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Real-Time New York City Storm Surge Tracker

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Update: good news: the storm surge is now receding. The water level has to decline by 2-3 feet for the flooding to subside.


Curious how many feet of water the rats in downtown NYC are under right now? The real-time answer is available after the jump below, courtesy of the NOAA and this tide height tracker at New York's Battery.

h/t @cbm1971


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | 2929304 machineh
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Meet me tonight in Atlantic City ...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:01 | 2929335 Levadiakos
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Sorry Charlie. You wont get laid there either.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30 | 2929389 Zer0head
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tuned into CNN and I thought the ditz reporter looked familiar (cnbs outcast Airhead (botched nosejob) Burnette)


there she was looking like the michelin man in her CNN parka interviewing NYPD topcop Ray kelly against  a perfect view of the skyline behind them (no rain and light winds) chatting about this disaster of disasters above the caption at the bottom of the screen   SUPERSTORM

The MSM  fuckers are making it out to be worse than Katrina and those  CNN propagandists and their comrades will milk this and turn it into apocalypse now

Mark my words - Obama will be credited with managing this  worse than Katrina "disaster" such that there was no/minimal loss of life etc etc

In other news Dozens killed on month’s deadliest day in Iraq\10\30\story_30-10-2012_pg7_3

even that stupid crane that collapsed in 20mph winds is now an icon of this non NYC storm

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30 | 2929450 JLee2027
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Oh yeah. All the standard buzzwords are in full force - historic, record setting, perfect storm, etc. The bozos are helping to spread fear and panic and to "listen to and obey" the "authorities".

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:18 | 2929613 GeorgeHayduke
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You also gotta wonder what scam or heist the Boyzzz are pulling off while everyone is distracted by the storm. These scumbags never miss an opportunity

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:33 | 2929650 ZerOhead
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They have got to be very careful with how they are seen to be handling this one.

If navy helicopters are seen early tomorrow morning making drops of Perrier and Grey Poupon to those hedge fund billionaires stranded in their beach front mansions... well... some might be tempted to draw parallels to Katrina and come to some rather radical ill informed conclusions...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:47 | 2929934 erg
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Three feet of brine on the floor of the ka-ching (NYSE).

Edit: That's good pickling.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:04 | 2929997 TruthInSunshine
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This will teach Germany and other nation, for that matter, to dare never ask for a significant repatriation of their gold reserves from custodians of bailments at The New York Branch of the Federal Reserve.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:14 | 2930027 erg
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I think all of our silver and gold should be returned to the star systems/galaxy clusters from which they were spawned.

The wealth of the universe must be shared.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:35 | 2930100 TruthInSunshine
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There's an alleged report that  The Hon. Jon S. Corzine was out on his yacht, the S.S. Big Hand Pimpin', during the worst of this, and the Coast Guard received a distress call from that ship.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:43 | 2930130 IndicaTive
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Rats float. The ones in the sewers and elsewhere.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:57 | 2930177 JLee2027
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Based on the photos, flooding has passed Zone A (Evacuated), B, and C. Another high tide in about 10 hours. Maybe Central Park will turn into an aquarium.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:34 | 2930095 Chariots of the Feds
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Funny you say that.  Kind of off topic kind of not.  Reminds me of my fathers story from Vietnam.  He was an officer and was hitching a ride back to base camp and they told him he had to sign for the cargo.  He asked what it was and the guy tells him T-bone steaks and shrimp.  My dad was like oh, is this for a special function and the guy says nope this is their daily run.  Talk about an eye opener for him.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  So as much as you kid, I wouldn't really be all that shocked if they did that.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:35 | 2930104 GeorgeHayduke
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With everyone broke and deeply in debt, from the federal gov't, to the states, to the counties, the cities, to vast quantities of people, you have to wonder how the rebuilding efforts will go in the aftermath. Uncle Ben will need to find a skateboard shop so he can buy high speed bearings for the Fed's printing press...or buy a little more memory for the digital dollars (wonder how those work during a power outage?).

