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Sandy's State-By-State Impact Forecast

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The latest state-by-state forecast from the Wunderground weather wizards:

Maine

• Storm tide and surge: 1 to 2 feet of storm surge on top of tides.
Wind: 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Spotty power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees.

Massachusetts

• Storm tide and surge: Up to 4 feet of storm surge on top of tides, with a 10-20% chance of surge exceeding 5 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Buzzards Bay, MA is 7-8 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Woods Hole, MA is 6-7 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Nantucket, MA is 6-7 feet.

Wind: 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1.5 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Spotty power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees

Rhode Island

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 10-20% chance of surge exceeding 5 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Newport, RI is 8-9 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Providence, RI is 10-11 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Block Island, RI is 7-8 feet.

Wind: 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1.5 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Spotty power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees

Connecticut

• Storm tide and surge: 6 to 9 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 60% chance of surge exceeding 5 feet west of Bridgeport. Surge will be worse as you move west along the Connecticut coastline.

Storm tide forecast for New London, CT is 8-9 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Bridgeport, CT is 14-15 feet.

Wind: 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening
• Rain: Widespread totals from 1.5 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are possible as wind takes down branches and trees

New York

• Storm tide and surge:
Long Island Sound -- 6-7 feet on top of tide with a 50% chance of exceeding 7 feet. Storm tide forecast for Port Jefferson is 13-14 feet.
Manhattan -- 4-5 feet on top of tide with a 40% chance of exceeding 7 feet.
Staten Island -- 4-5 feet on top of tide with a 60% chance of exceeding 7 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Montauk, NY is 7-8 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Port Jefferson, NY is 13-14 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Kings Point, NY is 12-13 feet.
Storm tide forecast for The Battery, NY is 9-10 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Bergen Pt, NY is 10-11 feet.

Wind: Long duration, damaging winds expected. 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 80 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and night.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 2 to 4 inches, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches, especially in the higher elevations. 1 to 2 inches PER HOUR are expected where the heaviest rain bands set up.
• Inland Flooding: Widespread urban flooding is expected Monday and into Tuesday. Fast-responding streams are expected to flood, as well. The flooding will be exacerbated by blockages in storm drains as well as rising storm tide.
• Power outages: Power outages are possible, even likely, as wind takes down branches and trees.

Pennsylvania

• Storm tide and surge: 1 to 2 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 30-40% chance of surge exceeding 3 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Philadelphia, PA is 8-9 feet.

Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 4 to 10 inches, with the highest amounts mainly from Philadelphia metro southward. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday. RIver flooding is possible.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

New Jersey

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 30-50% chance of surge exceeding 7 feet. Surge will be worse as you move north along the New Jersey coastline.

Storm tide forecast for Sandy Hook, NJ is 10-11 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Atlantic City, NJ is 9-10 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Cape May, NJ is 9-10 feet.

Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 4 to 10 inches. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday. RIver flooding is possible.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

Delaware

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides, with a 20% chance of surge exceeding 6 feet.

Storm tide forecast for Reedy Point, DE is 8-9 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Lewes, DE is 9-10 feet.

Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 4 to 10 inches. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Significant urban and small stream flooding is possible, which could linger into Tuesday. RIver flooding is possible.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

Maryland and Washington D.C.

• Storm tide and surge: 4 to 5 feet of surge is possible on top of tides on the ocean coast, with a 10-20% chance of surge exceeding 6 feet.
Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast, and will also be stronger along the ridges.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, especially in the D.C. metro. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Moderate to major flooding is possible on the smaller creeks and streams. Flooding is also possible on the larger mainstream rivers beyond Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

Virginia

• Storm tide and surge: 2 to 4 feet of surge is possible on top of tides on the ocean coast.

Storm tide forecast for Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA is 6-7 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Wachapreague, VA is 7-8 feet.
Storm tide forecast for Kiptopeke Beach, VA is 6-7 feet.

Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast, and will also be stronger along the ridges.
• Rain: Widespread totals from 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, especially in the D.C. metro. Heavy rain is expected to begin Sunday night, with the heaviest occurring Monday night into Tuesday.
• Inland Flooding: Moderate to major flooding is possible on the smaller creeks and streams. Flooding is also possible on the larger mainstream rivers beyond Tuesday.
• Power outages: Power outages are likely as wind takes down branches and trees.

North Carolina

• Storm tide and surge: 2 to 4 feet of surge is possible on top of tides.

Storm tide forecast for Duck Pier, NC is 7-8 feet.

Wind: 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will occur Monday afternoon and evening and into Tuesday. Wind speeds will increase closer to the coast, and will also be stronger along the ridges.
• Rain: An additional 1 to 3 inches possible overnight Sunday.
• Inland Flooding: Flood threat is tapering off as Sandy moves north.
• Power outages: Sporadic power outages are possible as wind breaks branches off trees.


 


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:00 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Just so you all know... If francis_sawyer ever gets banned from ZH... I'm coming back as FRANKENSTORM...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Ruffcut
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Never let a crisis go to waste...

AP- "Massive power outages have caused security systems to fail. THe NY Federal Reserve reports that their gold reserves were stolen."

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment duo
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Those beachfront houses in the Hamptons are going to be hit hard. I guess that can be considered bullish, except for the insurers.
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:12 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I'm sure some good people live there...and they will be helped by divine providence.

 

Those other guys....maybe not so much.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:13 | Link to Comment Spirit Of Truth
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And I dare say this storm is about "divine providence": http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-king-is-coming.html

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:21 | Link to Comment N. B. Forrest
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I used to laugh at evacuations as a waste...  That is until my neighborhood burnt down this summer.  I live in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:43 | Link to Comment ZackAttack
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I had no idea God would take Trumptrolling so seriously...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:17 | Link to Comment bingo was his name
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Remember flood insurance is run by FEMA so we will funding lots of those folks rebuilding efforts

After Katrina lots of insurance companies argued that flooding caused the damaged to peoples homes and refused to pay.  The lucky ones had flood insurance and got a check pretty fast.  Of course it bankrupt the Flood insurance program but I digress. 

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:21 | Link to Comment edb5s
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Broken windows, bitchez

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:06 | Link to Comment NewThor
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Like I said,

I've got a real bad feeling about this storm.

Maybe when y'all get done talking about how vastly superior

you guys are to everyone on the planet,

and you're done venting about how 

you hate everyone,

you can show a little humanity.

Maybe. 

Atlantic City flooding already

http://twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan/status/262885138474606592/photo/1/large

and we're over 15 hours from it hitting the mainland.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment NewThor
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Brooklyn flooding.

http://www.businessinsider.com/flooding-in-red-hook-brooklyn-2012-10

And it's sad to find out many here at zerohedge

are no better than Bernanke,

they just don't have anywhere near the power.

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:41 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:32 | Link to Comment Stanley Lord
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If you are worried stop watching the MSM, they are broke, they would cover executions if they could.

Look here:

http://www.weather.gov/

It is a bad rain storm.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment NewThor
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I am only worried that TPTB have divided Americans

so fiercely that there is not a shred of hope for us.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:12 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Can't divide something that was never whole.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:33 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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Interesting to consider what this thing will do to insurers, actually. They're not making shit in a 0% interest environment - we'll see how they cover the payouts.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:44 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Uh.. jack up the rates some more??

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment fuu
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Get another bailout through AIG?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:33 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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If any of those hamptons beach houses lose a shingle that will cost like ten billion right there.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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the houses right along the ocean are not even insurable anymore, yet these assholes build them anyway. few mil in damages? No prob thats FU money for these guys. one interesting thing out there is there is a big american indian community out there. they have done a good job of scouting out empty houses and squatting and robbing them. it's pretty much an epidemic out there....useless hamptons facts....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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Sandy's nanny state by nanny state is more like it.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:19 | Link to Comment bushwarcrime
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Federal Flood Insurance.  Welfare for the rich.  How many Romneyites are refusing their federal flood insurance on principal? 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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35 mph winds and 2-4 inches of rain would be considered a pleasant day here. Of course being east coast maggots it will be worth billions in federal money to them.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:06 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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My thoughts precisely. That's not even a storm here. 35 mph winds is a normal day

