big JACK O’LANTERN speaks!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Allah, before your time, Donna.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM

thuja on October 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Come on, that lighthouse started out as a good idea, the area isn’t called the grave yard of the Atlantic for nothing and they lost a tall ship out there yesterday. The attempt to save the lighthouse now is strictly preservation of hisory.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Crispy Cream is an idiot. I can’t believe so many thing so well of him.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

history.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

thing=think, Freudian slip? Lol!

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Mitsouko on October 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Any comment on whether that’s some sort of backup power from the city, or the hospital’s own backup generators?

malclave on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Dropped you a note.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

7 fake Sandy pics

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

I really like light houses. Some are beautiful from a distance and some a beautiful close up.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

So do I, and an excellent observation, Spark. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Update: If you’ve never seen what it looks like when a giant transformer blows, here you go.

Holy Cow!!!

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I’m going to look now.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Any comment on whether that’s some sort of backup power from the city, or the hospital’s own backup generators?

malclave on October 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Don’t know but it appears they are evacuating the hospital right now.

Mitsouko on October 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Yep, I think there was more rain and wind here last Tuesday…

Not saying there will not be some damage and God bless anyone who got hurt in the storm, but they sure do hype these things up…

MGardner on October 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Of course, I feel bad about the damage, but I don’t feel like this is Katrina at all. Seriously, it seems like because this is the Eastern seaboard it gets more hyped than it should. Just like every time New York gets hit with a blizzard, this is all that gets talked about.

Illinidiva on October 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I ain’t that dumb.

But I did drive a box van through a tropical storm once to get to a military symposium in Fort Walton Beach.

Got a picture of me standing in the storm surge.

I was younger, and dumber then.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 10:28 P

Heh, a young Geraldo :) minus the moustache, I’d guess :)…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

After a two-month repair,GOES-EAST 13 Sat.,is back online!

Pictures NOAA GOES-13 satellite image showing Hurricane Sandy as it is centered off of Maryland and Virginia

This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy as it is centered off of Maryland and Virginia taken at 1540 GMT October 29, 2012. The storm is heading in a northwestern direction towards the Delaware and southern New Jersey coast. An estimated 60 million Americans were expected to be affected by rain, wind, snow, or ocean storm surges from the storm. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Credit: REUTERS

Published date: 10/29/2012
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http://www.trust.org/alertnet/multimedia/pictures/detail.dot?mediaInode=31f795d9-7abd-478c-83f1-86548191bb39

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I really like light houses. Some are beautiful from a distance and some a beautiful close up.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM

And, some of like puppies and the smell of their breath. And pina coladas, and walks the rain. WTF?

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

SparkNotes: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Heh, a young Geraldo :) minus the moustache, I’d guess :)…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM

You sure know how to spoil a good mood.

I’ll never be able to look at that picture the same way again.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM

At least 10 US deaths related to Sandy – @AP

8 mins ago from hosted.ap.org by editor

Oct 29-10:04PM

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPERSTORM_SANDY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-29-22-04-45

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKbPUzhWeeI

bottoms up!

renalin on October 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

SparkNotes: LOL.

SparkPlug on October 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM

MSNBC still humping the Romney is a liar/racist/devil chicken.

Superstorm Mitt!!!

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Always enjoyed the xenon hue of burning ozone. Unfortunate way to see it.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM

That update about the hospitals is awful.

INC on October 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM

If only those New Yorkers had something larger than 16oz cups to bail with (not to mention plastic bags to keep things dry).

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

That was a very difficult video to watch. Feels like a stab wound to the ankle. For all of my countrymen on the East Coast and in the path of this storm, you have a friend in me and my family. We will send what we can for succor. Ask what you need in the pages of this blog. I have no doubt that everyone who is able will do what they can. This is going to be a multi-billion damage storm. Gonna take more than Texas rescuing the victims of Katrina. This is going to take a countrywide effort. Count us in, in Texas.

RushBaby on October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

The Bounty was not a quicker picker-upper

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Stay safe, AP. Who would we have to pick on if you weren’t around?

