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Frankenstorm!

Postby kurt_w » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Depending on which direction the monster lurches, you guys might have to go without my pearls of wisdom for a couple of days next week.

This is scary:

Amid final preparations for the crucial November 6 presidential election, some forecasters are warning that Sandy could be more destructive than last year's Hurricane Irene, which caused billions of dollars in damage as it battered the U.S. Northeast and New England.


Hurricane Irene was one of the ten most expensive storms in history. Trust me, the northeast does not need a repeat!

Any other forons in the (potential) path of the Frankenstorm?
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:28 pm

I hope my toney summer beach destination makes it!
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby gargantua » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:19 pm

We're marketing and hyping storms now. Great.

I hope my hunch is correct and this turns out to be an overhyped Mousystorm.
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:32 pm

gargantua wrote:We're marketing and hyping storms now. Great.

I hope my hunch is correct and this turns out to be an overhyped Mousystorm.

Agreed. I have several friends and family members with homes in the projected path.
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby snoqueen » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:35 pm

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tr ... _5day.html

That should get you to a whole page of models, radar images, and a forecast map for Sandy. Click the thumbnails to view each image larger -- it'll appear one screen down.

Forecasts are all over the place right now, showing the storm's eye possibly making landfall anywhere between Virginia and Maine. The intensity of the storm doesn't look to be the main problem -- it's the storm surge and rainfall. Tuesday and Wednesday appear to be the big days.

I've got family and friends out that way too, but we're talking about the entire upper East Coast so it'd be hard to find anyone who doesn't.
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Lily » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:05 pm

My family is all on the East Coast; Florida, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Batten down the hatches guys!! Let's hope the storm predictions are exaggerated.
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:32 pm

kurt_w,
I hope you're not trolling for some timely Clayton Williams retort. If so ick; if not I guess his extremely off color advice might work in this context. Either way whatever twisted Clayton back in the day is running strong with his contemporary compadres.

I wish the best of luck to all who, or have friends and family, in the track of this storm.

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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby SombreroFallout » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:18 am

kurt_w wrote:Any other forons in the (potential) path of the Frankenstorm?


Me.

I've gotta fly out of Newark on the 30th for an job interview in Peoria the next day.

Any advice? I haven't been following this whole 'hurricane' thing too close. They're paying, but if flights are canceled the financial juggling gets more complicated than I want to think about.
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Beaver » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:41 pm

Stay in Peoria, it's nicer than Newark. You could do like Romney: Everyone in the path of the hurricane should head to their second or third home to safety.

Real photos of Sandy:
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012 ... dy/100395/

Fake photos:
http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/fake-hur ... dy-photos/

Projected path:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... e=1&ref=nf
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Sandi » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:02 pm

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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby kurt_w » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:53 am

kurt_w wrote:Depending on which direction the monster lurches, you guys might have to go without my pearls of wisdom for a couple of days next week.


We lucked out here -- didn't even lose power. Some wind, a modest amount of rain.

Obviously, things were/are worse elsewhere. This sounds pretty awful:

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge fire destroyed at least 50 homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

More than 190 firefighters were trying to contain the blaze in the Breezy Point section and two people suffered minor injuries, a fire department spokesman said. [...]

Firefighters told WABC-TV that the water was chest high on the street, and they had to use a boat to make rescues. They said in one apartment home, about 25 people were trapped in an upstairs unit, and the two-story home next door was ablaze and setting fire to the apartment's roof. Firefighters climbed an awning to get to the trapped people and took them downstairs to a boat in the street.

Video footage of the scene shows a hellish swath of tightly packed homes fully engulfed in orange flames as firefighters hauled hoses while sloshing in ankle-high water. Many homes appeared completely flattened by the wind-whipped flames.
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:28 am

This is just a creepy repercussion of the storm.

Rat Invasion? Will Subway Rodents Move Into Flooded NYC Neighborhoods?

With that kind of flooding, where will the rats go? The natural conclusion is they will head to the surface, out of the subways in search of dry land —or dry apartments. And they are capable of doing so. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Madsci » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:43 pm

Is it time for another Willard movie?
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Re: Frankenstorm!

Postby Shorty » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:25 pm

"Mick Jagger - Fergie - U2- (Gimme Shelter-)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxas_UC ... re=related

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

The flood is threat'ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I'm gonna fade away
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