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:18 | 2930442 Freddie
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What about all that gold supposedly underground at the NY Fed?   Is it under water now?  Meanhile I get banner ads on ZH with Mrs. Wookie Obama.  F***ing grossness.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:19 | 2929617 RafterManFMJ
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:48 | 2929743 dark pools of soros
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how is it trending?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:47 | 2929512 toady
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I thought we were out of Iraq....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:40 | 2930116 Kiwi Pete
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Not quite:

"The United States is far from out of Iraq. However, Congress has sharply cut into the administration's original request for $2.26 billion for fiscal 2013. The Senate Appropriations Committee included just $1.1 billion with the biggest cut being total disapproval of $850 million that was to pay for the Iraqi police training program. The House Appropriations Committee attached language limiting some fiscal 2013 funds until Iraq develops a logistic and maintenance system for its security forces and a sustainment program for granted free or purchased U.S. weaponry."

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:59 | 2929534 tom a taxpayer
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Joe Cantore better not turn his back on NY Harbor. Too much chance of junkie needles, used condoms, disposables diapers, and blood-soaked medical waste washing up his rear end.

Hope all ladies and gentlemen are wearing their galoshes. The Gowanus Canal and other metro sewage sites may overflow and soil the gentrified. Thank goodness the post-Sandy clean-up of toxic waste should go smoothly thanks to the President's message to governors:

“My message to the governors, as well as to the mayors, is anything they need, we will be there,” Obama said.

“And we’re going to cut through red tape.  We’re not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules.”

Local NY businesses are responding positively. The Gabagool Cartage, Hauling, and Toxic Waste Disposal Company, a local Brooklyn small business with decades of experience in disposing of garbage and other things, has matched the President's can-do first-things-first initiative by declaring Gabagool will work tirelessly 24/7 until the Sandy mess is cleaned up, and only then will submit a bill for services to FEMA.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:21 | 2929626 RafterManFMJ
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If you live in NY, you already are in a world of shit.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:30 | 2929891 taxpayer102
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9:15 EDT LaGuardia and Kennedy airports closed.   Historic storm surge levels hit Jersey shores.   Newark and Teterboro airports also now closed.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:57 | 2929544 knukles
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The things been downgraded, the live NY area news shows a few trees down and rain... not even enough to make a difference....
Sure, some flooding.
No shit.

The Prez, FEMA, Cuomo, Bloomie, they'll all clim victory for the non-storm.

King Canutes, all.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:27 | 2929660 DaveyJones
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but the war is over and its mostly contract killers now so it's ok and, of course, not a budget problem

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:17 | 2930256 nofluer
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Re: the crane - sorry... but it looks like a limp dick... an icon of the storm? Or an icon of the whining New Yorkers do for every storm that wanders by?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:36 | 2930317 knukles
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Icon of them claiming victory of saving New York and Mankind from the Best Nature and Nature's God could Trow at The Peasantry.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:54 | 2929524 aint no fortuna...
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The iconic image I will bring away from this storm was Jim Cantori, the Storm Chaser, braving the storm's terrible fury in a gentle wind and drizzle on the Battery waterfront, ranting about the massive waves out in the harbor about to lay waste to NYC any moment. Camera pans left and here comes this dude cruising up on a jetski, lik ehe was going to the beach, who starts casually chitchatting with the spectators, the jetski gently rocking in the lapping 2 foot waves. Cantori looked ready to climb under a rock... so much for armageddon and media bullshit.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:56 | 2929541 HaroldWang
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I was there during Irene and went down to the Battery. The site was hysterical. CNN crew and others all in their gear. Water had receded and there were a few gusts of wind. I was wearing a white polo shirt and walked right behind them and leaned on the railing to watch the beautiful sunset. My friend took a picture of them in the foreground in full foul weather gear and myself right behind enjoying a warm sunset. Priceless.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:10 | 2930009 Stoploss
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Out of thirty wind readings around the storm, only 1 registered 75 mph.

The rest were 54 and below.

Another non event.  Oh, but another payday for sure..