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

There were people on that sidewalk, is everyone okay? Did they think something was going to happen since there was emergency vehicles already there.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Earthquake in Western Canada. #God? or #GlobalWarming?

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

And pina coladas, and walks the rain. WTF?

TXUS on October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Thank you, Rupert Holmes.

malclave on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Mostly still calm here in Syracuse. Lights have flickered slightly twice. Hoping it weakens considerably before it comes to hit us directly.

Gingotts on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Alert issued for Oyster Bay Nuclear Power Plant due to rising water.

Hope it doesn’t get any higher than an alert.

Mitsouko on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM

That update about the hospitals is awful.

INC on October 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Yes that it, I’m assuming that they have a back-up plan for when these things happen however.

Illinidiva on October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Rescuing people from rooftops in Sareville? NJ because of water surge

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Fox is reporting that there are workers trapped in that transformer explosion.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

How could that wall just disappear like that? What the heck happened?

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

D*mmitt,…..MOTHER GIA is Opening a Second Front,Launching another Murderous Rampage again,from Canaidian Soil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earthquake: M 6.2, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region

5 mins ago from earthquake.usgs.gov by editor

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Uhoh, now have to eat all those canned peas.

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

So now Bloomberg has a salt-encrusted city #KARMA

disa on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

As an RN knowing what it is going to take to hand bag pts who must have the vent to breathe, while also dealing with IV drips etc… and doing it in the dark, well it actually brought tears to my eyes. Not because of the difficulty but because these are the people who are doing this under very difficult circumstances for people that are strangers, and they will do it to the very best of their ability because that is just what health care folks do. Good days and bad. Bless them all but even more so those who are carrying out 2 lb. Babies sheltering them with their own bodies.

mere citizen on October 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Earthquake in Western Canada. #God? or #GlobalWarming?

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM

faraway:Yup,

5.0 aftershocky,

and

2.8 at Hawiia,..Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..:)

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM

So now Bloomberg has a salt-encrusted city #KARMA

disa on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

When 32 oz drinks attack

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

How could that wall just disappear like that? What the heck happened?

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Wind, and that building is probably going on 100 years old.

Update from Spanish Harlem: 1st ave is completely flooded. High wind and no rain, but I can smell salt water when I open the front door of the building. NYU Medical Center is being evacuated, as it is on 1st ave but down on 29th st. Coney Island Hospital is on fire and the FDNY can’t get there because there are no boats left. All of our tunnel river crossings are inundated with water, and Manhattan south of 39th street is without power. Can’t say I expected it to get this bad.

ernesto on October 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Even Ashland, KY-Huntington, WV are being affected by this storm. Except we are getting SNOW… And because our trees still have leaves, they think the wet snow will collapse them on power lines, etc.

I’ll probably have a mess to deal with at work tomorrow, we have 5 divisions in West Virginia, and Charleston, Parkersburg and Morgantown look to be getting it worse than Huntington(Wv)-Ashland(Ky)-Ironton(Oh) is.

wildcat72 on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Sandy update: Post-tropical storm is now 10 miles SW of Philadelphia, PA – @NHC_Atlantic

6 mins ago from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov by editor

City officials confirm that an evacuation is underway at New York University Langone Medical Center – @eyewitnessnyc

4 mins ago by editor

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Rescuing people from rooftops in Sareville? NJ because of water surge

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Yep. It’s like Florida or Louisiana…but in f*cking New Jersey. I can’t believe it. I just walked down my street to find cars up to the windows…in Manhattan. Upper Manhattan.

ernesto on October 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Wind, and that building is probably going on 100 years old.

Update from Spanish Harlem: 1st ave is completely flooded. High wind and no rain, but I can smell salt water when I open the front door of the building. NYU Medical Center is being evacuated, as it is on 1st ave but down on 29th st. Coney Island Hospital is on fire and the FDNY can’t get there because there are no boats left. All of our tunnel river crossings are inundated with water, and Manhattan south of 39th street is without power. Can’t say I expected it to get this bad.

ernesto on October 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Probably unreinforced masonry facade. That kind of construction falls apart in moderate earthquakes too.

wildcat72 on October 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

How could that wall just disappear like that? What the heck happened?