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:15 | Link to Comment NewThor
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You two could be the macho-est dudes on the whole internets.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:28 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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We have 35 mph winds three months per year.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:46 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Well when I was a kid, I used to walk to school UPHILL... IN THE SNOW... AGAINST 50 mph winds... (& besides being uphill in both directions, the wind was blowing against you in BOTH directions)...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:03 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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I have friends who actually did this (not the wind part). The bus stop to school was at the top of the hill and after school at the bottom. Mine was the same in both directions so the trip home was with the wind and downhill. Sweet

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:29 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Two questions for the manliest men in man-dom:

1) Do you have gills, are is that too pussy for you?

2) Do you float, or is that only for panty pukes?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:41 | Link to Comment outofhere
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Sound like a couple bundles of brushwood.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:47 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Nah, I'm just in a permanent dizzy state from all the wind. Be safe

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:53 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Cat 7 & 8 hurricanes are a weekly occurrence where I live..

We just go about our normal business...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:04 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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In NYC the challenge is the people.  It's the urine-soaked one-tooth glaring at you with yellow eyes, every day.  It's the gang of poor kids who want to be heard by you.  And when you ignore them, you are approached.  It's that guy on the corner that ruins your night.  It's the gun pointed at you under the bridge - you couldn't help it, you got sucked into when you just wanted to get home.  It's the break-in of your car and all they take is stuff of priceless sentimental value.  It's the line of traffic tickets when you just got your head above water.

The weather is just fun and games, more of an event that everyone talks about because finally, it's God pissing on you, not other men.

You manly mountain men wouldn't last long in the concrete canyons without popping.  Of this, I am certain.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:20 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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NYC has degraded to slightly above zombie apocolpyse status. I try to avoid it at all costs and refuse to take my family in there unless totally necessary. My Dad is a retired cop/marine. A few months ago he parked on 82nd and 2nd. Nice area. He gets out of his car and some dude walks right up in his face and says "give me $20 and I will watch your car". My Dad says "my car is fine and get the fuck out of my face". Guy says "give me some money then or i will fuck up your car while you are gone". My dad (64 but thinks he is 25) gave the guy a few choices which mostly included dying right there. The guy chose to walk away. Same guy a day later stabs some 22yr old girl on the same block crossing the street.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:43 | Link to Comment Stanley Lord
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God Bless your Dad, I live not far from there.

Sorry but the only way to deal with the scum here is not to back down and be a pussy and run away like the MSN tells you to do.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Exactly. He has a conceal and carry and I can tell you that helps bigtime.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:11 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Point of fact, New York has ALWAYS been slightly above apocalyptic status. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment bushwarcrime
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fuckin' ay

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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"In NYC the challenge is the people."

Why would you live there, then?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:20 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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I'm gonna call B U L L S H I T. If you hate it so much, leave. If you love it so much, well then you're just a fucking zombie fool. NO ONE with a net worth under 10 million should want to live anywhere in Bloomberg's filthy feudal fiefdom. Based on your description, you are insane to continue living in such a place. You have not proved anything but your own idiotic bias.

No one is jealous of your city or its subhuman serfs and corporate/state parasite lords. You live in hell. Get over it.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment slackrabbit
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Hands where we can see them Krugman!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:28 | Link to Comment NewThor
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Atlantic City boardwalk's north end is collapsing.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:45 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Pay attention kids:

"...the National Weather Service in New Jersey is begging that people heed warnings, and evacuate if they are asked to. They write, "If you are reluctant [to evacuate], think about your loved ones, think about the emergency responders who will be unable to reach you when you make the panicked phone call to be rescued, think about the rescue/recovery teams who will rescue you if you are injured or recover your remains if you do not survive.""