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:29 | 2930295 nofluer
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Out here in the middle of the country we get 50 mph winds frequently. We don't even get excited until they pass 70... then just long enough to say, "Hey, Ma? That my pants from the clothesline flying by? Best run and catch um... less you wannta wait till tomorrow. They'll probably fetch up down around the court house. Ya figger?"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:07 | 2929577 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Meet me tonight in Atlantic City ...

That song is about a guy who pimps out his girlfriend because they weren't making ends meet.  It's a really fucking sad song.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:13 | 2929596 SilverDOG
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Admit it, she was your girlfriend.


just kidding, snarf snarf

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:13 | 2929830 Don Draper
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I talked to a man last night and gonna do a little favor for him.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:27 | 2929878 10mm
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Great song,along with "Murder Incorporated".

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:27 | 2929879 10mm
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Great song,along with "Murder Incorporated".

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:08 | 2929358 SILVERGEDDON

MOMO traders are long on seawater futures, short on insurance companies - ya think ?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:52 | 2929315 RmcAZ
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Map from WeatherUnderground with multiple locations...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:53 | 2929318 TideFighter
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Storm hype beyond extroidenaire. Maybe it will ramp on the close...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:05 | 2929349 Bay of Pigs
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I dont know if Ive ever witnessed MOAR hype than this event.

Its almost laughable at this point.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:38 | 2929486 cossack55
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It is just relief for everyone not to have to hear about the empty-suit campaigns for a few brief hours. I'll take TEOTWAWKI anyday over political bullshit. Mother nature never lies and can't be bought.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:06 | 2929352 nmewn
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No shit, its almost like someone thinks the world revolves around NYC & its environs ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:15 | 2929384 walküre
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Markets closed for 2 days at this time .. possibly longer? Does the rest of the world stop trading? Seems like it.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30 | 2929445 nmewn
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They depend on the bots for direction...pretty sad really.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:51 | 2929520 walküre
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Which is more and more obvious when shit like this happens. The two day outage could bring about the collapse once market reopens or start a mega surge due to a non-event of a storm "could have been worse" pump pump pump narrative. AAPL is giving many hedgies headaches. That is not good for their performance.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:45 | 2929494 tyrone
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Full moon.... so there will be werewolves out, roaming the streets... err paddling their canoes thru the canals, looking for a snack.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:53 | 2929958 disabledvet
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"what do you mean? i don't understand? i went to Harlem once." obviously i'm joking here...but i think to not see this thing as a HUGE deal is really "missing it." it's not just the TENS OF BILLIONS in property damage from one of the most valuable and expensive places in the world (problems at the museums? anyone checking on the artwork, etc?) this thing ain't going away for some time. plus you have the timing of the election...the total ridiculousness of Wall Street that has blown tens of billions on Social Media...good for recovery? They need to move beyond being staggered first. it will take time before the shock of the event starts to sink in. and then...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:19 | 2929403 ebworthen
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If only they had coverage like this for the likes of Jon Corzine and the TBTF banks:

"My God, look!  Corzine is a force of nature, stripping $1.2 Billion from hapless citizens!  It's not just the Corzine but the Jamie Dimon surge helping to float the money away."

"A surge of toxic assets being washed into the basements of peoples lives, sewage generated by Wall Street now flooding the lives of the citizenry!  The Justice Department says there is nothing they can do until next decade."

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:32 | 2929684 DaveyJones
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superstorm saved by the superlegislature

on the island of living death

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:14 | 2930023 SmallerGovNow2
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+5,000 green up arrows. quite possibly one of the shortest posts ever that describes exactly why this country is fucked.  MSM and their controlling banking oligarchy....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:42 | 2929502 butchtrucks
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Exactly right.  A bit of wind and rain so the global center of capitalism has to shut down. Beyond embarrasing. I'm on the upper east side and this thing is a minor storm at best. The hype and exaggeration surrounding it has been something to behold.