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Structural failure, overpressure come to mind first.

Stuff happens. Stuff happens more often when things are hectic.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Probably unreinforced masonry facade. That kind of construction falls apart in moderate earthquakes too.

wildcat72 on October 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM

That makes sense, given the way it looks as if the whole facade just evaporates. None of it really hits the ground, the wind takes the dust and sends it to the corner.

ernesto on October 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Midtown Manhattan above 39th spared

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Dude. Allah be careful

that building!!!! holy smokes!!! it just fell apart!!!

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Fox reports 5 people dead in New York. c.f. 69 killed in Caribbean.

Just heard a reporter mention seeing a guy out walking his dog in this.
Don’t be stupid! If you’re dry and warm, stay indoors! Stay safe everybody!

flataffect on October 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

my sister lives in Jersey city and her apartment has a helluva great view of lower manhattan. Mom says she’s freakin’ out tonight. She has huge windows/glass doors facing east. she’s probably hiding under her bed.

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Battery Tunnel:

http://i.imgur.com/YoqF5.jpg

mythicknight on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

wow!!

it’s amazing how an entire hurricane formed and appeared over one city.

…that’s the impression i get from everyone on the internet talking about sandy. everyone only talks about nyc!!

Sachiko on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

ernesto on October 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Take care of yourself. It sounds like it may be surprising a lot of people.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Lord help those ambulance crews, doctors/nurses, and hospital staff trying to evac those patients.

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM

will emergency crews be limited to 20oz sodas tomorrow if they’re thirsty?
/stuff peeps wanna know.

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM

As of 11pm, 1,591,335 in New York State are without power, reports Gov. Andrew Cuomo – @NYGovCuomo

4 mins ago by editor

US stock exchange testing a backup plan Tuesday to get US stock trading restarted this week – @WSJbreakingnews

12 mins ago from online.wsj.com by editor

Oct 29 -11:09PM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203335504578087651091664508.html

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Joe Bastardi of Weatherbell is furious that this is not being called a Hurricane as there is no such thing as a tropical storm this far north…he predicted NJ and NY would be hit hard.

My house in Toronto is ever so slightly moving…three stories and lots of windows with gusts up to 100km tonight. I’m not sleeping, for sure.

Mitsouko on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

wow!!

it’s amazing how an entire hurricane formed and appeared over one city.

…that’s the impression i get from everyone on the internet talking about sandy. everyone only talks about nyc!!

Sachiko on October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Well, now you know how people in Mississippi and Alabama feel about Katrina. The storm wreaked havoc throughout the Gulf Coast but there was Shep Smith whining about the plight of stupid people in New Orleans.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Update: If you’ve never seen what it looks like when a giant transformer blows, here you go.

Looks like some of my family members will be getting a pocketful of OT from Con Ed this month…and next.

That transformer farm that went Kaboom! looks like the one off the FDR drive going past 23rd street.

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

@NYScanner: Manhattan: According to FDNY Bellevue Hospital lost power and has one hour of generator power left, Evacuation in progress.

mythicknight on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Well, now you know how people in Mississippi and Alabama feel about Katrina. The storm wreaked havoc throughout the Gulf Coast but there was Shep Smith whining about the plight of stupid people in New Orleans.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

yeah that’s a good point too.

Sachiko on October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Well, at least many of the big rats will be drowned?

SouthernGent on October 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

But not the giant albino alligators. They will be rampaging and feasting on happless stockbrokers

katy the mean old lady on October 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

@BBCBreaking tweeted:

BBCBreaking

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast, put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm #Sandy http://t.co/bkYACxnu

23 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

LIVE Storm Sandy updates
*************************

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121635#TWEET317662

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Update: Evacuation of 215 patients from NYU Langone Medical Center currently underway – @CNBC

1 min ago by editor

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Well, at least many of the big rats will be drowned?