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment flacon
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I still believe in personal responsibility / personal authority and the rewards/consequences that comes with it. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:02 | Link to Comment libertus
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What about the Vermont? We hobbits are citizens also.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:21 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Is that what the marxists are calling themselves these days?

 

Sorry dude.....it's just that I'm fairly aware of the population breakdown of Vermont.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:39 | Link to Comment libertus
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Some are marxists some are not. The place is a contridiction. Huge support for 2nd Amendment--gay marriage and a general libertarian attitude. However, we also are dependent on the gov in a way that would make our great-grandparents blanch. 

Think of us as gay and over educated, deer hunting, lesbian friendly, white dominated, trustafarians who smoke dope, ski, and build tech companies, love high taxes and pack a huge amount of heat in the form GUNS GUNS GUNS!

You say Marxist--we say capitalists!!! Are they not the same today in the one party state. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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More like 99% are not marxist....

I think of Vermont as Canada's 11th province... it must be the maple syrup...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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"general libertarian attitude"  "love high taxes"

 

Now I know you're full of shit.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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You can be a social libertarian while understanding the role of the collective...

Is that too deep a thought for you to grasp?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:25 | Link to Comment pepperspray
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Clayfooters will survive.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:53 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Is that a State? I thought it was a clothing line or brand of syrup...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:06 | Link to Comment butchtrucks
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In other words this thing has been hyped beyond belief.  For the most part we are talking localised flooding and 40 to 50mph winds up and down the coast.

Inconvenient sure - but hardly the ARMAGEDDON event most of the media would have us believe.

Ridiculous over-reaction - and alas it appears most ZH'ers have brought into it.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:11 | Link to Comment tmorris
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You are irresponsible and stupid! Just the audience Gov. Christie is addressing!!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:13 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Some cool waves and margaritas.....see you boyz at the beach.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:14 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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And it will continue to be hyped so that our leader can survey the damage first hand with Napolean Bloomberg on is right and Cumo on his left as the trio claim their planning prevented thousands from drowning in 3 inches of water.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:32 | Link to Comment NewThor
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This is already 4 inches of rain and the storm doesn't "hit" for 15 more hours.

http://twitpic.com/b8gxwm 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:31 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Can I ask where you are NewT?

Better safe than sorry all around folks.

It's never too late till it is too late.

Then it's too late.

ori

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:49 | Link to Comment mendolover
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Yes.  And we can all look forward to the incessant presstitute media videos of the man-in-lieu of our president doing fly overs of the damage in his Marine One with the faux look of concern on his mug.   ) :

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:03 | Link to Comment Sofa King
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Hype-shmipe. Was just down on a tug at a yard in NY Harbor and the water is coming over the piers, already. They're fucked tonight. Their words, not mine...and we're not taking about pussy-boy traders, either. These are actual men.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:50 | Link to Comment augustusgloop
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Not going to be Armageddon, but not so far fetched..

PBS interview w/ Joe Pollock: Inside Indian Point.

"We designed ourselves for a flood. The worst flood ever recorded at our plant was 7 feet 6 inches. We designed our plant to be over 15 feet 3 inches before the first water would come over."

Of Sandy, "National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb said Hurricane Sandy's size means some coastal parts of New York and New Jersey may see water rise from 6 to 11 feet from surge and waves."

Again, Pollack: "It would take a hurricane sitting over top, the storm surge preventing the Hudson River from emptying, multiple days of heavy rain and downpour, and the Ashokan Dam upstream failing and releasing 120 billion gallons of water, all concurrently. And with that, it would only get us up to about 14 feet in elevation, giving us another foot of margin.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:07 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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Forecast for us in DC area has been bumped up for hurricane force winds and up to 12" rain...

Generator, check
50 gals fresh water, check.
6 LP cylinders for grill, check.
MRE's, check
Cash and silver, check.
Beer, wine, single malt, cigars, check.