Right now I am going outside to dance around a lamp post with my umbrella. I LAUGH IN THE FACE OF SANDY. What happened to NY's indominatable spirit? Times for folks around here to MAN-UP and get back to work.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:56 | 2929967 Angry White Dude
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Same here - UES = yawn. Worst thing is my SeamlessWeb order was a little late.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:58 | 2929327 machineh
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Atlantis City is the new New Orleans.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:00 | 2929333 surf0766
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That is why they built the highway all the way over it right to the casino.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:03 | 2929345 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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Hurricane Sandy is racist, black people can't swim!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:46 | 2929931's picture

That's just silly. I swim with black people all the time.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:29 | 2929888 10mm
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No way,AC only has good temps for so long.Like polishing a turd.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:59 | 2929331 surf0766
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The chief said there is no storm surge. Trust him and believe.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:01 | 2929336 walküre
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With the city basically shut down and food supplies inevitably running low soon, the zombicalypse is coming next. Reports of any zombie sightings yet?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:18 | 2929397 buzzsaw99
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the double tap

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:39 | 2929489 centerline
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and cardio

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:40 | 2929492 cossack55
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Numerous zombie sightings in the DC area, at least 535 so far.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:49 | 2929942's picture
'Zombie Apocalypse' Training Drill Organized By Halo Corp. For Military, Police Set For Oct. 31 In San Diego


SAN DIEGO -- Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

"This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party," said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp, a security firm hosting the Oct. 31 training demonstration during the summit at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island on a San Diego bay. "Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn't happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we're having a little fun with."

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:05 | 2929998 nmewn
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Good thing the Secret Service isn't there, they'd still be negotiating the price for admission ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:02 | 2929339 silverserfer
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its just water people

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:34 | 2929473 lolmao500
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Isn't the political correct term, blue liquid people? Otherwise it's offensive.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:04 | 2929565 THX 1178
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Blue? BLUE? My grandfather died fighting for the rights of Azure Americans and this is what thanks he gets!?!?!?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:50 | 2929950's picture

I tried to join up but I washed out.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:02 | 2929341 realtick
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New York Harbor Entrance Buoy Data Now Clocking In At 30 Feet

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:03 | 2929344 Cassandra Syndrome
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Bullish chart!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:08 | 2929357 JustObserving
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There's some dramatic news from Manhattan. The New York fire department has reported a "multiple dwelling building collapse" on Eighth Avenue, apparently at 92. We're checking out these reports now.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:41 | 2929498 cossack55
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Reminds me of Prague in 90'.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:34 | 2929898 Catflappo
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underwater reminds me of most banks in the world

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:22 | 2929628 nmewn
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Clearly nano-thermite using the storm as a cover. Very clever.

I really can't help myself sometimes ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:30 | 2929676 knukles
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Just keeps a burnin in that water.....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:48 | 2929695 nmewn
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Smoke on the Water...kinda like a good campfire...douse it good the next morning or it flames back up.

What I really want to know is why they reported the building collapse tonight seven minutes before it actually collapsed...very strange, something ain't right here.


You know, I'm observing a noticable decrease in the amount of junks I recieve when the power is cut in certain parts of the country...prolly jus me ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:36 | 2929694 DaveyJones
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the water slammed against one government building but only entered through one small hole...

if you can't help yourself, you'll never work in the public sector. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:43 | 2929719 nmewn
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No truer words were ever

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:46 | 2929734 DaveyJones
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you're a florida man, show these people how to manage unwanted water

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:02 | 2929790 nmewn
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Well, the first thing you do is get the hell off the barrier islands when it gets to a 2 1/2 or 3. The second thing you do (no matter what) is start filling jugs of water because as soon as the storm passes, you'll hear officialdom declare don't drink the tap water (as your wretching over the toilet from drinking the water).

Then, you're prepared for the unwanted water.

If its a tropical storm or a minimal Cat One (as this appears to be) and you like to surf, this is your time. If not, theres canoeing and kayaking. And theres still time to do some moon light wind boarding.

After a long day/evening of water sports you're ready for a nice candlelight meal...provided you were smart enough to refill or have a second propane tank for the grill ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:23 | 2929862 DaveyJones
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so... pretend I'm in Mexico

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:42 | 2929918 nmewn
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Visiting or extended stay?

