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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    So, Sandy is going to hit the US east coast soon, and things are likely to get messy.

    Stay safe, friends.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Oh, and do chime in to let us know how things are going, yeah? We are Whitechapel, we give a damn.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012 edited
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    The entire New York public transit system has been shut down since last night and we're supposed to get major flooding. Not sure what my power situation is going to be (I live in evacuation zone B which isn't supposed to flood except in cases of category 2 or higher hurricanes, but I do live nearish A which DID get evacuated) but a lot of the power lines in New York are underground and thus more susceptible to flooding.

    Here's hoping my windows don't get blown in.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012 edited
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    It's been gusting and raining mildly but steadily ever since about nine o'clock last night, just west of D.C. The federal government has shut down, as have most of the gov't contractors in the area. The weather certainly looks and feels like a genuine cyclonic storm, but I'm still somewhat suspicious that this thing will be as bad as people say it's supposed to be. I'm expecting another Irene, personally.

    Still, I've been peeking out the window now and then. Just in case.

    It's been very odd, not hearing the sound of landing jetliners every half an hour. I live a stone's throw from Dulles, and I've come to sort of love hearing and seeing big old Boeings and Airbusses coming and going. Not today, of course. Dulles is probably closed up tighter than a chastity belt.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Nice piece on the Guardian with a visualisation of every recorded hurricane since 1851

    Do click the link in the article for the really hi-res version to see it properly.

    And stay safe folks, it's hard for those of us stuck in Europe to really get a feel for just how massive the storms you get out there, but it does look like a nasty one.
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Vermont would prefer to skip another Irene, the first was catastrophic enough.

    Boston public transit is shutting down this afternoon. Some evac orders for low lying areas in North and south shore. Still, we appear to be pretty well on the outer edges of this thing thus far...still I can't imagine that the next couple of tidal cycles are going to be good for anyone.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Getting mixed reports here, but have been told that we get hit late tonight, with winds reaching up to 100km, floods and other bad storm stuff. Red Cross issued a warning and told everyone to get supplies ready for three days.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Not much to say, but I hope that everyone who is affected takes the best of care.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Was scrubbing out the tub last night so that, in the event of plumbing going out, we could just fill up the tub with the last of the water in the pipes and use our Brita filter for drinking water. That was a strange moment, when I realized what I was actually doing.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012 edited
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    @Oldhat, the manfriend and I contemplated going to our local Winchester ahahhaa.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Greenpoint waterfront:



    Red Hook waterfront:



    IT BEGINS.
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    SHIIIIIIiiiiiiIIT

    Godspeed, Whitechapellers. Stay warm.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Jesus, so that's a lot of water. Stay safe, guys!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    I just wanted to say:

    Sandy is a weird name for a monster storm. The name "Sandy" makes me think of friendly Airedale dogs, or maybe a nice guy in accounting who puts out cookies in the break room.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    A reminder that if anyone needs to find a shelter, here's where you can find one.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Damn it, people...

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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
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    Keep yourselves secret. Keep yourselves safe!
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2012
     (10883.20)
    "And behold I saw a pale horse"...

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