Amazing how prepping for Bernanke's stupidity prepares you for anything else.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:11 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Jersey application for federal disaster relief already filled out - check.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:50 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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How about gasoline for the generators... Or ~ you could just head over to DC Fusors house... Hopefully you'll get there before the winds tear his 30 year old solar panels off the roof... The GOOD NEWS is, if you need to start a bonfire & your matches are wet, you can just turn on the ignition switch to his Chevy Volt...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment Carl Spackler
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Francis, you are in rare form today.

 

Sargeant Hulka prepared you boys well.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:19 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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No guns for looters?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:23 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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We shoot looters down in Dixieland.....kinda on purpose actually.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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"If you shoot them at the threshold, be sure to drag them in and shoot 'em again."

-Olde Virginy axiom

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:37 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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If you had a 6 ft surge in DC imagine all the toupee's floating around

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:08 | Link to Comment spdrdr
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Umm, what's the fuss all about?

Gust speed up to 100 km/h?  It's a Cat 1 storm, almost not a hurricane.

Try Cyclone Yasi at Cardwell, North Queensland, in 2011.

THAT was a tropical storm.

Maximum gust speed 285 km/h, sustained wind speed 215 km/h.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Yasi

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:03 | Link to Comment augustusgloop
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Err. Wind alone does not a superstorm make.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/article.html?entrynum=2278

Last night's 9:30 pm EDT H*Wind analysis from NOAA's Hurricane Research Division put the destructive potential of Sandy's winds at a modest 2.6 on a scale of 0 to 6. However, the destructive potential of the storm surge was exceptionally high: 5.7 on a scale of 0 to 6. This is a higher destructive potential than any hurricane observed between 1969 - 2005, including Category 5 storms like Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Camille, and Andrew. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment johnnymustardseed
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Hundreds will die, including or friends in Ocean City who are going to "ride it out"... People don't get that the ocean is going to move twenty miles inland

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Frastric
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Jesus Christ! England gets a storm like this at least once a year! Winds of 70-80mph and sometimes gusts of 100+ mph and there isn't this hullabullo and it is not catastrophic. As usual this storm is overhyped with doom, I say to all you doomster American media douches; you want something to really shit yourselves?

The dormant supervolcano at Yellowstone!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:21 | Link to Comment Mitzibitzi
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Yeah, North Wales got worse weather than Sandy is expected to bring just a few weeks ago. Took a few trees down and there was some flooding (a lot in one place near me!) but life went on more or less as normal.

 

Though saying that, we get this kinda shit regularly so buildings, drains, etc are designed to take it. It's when you don't normally have weather as severe as this that problems start to show. Look at what happens in the UK when we get severe winter weather; heavy snowfall and hard freezing. Because it happens rarely, it causes chaos - we aren't prepared or equipped to handle it. Scandinavian countries and much of the northern US / Canada see it nearly every year, and have the equipment and policies in place and are well practiced in their use, so it's more or less a normal event for them. A pain, but not a catastrophe.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:31 | Link to Comment Frastric
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Every year tropical storms and low powered hurricanes make their way up the East Coast of America, every hurricane that has struck the USA has done one of three things: 1, hit the south coast and dissapated in the Midwest, 2, struck the East Coast and dissapated either around the north of the USA or around the Canadian border, or 3, missed the USA completely.

The USA authorities know this and their are records of powerful hurricanes hitting cities like New York many many years ago. So they've made contingcy plans and a storm like Sandy should cause no serious trouble for them. Sandy appears to be no worse than Irene, and after a few weeks nearly everything was back to normal after Irene. The USA authorities are prepared and are probably issuing these massive evacuation orders to test out few sheeple hurding techniques...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:54 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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In Wales, there are a bunch of centuries old stone houses... In America ~ there are a bunch of houses made of matchsticks & trailer parks... Trailer Parks are well known to be hurricane & tornado magnets... Hence the difference...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:22 | Link to Comment duo
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Scotland gets hit with storms all the time, but I didn't see a lot of trees when I was there last, and they were small.  Compare that to a 40-50 foot tall silver maple, fast growing, really weak branches.