If visiting iodine, two tabs per quart if room temp...but you already knew that ;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:13 | 2929376 joe.schmuck
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More up to date data here:

10/29/2012 19:00:00 EDT 3.81 11.25

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:20 | 2930046 NaN
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Looks like the peak was 13.88ft:

10/29/2012 21:24:00 EDT 4.65 13.88 

which is about 2ft higher than the highest prediction model 24 hours in advance.  

Looks like the storm was not over-hyped (excluding tunnel vision inducing news casts, of course).


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:16 | 2929387 fuu
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It is no longer Hurricane Sandy, it is Super Storm Sandy.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:37 | 2929481 Zer0head
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its Romney'w White Horse Prophecy coming true

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:45 | 2929729 nmewn
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Its gonna be cool, like deja vu all over again...all the R keys will be missing from the keyboards...its like some unwritten statist law now.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:17 | 2929393 The worst trader
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More than water here, trees are laying down

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:18 | 2929399 Rob Jones
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Elevation of 33 Liberty Street: 20 feet. It looks like it won't (officially) be underwater.

Just imagine if it flooded. The Fed could say: "Sorry, Sandy ruined all of our MBS holdings. You can all stop paying your mortgages now."

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:36 | 2929475 JLee2027
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Yeah but the Gold is 80 feet under the building. I mean it used to be before they replaced it with tungsten.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:10 | 2929586 Angry White Dude
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Twitter reports flooding on Maiden Lane and Gold up to John, so decent shot Liberty is at or close to being under water. One can only hope.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:19 | 2929400 IMA5U
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The Rats of Downtown and The Douchebagz of Uptown

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:19 | 2929401 Neethgie
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My favourite part was when dominic chu got sent out to paddle in battery park 

"so dominic as our token asian and most replaceable worker do you mind paddling inside some storm surge for some pretend journalism"

"but my analysis is second to none don't send me to the front lines"

"shutup water beaner"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:20 | 2929405 Salt
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Was watching Jim Cantore do his schtick. All he needed was a chick to walk behind him, in a bikini.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:38 | 2929485 BidnessMan
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Anyone besides me want to see that Frank Purdue lookalike get swept away by a gust of wind?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:20 | 2929407 buzzsaw99
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are you sure that chart isn't skynet goosing the es?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:40 | 2929493 centerline
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Nah, that's Kevin.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:21 | 2929413 John Law Lives
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"Curious how many feet of water the rats in downtown NYC are under right now?"  -  ZH

Are you saying The Bernank and other Fed Board members are in downtown NYC right now???

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:56 | 2929451 Zero Govt
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I was gonna say the NY rats are $15 trillion underwater and counting...

that's before the oceans of derivatives across the globe are measured and bounce back to hit New York in a tsunami of ice-cold salty water

thank heavens for NY city regulators eh, they're like pest control without the 'control' bit. We don't want a rotten plague getting out of all control under these heroic bouncing Baywatch lifesavers scrupulous monitoring and oversight

got waterwings?!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:25 | 2929428 waldo simon
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No way, they wouldn't, would they...?

Biggest ever,and what timing,who's to say?

Nah,nah,nah..Go away!


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:14 | 2929598 knukles
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Has to be a gubamint plot.... didn't work right

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:26 | 2929429 Neethgie
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You know you all secretly want nyse to be completely obliterated.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:28 | 2929442 buzzsaw99
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Only if they salt the earth afterward. Otherwise they will just use it as an excuse to steal even more money.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:33 | 2929466 Neethgie
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Citi has probably made holes in the basement to use water for collateral 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:31 | 2929679 JohnG
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It has been for some time.  Just an HFT playground now.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:28 | 2929441 AllWorkedUp
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Overhyped to say the least. After all, NYC is the center of the universe right? At least that's what the Ratfux that live there think. Can't wait till the system buckles and the rest of us get a bunch of ratfux refugees. Geesh.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30 | 2929452 Bastiat
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Up to 11.25 feet at 7:00 eastern.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:37 | 2929483 AllWorkedUp
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Another 100 ft. would be nice

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:38 | 2929706 JLee2027
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2 down, 98 to go.

