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  • Dirtbox 30 Oct 2012 01:53:08 77,454 posts
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    I watched a substation go up like that at the top of my street years ago, pretty cool. Don't know why you're getting all sharted up over this, a little flooding and some strong wind is hardly apocalyptic.

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  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 02:05:41
    Bit more than a little flooding. I don't think anyone's calling it an end of the world event, but it's actually worse than was predicted (for NY at least), which is pretty strange in the current media climate of worst-case scenarios times a bajillion predictions. Won't know the actual extent of the damage until the storm's properly passed.

    Edited by meme at 02:06:05 30-10-2012
  • neilka 30 Oct 2012 02:16:13 15,623 posts
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    Are your ducks okay Gremmi
  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 02:17:10
    They're a bit cold. It's chilly here tonight.
  • Dirtbox 30 Oct 2012 02:18:12 77,454 posts
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    Devastating.

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  • Dirtbox 30 Oct 2012 02:24:42 77,454 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Bit more than a little flooding. I don't think anyone's calling it an end of the world event, but it's actually worse than was predicted (for NY at least), which is pretty strange in the current media climate of worst-case scenarios times a bajillion predictions. Won't know the actual extent of the damage until the storm's properly passed.
    Sure it's a little flooding, I meant it in that Manhattan isn't exactly huge. It's an area that doesn't have the infrastructure to deal with it so it'll be a lot worse off. As for predictions, I don't think they were that far off the mark, although there are hardly 11 foot walls of water crashing through the streets.

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  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 02:45:53
    There were 13ft surges recorded. Granted, it wasn't rushing down Times Square, but that was always in the realms of fiction. The big issues now are heavy rain for the next day or two coupled by a cold front bringing freezing temperatures and snow. Like I said, the extent of the damage won't be clear just yet, but so far it has actually been worse than the predictions for NYC.

    Edited by meme at 02:46:06 30-10-2012
  • Dirtbox 30 Oct 2012 02:51:34 77,454 posts
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    No, the water gradually pooled at 13 feet deep in some places. Hardly the same thing. I don't mean to be contrary, but until it's blown over, it's a bit silly to be all sensationalist about something that makes most of us uneasy anyway.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 02:56:11 30-10-2012

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  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 02:55:22
    Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, threatening its subways and the electrical system that powers Wall Street. At least 10 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm, which brought the presidential campaign to a halt a week before Election Day.
    From AP.
  • Dirtbox 30 Oct 2012 02:57:27 77,454 posts
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    Over a period of about 6 hours. I've got friends there who have been telling me about it while we played d&d earlier. Until they lost power, that is.

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  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 03:06:29
    Yes. That's more than was predicted, as were most other estimated things. Which is why most people are a bit agog about it at the moment, considering it's probably the first time the press have managed to underestimate things. When they say "11ft surges, mass evacuations" most people, myself included, thought that actually meant "wear wellies if you go out, it'll be a bit wet, probably don't bother going to the shops".

    Though I'm still channeling memories of Michael Fish's "nah, don't worry about it", so I'm probably just bias against weathermen.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Oct 2012 03:19:22 9,705 posts
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    So has the worst of the storm passed?
  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 03:21:22
    CNN just had a hilariously mis-timed cut-off. Reporter arsing around interviewing people, noticed some live wires thrashing about and got the cameraman to film them - talked for a moment about how dangerous they were and went "so if you see any live wires like this, don't go near-"

    Then it cut off.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Oct 2012 03:24:56 9,705 posts
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    Ha, saw that just now. He had got cut off a few minutes earlier too.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 30 Oct 2012 04:10:56 9,705 posts
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    CNN headline on the screen right now:

    'THIS IS REALLY DANGEROUS'
  • fletch7100 30 Oct 2012 06:16:49 6,916 posts
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/us-storm-sandy-exelon-oystercreek-idUSBRE89T08F20121030

    Report about new jersy oyster creek nuclear power station. Station is closed for refuelling

    However first couple of lines are interesting to read


    Exelon Corp declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Monday, warning that a further rise in water levels could force operators to use emergency water supplies from a fire hose to cool spent uranium fuel rods.
  • sport 30 Oct 2012 08:37:52 12,507 posts
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    fletch7100 wrote:
    Exelon Corp declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Monday, warning that a further rise in water levels could force operators to use emergency water supplies from a fire hose to cool spent uranium fuel rods.
    Hmmmm, could get dicey if the temperature raises by another few fukushimas. Anyone heard from meme?
  • fletch7100 30 Oct 2012 08:48:47 6,916 posts
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    sport wrote:
    fletch7100 wrote:
    Exelon Corp declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Monday, warning that a further rise in water levels could force operators to use emergency water supplies from a fire hose to cool spent uranium fuel rods.
    Hmmmm, could get dicey if the temperature raises by another few fukushimas. Anyone heard from meme?
    Never would happen in the UK. Mainly because we would probably still have a hose pipe ban on
  • Bremenacht 30 Oct 2012 12:26:40 17,600 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    CNN headline on the screen right now:

    'THIS IS REALLY DANGEROUS'
    Reporters are mad. I'm going to stand at the top of a cliff and have someone video me: "THE CLIFF IS JUST INCHES AWAY!!! I COULD FALL OFF AT ANY MOMENT!! THIS IS REALLY DANGEROUS!!!"
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 30 Oct 2012 12:39:31 6,654 posts
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    Yeah this is pretty worrying.
  • Commander-Keen 30 Oct 2012 13:10:10 806 posts
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    They should've called it Hurricane Torres.

    It would've missed absolutely everything.
  • oceanmotion 30 Oct 2012 14:21:33 15,641 posts
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    [img]http://i.imgur.com/hC8Q6.jpg

    [img src=http://i.imgur.com/5K6vP.jpg[/img]



    Edited by oceanmotion at 14:22:36 30-10-2012
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  • w00t 30 Oct 2012 14:29:10 11,047 posts
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    Interesting read.

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • coastal 30 Oct 2012 15:11:34 5,377 posts
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    @woot, BBC Radio 4/5 have mentioned the 69 Caribbean deaths from Sandy and News 24 were running a piece last night on it's impact on the islands. But i'd have to agree with you. White news for white people. :-/

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • X201 30 Oct 2012 15:47:15 15,124 posts
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    Fake storm images doing the rounds on Twitter, Facebook, etc

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/2012/oct/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photos
  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 15:49:35
    The (real) one of the tanker washed up on Staten Island is interesting.
  • smoothpete 30 Oct 2012 16:01:24 31,320 posts
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  • Bremenacht 30 Oct 2012 17:19:26 17,600 posts
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    coastal wrote:
    @woot, BBC Radio 4/5 have mentioned the 69 Caribbean deaths from Sandy and News 24 were running a piece last night on it's impact on the islands. But i'd have to agree with you. White news for white people. :-/
    Then again, Port-au-Prince isn't the same sort of place as London or New York. We see little in common with it. Most people have never been there. Most people know something of New York, whether we've been there or not, so we're interested.
  • jonsaan 30 Oct 2012 17:21:25 25,326 posts
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    Sky news seem almost crestfallen at the relativley low death count...

    FCUTA!

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