Add that to sewer infrastructure that has been neglected for 30 years to pay for public employee pensions, and the word "shitstorm" will have a new meaning.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:11 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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So I should get hit during Friday early morning... meh.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:11 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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boots on the ground weather update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktAKHww9wPo

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:19 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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according to the map above the storm will be centered directly over Manhattan at 2am, oh wait I guess the eye of what Tom Keene is calling the biggest Atlantic Storm Ever will be passing direcly over Baltimore

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:33 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Baltimore - where the debris meets the sea.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:35 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Whatever the storm does to baltimore can only be considered an improvement.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:19 | Link to Comment machineh
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This was only a test.

Had this been a real emergency, you would have been directed to report to your nearest FEMA camp.

Back to your stations ...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:33 | Link to Comment Sketch
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Had this been a REAL emergency, the NFL would still be using the 'replacement' refs, and DWTS would be "ALL NEW!!!"

/Its now "Illegal" to drive anywhere in Deleware. Can someone please explain to me the difference between Martial Law and a "State of Emergency"?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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A better question is what's the difference between a real state and 3 counties governed by complete idiots.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:47 | Link to Comment machineh
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Have you hugged Joe Biden today?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:22 | Link to Comment max2205
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Hope that whore from Craigslist doesn't take the day off. Got some wood to trim

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Most people in our area (SE Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Valley)) are mainly trying to be ready for an extended power outage. The winds aren't going to be that bad (sustained winds of 35-45 MPH and gusts hitting 75 MPH). The large amount of rain on already saturated ground over approximately 2 days will make trees more likely to blow over onto power lines. Strongest winds will occur this afternoon into Tuesday. The Susquehanna River flooding is not expected to be as bad as it was for Irene. When Irene hit this area, many people went without power for a week. We had our power back after 2 days.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:31 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Waiting it out in broke Harrisburg.1 block off Susquehanna.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:34 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Good luck to you. Listening to Gov. Corbett on WHP 580 right now.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:40 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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At least you'll be co`located to 3 mile island ~ so hopefully your power won't be interrupted... Oh wait...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Waiting it out in broke Harrisburg.

 

Might want to head over to Cabelas and get some raingear Amigo.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:02 | Link to Comment 10mm
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What's block head got to say?He can tour Philly when it's over,it's his favorite place lol.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:07 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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As usual he said nothing significant. Empty suit.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:11 | Link to Comment 10mm
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They all are empty suits.Some are entertaining though.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:50 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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The storm track forecast has been changing a lot but has consistently ended up going directly over Harrisburg.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:08 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Ill be hunkering down in the Capitol itself,work related.They got back up generators.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:28 | Link to Comment AynRandFan
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Chance of yankee hysteria, 100%.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:48 | Link to Comment machineh
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It was the hype-storm of the century ...

and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:22 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Nobody really wants to be stranded in NYC or Baltimore or Philly even 1 night without electricity...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:30 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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I still came in to work today, I have a few internatioal cusotmers but really I am I nuts? I am leaving in a few hours.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:40 | Link to Comment recidivist
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The storm surge, not the wind, is going to do the damage.  There is a lot of property in the impact zone that will be inundated.  For those in low-lying areas, this is not about whining about the wind, it is about not drowning or dying of exposure.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:55 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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This!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:44 | Link to Comment Frastric
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Here's hoping Sandy will cause the Federal Reserve building in New York to collapse onto its own footprint...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:53 | Link to Comment Random
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Stopping and frisking this storm would do the trick imho (tag the storm as Latino/Black for good measure beforehand though).

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:56 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Don't look now, but here comes Al Gore and his band of global warming freaks whose solution is to raise taxes through the UN and then donate these taxes to those poor broke, lazy countries in Europe.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Geruda
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orangegeek, those are many stupid words you are speaking, what is wrong with you?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment bushwarcrime
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Taxes OK, NG.

But two, 100 year cycle storms, in 2 years?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:46 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Some of you morons do not understand math well enough to understand why there were 2 of those storms.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Before you explain it to us, do we need to get a metal collander strapped on our heads? You know, just to be safe...