SouthernGent on October 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM

SouthernGent:Thats thinking on the bright-side,er,positive-side:)

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Could be a pure coincidence but it makes me wonder if maybe we’re headed for a citywide power outage a la 2003, not just the lower half of Manhattan.

Baby-making conditions.

Not making light of the situation but it seems that once again the city that should be most prepared is nowhere close to being so. But not one of those out there repairing and rescuing got too much soda, too much salt, second hand smoke or a plastic bag. Priorities! Screw the infrastructure -go after Big Gulps. Nice job Bloomberg.

Slightly OT but FNC interviewed a guy riding out the storm in NJ mentioned that he was fine because he had food, water, and the Second Amendment.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

********ALERT **************

Sandy

Photo: HMS Bounty replica submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during US Coast Guard rescue – via @USCG

3 mins ago from twitpic.com by editor
=========================================

USCG (Official)
@USCG

Official USCG Twitter account. This is NOT an emergency communication channel. If you are in dist
ress, use VHF Ch. 16 or dial 911.

http://twitpic.com/b8nd39

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Lol….this is just pathetic.

This is a category ONE storm…..and we knew about it a WEEK ahead 9f time….this is just pathetic.

KMC1 on October 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Well, now you know how people in Mississippi and Alabama and Louisiana feel about Katrina. The storm wreaked havoc throughout the Gulf Coast but there was Shep Smith whining about the plight of stupid people in New Orleans.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Fixed, since you, too, left out Louisianans outside NOLA.

Christien on October 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Lol….this is just pathetic.

This is a category ONE storm…..and we knew about it a WEEK ahead 9f time….this is just pathetic.

KMC1 on October 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

This is a category 1 storm colliding with a blizzard…

This has happened before but it’s pretty rare… Probably the closest that has happened to repeat the 1991 Halloween Storm (the storm “The Perfect Storm” was made about) since.

And maybe worse because it’s happening ON LAND. So this storm won’t be as powerful as the 1991 one, but it’s happening OVER PEOPLE not fishing boats…

wildcat72 on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

NWS: Rainfall totals of 7 to nearly 12 inches from Sandy across Delaware and New Jersey – via @stormchaser4850

4 mins ago by editor

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Minor peeve towards the ignorant media.

It isn’t the HMS Bounty. It is “Bounty”, or “Tall Ship Bounty”.

The HMS Bounty sank a long time ago.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

canopfor on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Man, that’s awful. God bless those poor staff, patients, and their families. The stories from Charity in NOLA were nightmarish.

Christien on October 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I’d still take massive hurricanes with puhlenty of forewarning over massive wildfires with little warning and colossal earthquakes with absolutely ZERO warning of any kind — any day of the year.

Signed,

So. California Resident

FlatFoot on October 30, 2012 at 12:04 AM

My mother on Long Island had a tree fall and shear off the corner of my childhood bedroom – as in to could have walked out the second story onto the ground. The police said the town was going to condemn the building until further notice and took her to the fire dept to stay the night. :~(

The Count on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

@lizhenry

My friend has only so many hours left on his ventilator battery, at Broadway and Duane in Manhattan, anyone nearby have a generator?

@ZekeJMiller

Brooklyn EMS radio traffic is punctuated by “can’t proceed due to flooding” calls every few minutes. http://t.co/f67Wi9Fu

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Christien on October 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM

No, I didn’t forget. Most of Louisiana outside of NOLA really have Rita to blame. But you also have a point. As they were pulling people off their roofs in the Lower and Upper Ninth, we heard very little about St. Bernard , the Westbank, or Northshore.

Happy Nomad on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Sorry for anyone hurt or stranded – but GEEZ except for overall SIZE of the storm – a Cat1 ‘cane aint no different than a summer thunder boomer in Texas……………..welcome to the Gulf Coast Yall!

Katfish on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I’d still take massive hurricanes with puhlenty of forewarning over massive wildfires with little warning and colossal earthquakes with absolutely ZERO warning of any kind — any day of the year.