13.2 feet as of 8:06pm

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:33 | 2929465 lolmao500
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FDNY Responds to Building Collapse on 14th Street

The FDNY is responding to a partial building collapse of a residential building near 14th Street.

A four-story multiple-unit residence at 92 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets collapsed this evening and firefighters are on the scene, according to the FDNY.

There are no reports of injuries. Pieces of medal from the building's collapsed facade were flying through the street Monday evening.

Great success.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:47 | 2929491 Zer0head
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that and the crane

and we have a superstorm

too bad the winds are no worse at this point than a gentle NorEaster

something is fishy here and I have a nose for  fish



Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:40 | 2929497 dogbreath
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it collapsed into its own footprint.  move along nothing to see here

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:42 | 2929499 centerline
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Any bearer bonds on the property?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:28 | 2930293 RafterManFMJ
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I heard they found a passport floating in the water outside of the building from some Saudi national...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:42 | 2929504 The big unzip
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This storm is a jip!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:44 | 2929508 Bastiat
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Con Ed has begun shutting off power in lower Manhattan.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:50 | 2929518 Zero Govt
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yes probably mandatory safety procedure in New York to cut off commerce and society first to ensure the algos running the markets are not interupted doing Gods work

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:54 | 2929530 Zer0head
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on orders from Napolean Bloomberg

the only effing blackout will be a controlled one


but watch them add the thousands of customers to the without power list


this is an epic con job

complete with props e.g crane, apt bldg facade and  dumbass propagandist reporters

ya there is a storm but nothing much more than a noreaster 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:48 | 2929514 butchtrucks
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I got junked multiple times earlier today (and called a troll) for calling this thing what it is - a bunch of ridiculous hype.  Glad to be proved right.

OMG!  Three inches or rain - 30mph winds!  Some badly constructed crane crumles in the breeze!  Oh the humanity!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:59 | 2929549 buzzsaw99
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Hype? You mean like this?:

(Reuters) - Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, lashed the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential campaign...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:05 | 2929567 RiverRoad
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And those rats are some mean little ankle biters.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:10 | 2929584 Orly
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No worries.  I hope we fixed his wagon.  People like that don't understand the effects of their words, especially when real lives are involved.

Hurrican Rita killed many people in Houston and it didn't even come anywhere near here.  Why?  Because the hype got everyone wired up and people do crazy, crazy stuff when they are wired up.

It's a shame.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:15 | 2929602 Angry White Dude
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Yup. Hell, a couple years ago there were cranes falling every other week in the city. For my money it is just as likely today's crane fall was due to the same lack of enforcement and inspector graft as the last spree. Is there some flooding? Sure, but big whoop. The October Surprise is nothing more than Team Chicago hyping the shit out of this storm to juxtapose Obama's "leadership" to Katrina.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:19 | 2929603 Angry White Dude
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double post

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:50 | 2929517 RiverRoad
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What irony:  the whole world's been worried about Venice and Manhatten goes and bites the dust.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:54 | 2929523 The Count
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The Mayan calendar was right! They saw this coming. (Some harmless humor here) But did you guys read in the paper that the current day Mayans (which of course is totally bogus as the Mayans died out) protest against the use of their calendar to predict the end of the world. Politcal correctnes gone totally haywire. Now I know I am in the wrong movie.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:18 | 2929616 knukles
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There're a buncha football players call 'emselves the Washington Redskins and ain't none-o-them any more neither

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:53 | 2929761 Matt
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That is incorrect. There are still people who are 100 percent Mayan, some of whom still live traditional lifestyles in huts growing corn. The Elites, that could read, write, and had a mastery of Astronomy all died out. There are also plenty of people of mixed Mayan decent. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:55 | 2929533 Bastiat
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12,34 at 7:30  -- it's about the storm surge at high tide 

100mph gust on the Triborough Bridge just reported.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:31 | 2930301 Freddie
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Those bridges are amazing.  100 mph gust is not huge but it is a nothing to sneeze at either.   I wonder how much force they can withstand.  Hopefully we will never find out.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:55 | 2929537 thethirdcoast
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Got this on my Twitter, it purports to show flooding at Ave C & East 20th Street in Manhattan:


The folks pictured appear to be minutes away from hydrolocking....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:02 | 2929550 lolmao500
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It will take awhile to bail the water out of NYC, Bloomberg will only let us use a 16 oz cup....

