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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    Those photos of Manhattan are so eery. It's something I never expected to see. The city that never sleeps is knocked out.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     (10883.62)
    We're okay. Internet restored, never lost power. Just took a walk around the neighborhood and there are a TON of people walking around.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     (10883.63)
    That's awesome, dork. From what I've seen Brooklyn fortunately didn't get hit that hard beyond Red Hook and Dumbo.

    Any idea if Bankara is okay? I think he's located somewhere on lower Manhattan...

    As an aside, It's been awesome seeing restaurants and people offering hot showers to people without water, on Facebook.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012 edited
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    Tried texting Bankara, but no word yet.

    EDIT: Just got a response.

    "Hey! Yeah, we have no power but we're totally fine. Camped out in a hotel lobby in times square leeching power for devices and checking in with folks."
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     (10883.65)
    That's good to hear.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     (10883.66)
    Yeah, I mean, our neighborhood got flooded. Not right where we are but we're close to waterfront. I'm actually astonished that we didn't lose power.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     (10883.67)
    Glad to hear everyone on the chapel seems to have come through this alright. Really, really glad, actually.
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    Seconded.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
     (10883.69)
    Yeah, most definitely.
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    Very relieved everyone seems to be alright.
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    There's a huge fucking lake behind our building that wasn't there yesterday, the ground is littered with fallen branches, and the wooden playhouse in the kids' playground got uprooted and flattened the fence. Other than that everything's fine.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    Also relieved to hear various Chapelers made it safely through Sandy.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
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    I, too, am glad that people seem to have gotten through it.
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      CommentAuthorDon Garvey
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
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    Could have been a lot worse for us (southern New Jersey, maybe 10 miles from the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania side). Many of my friends are still without power but no one is hurt.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
     (10883.76)
    Well then.

    "Bloomberg Backs Obama, Citing Climate Change"

    I imagine that the Tea Party's thriving New York City branch will have something to say about that!
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    "Ex-FEMA director Michael Brown criticizes Obama for reacting too quickly to storm"



    If there was ever a person who needed to be force fed a giant bowl of shut the fuck up...
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
     (10883.78)
    ((hugs)) to everyone and glad you all came out okay!!! <3
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012 edited
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    I talked with my sister this morning, the one family member whose house didn't lose power. Her neighborhood in Westchester . . . well, some places have power, others, not. She's offered some friends ice and a chance to recharge gadgets, but others who could use those favors can't be reached by car because of fallen trees.

    Power out over great swathes of Long Island, where my brother and other sister live.

    Gas rationing in New Jersey, where my aunt and cousins live.

    It's an awful, awful mess.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
     (10883.80)
    Yeah, NYC is running out of gas.

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