Signed,

So. California Resident

FlatFoot on October 30, 2012 at 12:04 AM

This doesn’t at all shake my belief that the Northeastern US is one of the safest places on earth to live, with regards to natural disasters.

ernesto on October 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM

But not the giant albino alligators. They will be rampaging and feasting on happless stockbrokers

katy the mean old lady on October 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

This is going to force the CHUDs to the surface, too.

Dirt McGirt on October 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM

The Count on October 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Glad your mom’s ok. I’m sorry about her house.

Christien on October 30, 2012 at 12:14 AM

This is a category 1 storm colliding with a blizzard…

This has happened before but it’s pretty rare… Probably the closest that has happened to repeat the 1991 Halloween Storm (the storm “The Perfect Storm” was made about) since.

And maybe worse because it’s happening ON LAND. So this storm won’t be as powerful as the 1991 one, but it’s happening OVER PEOPLE not fishing boats…

wildcat72 on October 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Bah! Its hitting a cold front….NOT the a blizzard….there “may”be be a blizzard in western pa /camper west Virginia…..at high elevations (for that area anyway), this is just a category ONE storm and there was a WEEK to prepare!
Now we have HOSPITALS under water, trying to evacuate patients in the middle of the night, in the middle.of the storm! Puhlease! BLOOMBERG is a BLOOMING idiot! He has a police force that rivals ma.y countries armies, and a simple storm surge is wreaking havoc?! Please. The governor of Connecticut is calling for the End Times, ans New York is apparently Sodom AND Gomorrah?!?!

And remember the same people who have both planned the Infrastructure that is now completely overwhelmed by a simple storm, is also the same people.who will now be handling all our healthcare, and are working to consolidate even more power into a centralized beauracracy…..oh joy….

KMC1 on October 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM

a Cat1 ‘cane aint no different than a summer thunder boomer in Texas……………..welcome to the Gulf Coast Yall!

Katfish on October 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM

It was a cat 1 ‘cane with a cat 2/3 storm surge, at least in NYC. In Manhattan, we got little to no rain, and the wind was largely just a factor for taller buildings. It was just the slow rise of the east and hudson rivers that took out hospitals and stranded people. I really didn’t expect to see the river come up that high. I can imagine many of my fellow NYers felt the same way, including those managing hospitals and whatnot.

ernesto on October 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

@cnnbrk

2 deaths in NJ, 1 in CT, 1 in WVA, 1 off NC coast, in addition to 5 deaths in NY due to #Sandy. http://t.co/XEYNBgW0

Sandy has claimed its first casualty in Canada. A woman was killed when she was struck by flying debris in Toronto, the city police said on its Twitter feed Monday night.

As reported, A female pedestrian has been killed by flying debris near StClair/Keele. #TOSandy ^tb

Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) October 30, 2012

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

What I wouldn’t give to see Cajun Navy flatboats roaring down Broadway.

Christien on October 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Sandy is bigger than western europe. I don’t get the naysayers.

mythicknight on October 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

KMC1 on October 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I think you are downplaying the severity of this storm and I can’t imagine why.

Cindy Munford on October 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Bah! Its hitting a cold front….NOT the a blizzard….there “may”be be a blizzard in western pa /camper west Virginia…..at high elevations (for that area anyway), this is just a category ONE storm and there was a WEEK to prepare!
Now we have HOSPITALS under water, trying to evacuate patients in the middle of the night, in the middle.of the storm! Puhlease! BLOOMBERG is a BLOOMING idiot! He has a police force that rivals ma.y countries armies, and a simple storm surge is wreaking havoc?! Please. The governor of Connecticut is calling for the End Times, ans New York is apparently Sodom AND Gomorrah?!?!

And remember the same people who have both planned the Infrastructure that is now completely overwhelmed by a simple storm, is also the same people.who will now be handling all our healthcare, and are working to consolidate even more power into a centralized beauracracy…..oh joy….

KMC1 on October 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I am sitting 400 miles away from NYC and I am hearing winds HOWLING outside my window, part of the storm colliding with the hurricane. We are getting tropical storm strength wind gusts Northeast KENTUCKY right now, all part of this merged storm system.

Forget the hype, this is a major storm of a kind that almost never happens.

wildcat72 on October 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

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