- 7PM. Plymouth St & lower park areas flooded, water now breaching carousel.

- My beautiful neighborhood is flooding. :( #Dumbo #Sandy Brooklyn Bridge Park appears completely submerged.

- Flooding from East River at 20th St and Ave C at Peter Cooper Village

- The corner of Broad and Water St is now a river (a block from the NYSE)

- 3 million + without power

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:16 | 2929608 Angry White Dude
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Would love to see the storm surge give all the Brooklyn hipsters a much needed bath.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:18 | 2929609 Angry White Dude
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double post

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:03 | 2929553 Zer0head
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the tunnels are being flooded and the power is being cut   something fishy about closing the tunnels way early today and now they flood

give me an effing break  this is contrived BS


what is that Rham always said about a disaster?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:02 | 2929560 Bastiat
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I'm basically just a simple minded guy I guess.  Back in the 80s, I thought governmental debt capacity should be reserved in case of catastrophe.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:15 | 2929839 Ms. Erable
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Your thinking is correct, but government has been the catastrophe upon which that capacity has been leveraged since the 80's.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:06 | 2929574 Kreditanstalt
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Enough about the f--king storm.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:17 | 2929611 Bastiat
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Maybe try a different thread?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:08 | 2929578 Jack Burton
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I will wait till this thing passes over before I call it all hype. Though I have to admit, the media's coverage has YET to show anything like heavy damage or even light damage.

Remember, the media makes money by getting viewers, to get viewers they need hype. So take everything you hear from media in the proper perspective. The media is private enterprise, their goal is profit, to profit they need viewers, to get viewers they need to spread fear about this storm. Remember, American media has NO responsibilty to tell the truth, it is not their mandate. Their mandate is to increase shareholder value. Anyone who thinks media is about getting the right information out to the people is not understanding that news is a profit making business. The corporate bosses must make money. Disaster sells, so hype is part of their profit center.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:39 | 2929709 DaveyJones
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funny, they've hyped terrorism for 11 years but never hyped war damage.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:09 | 2929579 lolmao500
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Bullish! Especially with the unarmed people of NYC...

Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.

1,175 New York National Guard troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier. According to NBC New York, the troops will also be on hand to “protect against looting.”

They might well be needed given the fact that a deluge of Twitter users are using the website to appeal to others to join them in exploiting the chaos generated by the superstorm to ransack stores.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:15 | 2929604 lolmao500
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Cars under water on Ave C & 14th Street in NYC. 7:00pm 10/29 #Sandy

12.93' at the Battery as of 7:48p...
Still an hour to go till high tide (8:53p)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:16 | 2929606 AllWorkedUp
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"coverage has YET to show anything like heavy damage or even light damage"

 You know what would really increase shareholder value? Seeing one of the idiot reporters getting decapitated by a flying stop sign.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:21 | 2929625 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Worry not about the rats....they're smart, tough SOBs.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:22 | 2929633 Angry White Dude
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Herr Bloomberg: "“I think we have done all we can to prepare. This afternoon I spoke with President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner and Governor Cuomo, all whom offered their support, and coordination with the Federal and State government I will say has been great."


I'm sure that was quite a circle jerk.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:33 | 2929896 10mm
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Circle jerk indeed.A Mullato,heb and a wop.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:24 | 2929638 Uncle Remus
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I prefer wardrobe malfunctions on a weather wench whilst they flap in front of the green screen.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:30 | 2929675 Angry White Dude
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Sandy gave these apartments new floor to ceiling views:

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