When Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath screwed over black people so directly, I dubbed it "Storm Thurmond." That never quite caught on, and I am bitter.
Sandy likely to be a multi-billion dollar disaster for the U.S.
I expect Sandy's impacts along the mid-Atlantic coast and New England coasts to cost at least $2 billion in insured damage and lost business, and there is a danger the storm could cost much more. Steve Bowen, meteorologist for insurance broker AON Benfield, put it this way for me this morning: "Given the level of losses associated with Irene last year and the current projections of extended high wind, heavy rainfall, coastal surge and an inland flooding threat for many of the same areas with Sandy, it would not come as a complete surprise to see a multi-billion dollar economic loss." Sandy should bring sustained winds of 50 - 70 mph with gusts over hurricane force to a large section of coast. With most of the trees still in leaf, there will be widespread power outages due to downed trees, and the potential for a billion dollars in wind damage.
As storm approaches NY, Fire Island evacuation ordered, transit shutdown contemplated.
Manasquan issues mandatory evacuation orders due to Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy: State orders evacuation of prison inmates in Cumberland County.
Hurricane Sandy Update: Powerful Winds, Evacuation Recommended for Shoreline Towns.
Hurricane Sandy may force evacuations in NYC.
Only in Brooklyn would you hear two people arguing about whether their emergency rations should or should not be fair trade organic.
griphus: Anyone have a canonical list of bad action movies on NetFlix Instant? My grandmother will be staying with us, and the only thing that got us through Irene was bad action movies.
Anyone have a canonical list of bad action movies on NetFlix Instant? My grandmother will be staying with us, and the only thing that got us through Irene was bad action movies.
Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
HURRICANE FABIAN DISCUSSION NUMBER 15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2003
FORECASTER AVILA CONTINUES TO INSIST...DESPITE ALL RECON
EVIDENCE...THAT IT WAS NOT HE WHO TOOK MY SANDWICH FROM THE
NHC FRIDGE. THIS ASSERTION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY FORECASTER
STEWART OR MY STATISTICAL MODELS...AND BASED ON THE TIGHT
CLUSTERING OF GUIDANCE...I AM ISSUING A WARNING FOR FORECASTER
AVILA...THAT HE HAD BETTER BRING HIS OWN LUNCH TOMORROW. THIS
WILL BE THE LAST WARNING ISSUED FOR FORECASTER AVILA.
however, seeing the camping aisles at target and walmart (unfortunately yes, the search for water led me there) devoid of all campstoves and fuel, flashlights, and lanterns. was the creepiest thing. (ALL campstoves, btw, not just the little ones - the ones with burners, the ones that just attach to the propone, ALL of them.)
The Dish Guide To Disaster Preparedness
I have an axe and can run a chainsaw if you own one or could rent one.
posted by Aizkolari at 11:48 PM on October 28 [+] [!]
Weather geeks: WeatherBell site which has GREAT model graphics has lifted its paywall for #Sandy. Explore: models.weatherbell.com
ME: So, I was calling to check in and see how you were doing for storm prep.
PH: (scoffs) Dude, I was raised in Florida. This is nothing.
ME: Yeah, probably - I didn't really start taking it seriously until they announced they're shutting down the subways tonight.
PH: (long pause) ....They're what?
The song title refers to Buffalo, a group of photographers, models, musicians, hair and makeup artists, etc. formed by fashion stylist Ray Petri, of whom Cherry, Morgan and McVey were all members. Such a "stance" would be to stand like a person or group of people are posing for a photo shoot in a London fashion magazine.
If there is a massive disruption to lower Manhattan in terms of telecommunications what will that mean for stuff like the NYSE and other financial business centered there?
Vuron- market is closed tomorrow, could be closed for days, tho e-trading is happening as long as that works. Big firms probably have insurance to cover lost productivity, but sounds like you'd know better than I.
Before we indulge into details, the following areas are under evacuations or should consider
All New Jersey coast barrier islands
Long Beach Island
Recommended evacuation of all beaches from Cape May to Sandy Hook
Low lying near-beach areas and cities
Belmar, New Jersey
Nor do I remember this many billion dollar storms in a single year.
I only get Error #2046 from the 79th St. Boat Basin cam.
Big ass construction crane over the new downtown Whitney museum they are building at the southern end of the High Line. It's well over 20 stories high. I'm thinking they maybe should have taken that down as I watch it sway gently.
Latest data from the Hurricane Hunters shows that Sandy is intensifying as its core traverses the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. At 8 am EDT, an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft found top winds of 98 mph in the heavy thunderstorms to the southwest of Sandy's center, at a point about 150 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. A dropsonde released in the eye measured a central pressure of 945 mb, but observed winds of 19 knots at the surface, so Sandy is probably a 943 mb hurricane that is very close to Category 2 strength. The Hurricane Hunters did not observe an eyewall, and saw very little temperature difference from inside to outside the eye, so Sandy is not going to be able to undergo rapid intensification. The storm could still see an increase of 5 mph in its winds before landfall tonight between 6 pm - 10 pm EDT, due, in part, to interaction with the low pressure system to its west that is pulling the hurricane towards the coast. The new, higher winds of Sandy don't have a lot of time to pile up additional storm surge water, so the NHC storm surge forecasts will probably not change today. But it is clear that Sandy is not going to pull its punch, and this superstorm is going to deliver a punishing multi-billion dollar blow to a huge area of the Eastern U.S.
For folks staying home, if you're riding out the storm in a house surrounded by trees, stay on the opposite side of the house from the wind on a low floor. Close the curtains to cover windows facing the wind... but still be very careful near any glass that could break.
High rises in the big cities may be a problem. It's especially important that you stay away from the windows. If something flies off a neighboring building, it can smash windows downwind. Besides that, the wind is stronger because you're higher in the air, and the air gets squeezed between the tall buildings. The high wind stresses the glass, and makes it break more violently if something hits it.
Romney's cancelled all his events for the next 2 days.
Incredible Viral Soldier Pic Debunked by Military
Jahaza: Incredible Viral Soldier Pic Debunked by Military, Sam Laird, Mashable, 29 October, 2012
Sort of missing the point.
Incredible Viral Soldier Pic Debunked by Military, Sam Laird, Mashable, 29 October, 2012
Sort of missing the point.
@washingtonpost We truly appreciate the support. However, this photo was taken in Sept. This is #Sandy goo.gl/OC5lz— The Old Guard (@The_Old_Guard) October 29, 2012
@washingtonpost We truly appreciate the support. However, this photo was taken in Sept. This is #Sandy goo.gl/OC5lz
I'm waiting for m I t t r o m n e y to say something stupid about disaster aid.
One57, a 1,004-foot tower under construction in Midtown Manhattan, will soon hold the title of New York’s tallest building with residences. But without fanfare from its ultraprivate future residents, it is cementing a new title: the global billionaires’ club.
The buyers of the nine full-floor apartments near the top that have sold so far — among them two duplexes under contract for more than $90 million each — are all billionaires, Gary Barnett, the president of the Extell Development Company, the building’s developer, said this week. The other seven apartments ranged in price from $45 million to $50 million.