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Old 10-03-2015, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Parts of Jersey are already under water. This is a lot of rain and areas will flood, and there will be power outages.

It doesn't hurt to have extra batteries, lighting and food. We have a cooler and I'll fill bottle w/water and freeze. Our deep freezer did damn well after 5 days of no power when Sandy hit. We cooked and ate a lot after that. Gas stove means we can cook the perishables first. Worst part was the eery semi-darkness and cold.

A friend lost her uncle, her house, and a dozen relatives lost their houses too from Sandy. They had never flooded before.

Just don't be stupid.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Thank heaven's for Manhattan's underground power and communications lines.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Thank heaven's for Manhattan's underground power and communications lines.
Lol. Are you really serious? Underground power systems are just as vulnerable as those exposed to open air. You really need to be thankful for back up power generators and wireless communication with power back up.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Lol. Are you really serious? Underground power systems are just as vulnerable as those exposed to open air. You really need to be thankful for back up power generators and wireless communication with power back up.
My power has not gone out ONCE in the 5 years I have lived here (Manhattan.) Back in Jersey I also had underground lines and in 22 years the only time we went dark was the great Northeast blackout of 1993. We didn't even lose electricity for even a moment during Sandy.


When I lived with overhead power lines we had some drunk dimwit run into a pole every weekend and knock out our power.

I sympathize with those on Long island who lose power with every ice storm of Winter.

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Underground power systems are just as vulnerable as those exposed to open
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That is PREPOSTEROUS.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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My power has not gone out ONCE in the 5 years I have lived here (Manhattan.) Back in Jersey I also had underground lines and in 22 years the only time we went dark was the great Northeast blackout of 1993. We didn't even lose electricity for even a moment during Sandy.


When I lived with overhead power lines we had some drunk dimwit run into a pole every weekend and knock out our power.

I sympathize with those on Long island who lose power with every ice storm of Winter.


That is PREPOSTEROUS.
I ahd a good friend of mines who owns a coop in somewhere in MIdtown. An undergourd watermain break damage electrical and power wires causing his building not to have any electricity. For every action, their is always an reaction.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Here in the real world it's a nice sunny hurricane-free day.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Here in the real world it's a nice sunny hurricane-free day.
Truly beautiful day.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Just be grateful the storm is far away. For a city so dense, the infrastructure here is too outdated and fragile. Add to that corporate America doesn't give a rats ass about travel conditions.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It's weakening but making a Bee-line towards London.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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European model that correctly predicted Sandy's path takes this storm out into the North Atlantic, at least as of last night

Just like with Sandy, the European Modelling was spot on and the two U.S. models that had Joaquin close to shore were all wet (or all dry?)
Perhaps we should just forget about the always wrong models and use ONLY the European Weather Computer Modelling (ECMWF) for future storms.

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