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Old 09-30-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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Now they're saying it might come this way by the weekend. Has the city taken any measures to prevent what happened from Sandy from happening again?
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: BROOKLYN NYC
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Now they're saying it might come this way by the weekend. Has the city taken any measures to prevent what happened from Sandy from happening again?
No. Sandy was an anomaly. Those come around once every hundred years if not longer. Joaquin is joke, the usual low lying areas that flood out with heavy rain and coastal areas are keeping an eye on any surge that would normally happen. Jersey shore I know is doing more then usual. Other then that, it's just another storm on its way to the northeast we can handle it.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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This storm is being overhyped for TV news/weather ratings.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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It's not being overhyped. The threat of 6-8 inches of rain is real and that's bad. It's not a Sandy type storm(yet) where record storm surge is going to flood the city. Actually with Sandy there wasn't a whole lot of rain the storm surge did all the damage.

6-8 inches of rain is no joke. That's like the equivalent of getting 6-8 feet of snow. So yeah a significant storm that can mess things up.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: BROOKLYN NYC
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Since when did you get all scared sanman? Don't feed the sheep my man!
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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Scared? No. Informed and prepared? Yes.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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This storm could still end up in the middle of the ocean. Even if it does hit the East Coast it will likely make landfall well south of the city though it will be rainy here.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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It's not being overhyped. The threat of 6-8 inches of rain is real and that's bad. It's not a Sandy type storm(yet) where record storm surge is going to flood the city. Actually with Sandy there wasn't a whole lot of rain the storm surge did all the damage.

6-8 inches of rain is no joke. That's like the equivalent of getting 6-8 feet of snow. So yeah a significant storm that can mess things up.

Folks fail to realize 6-8 inches can be 4-8 feet for some folks. I have a condo near beach. The lower level units are called "garden apartments" Usually from flow to ceiling around half of apart below sidewalk level and half above sidewalk level, you step down four steps to get into them and 100% of them is at one level. Sump pumps give out at a certain point and no place to pump. last time that happened five feet of water overwhelmed units in a matter of seconds. Also the houses by condo development think about it. We have 12,000 square feet of lower level units PUMPING Water via sump pumps, French drains, our soil graded up. Where is that water going?

Near my primary also in a flood zone right before we were put in a flood zone a builder built a new cul descac of 3,000 square foot house with 1,500 square foot basements with ten foot ceilings. Six inches could fill entire basement up. Imagine 1,500 square feet of water ten feet deep
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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No. Sandy was an anomaly. Those come around once every hundred years if not longer. Joaquin is joke, the usual low lying areas that flood out with heavy rain and coastal areas are keeping an eye on any surge that would normally happen. Jersey shore I know is doing more then usual. Other then that, it's just another storm on its way to the northeast we can handle it.
Even if the worst case scenario happens, this storm is far smaller and far less intense than Sandy. Not saying it'll be nothing, but it's not "the next Sandy."
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