I hope the math isn't too hard, I only made it to differential tensor calculus...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:56 | Link to Comment whoopsing
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Recidivist is right , the water on the south shore of long Island is litterally piling up. I could not get on the barrier island today (bridge closed) but I could see the surf over the dunes from the mainlland,so yes, the beachfront in the Hamptons (east of here) is getting clobbered right now and the storm has'nt hit yet

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:12 | Link to Comment recidivist
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Go long yacht repair!

The tide was way high yesterday at noon on the Piscataqua River on the NH coast yesterday.  Around noon it was only about 3-4' from the ground floors of the structures closest to the water in New Castle, NH (a swanky town, NOT where I live).  Worse surely to come.

In the worst-affected areas, the storm surge will pick up floating piers off of the tops of their pilings, then the whole pier+all-attached-boats moves out into a mooring field like a rake, sweeping up moored boats like crinkly autumn leaves.  The sounds of crunching fiberglass is very distinctive.  A muffled but sharp crunching, like breaking glass bottles inside a couple of burlap bags. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:38 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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Always found it strange that people would build up infrastructure on a barrier island.  

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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65 dead -- and counting

Bunch of dead pussies...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:01 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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And these were likely Americans.... not those dirty little natives from the Caribbean which don't count for much...

\sarc

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:29 | Link to Comment fuu
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Shhh, you're going to confuse people.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:08 | Link to Comment walcott
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its only rain bitchez!

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:11 | Link to Comment walcott
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A week ago you were bitchin' about drought bitchez.

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:12 | Link to Comment walcott
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VA Beach get your surboards massive waves bitchez!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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The gentle breeze is blowing some of the leaves off the trees... LEAVES OFF THE TREES!!!

 

This is getting serious, guys....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:22 | Link to Comment walcott
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Massive storm surge and rip tide through Manhattan drag some yuppie douchebags out to sea.

Drown bitchez!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:30 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Air Force recon dropsonde just measured central pressure of 945 mb in the eye of #Sandy - the lowest directly measured yet.

Recon is reporting 100 mph surface winds.

35 foot section of Atlantic City Boardwalk floating down what used to be St. Katherine's place

http://instagram.com/p/RXfhKxDL7F

Krugman still pitching a tent...

/in other news, I hope the damn NRC did their job with all those nuclear power plants otherwise... holy fucking hell.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:59 | Link to Comment recidivist
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A recent NRC action was the purge of the regulation-inclined chairman by the three subordinate industry shills.  We had our warning a year ago, did we listen and safeguard backup pumping system power against high water events?  If we have a Fukushima-style (water-induced) nuke plant failure, those promoting less NRC involvement may find the public less receptiive to the message.  Will the voter blame the incumbent or the party that traditionally advocates smaller government?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:46 | Link to Comment Bahamas
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I am very glad I didn't build my house by the oceanside but rather inland....sea view homes might be prettyer , but now, homeowners,  are shoveling sand out of their living rooms.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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As for Sandy closing the NYSE...

Remember Charlie Sheen don't surf....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:03 | Link to Comment Vince Clortho
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Does anyone know where Jon Corzine is?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:43 | Link to Comment monad
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Do you know where your money is?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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Too bad, this could have been the big one!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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live outside OC md, just got in from helping a neighbor cut down a small tree hung up on his powerline. the storm is now off shore here - way off shore - looking to me like it's New England that gets hit or NYC ..winds are gusting here to 30 mH and steady rain- but we have only got 2.5" so far- over hyped fits this thing for MD and DC..further north (nyc/nj and New England) you have a friend about to visit.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment GoldbugVariation
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The article needs updating, the probabilities and levels went up a little in the NOAA 11.00am forecast. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:42 | Link to Comment monad
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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 11:44 | Link to Comment stiler
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one's own death is always a local event.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Dan Conway
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Stimulus!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:41 | Link to Comment monad
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What about California? You know el jefe already filed for disaster aid! Where's our money?!

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