US Superstorm Threat Launches Mass Evacuations (Thread Will Include Updates)

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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by angryhulk
I don't think this is getting the media attention it deserves?...

I found the story here Source

This worries me:



President Barack Obama was monitoring the storm and working with state and locals governments to make sure they get the resources needed to prepare, administration officials said




"It's really frightening," Alice Stockton-Rossi said. "But you know how many times they tell you, 'This is it, it's really coming and it's really the big one' and then it turns out not to be? I'm afraid people will tune it out because of all the false alarms before ... (but) this one might be the one."


If government officials have been monitoring this for sometime and aren't prepared to highlight the issue formally as a matter of urgency through their media outlets, how do they expect the general public to take this seriously? And at the same time professionals are adamant that this is the real deal...


This actually has been covered heavily in the media for days.
I live in the Northeast, and it has been the main story on all media for days, warning people to prepare. The local emergency departments have been preparing for days and have shelters set up.

The stores have mostly bare shelves around here, because everyone has been stocking up for several days. There is no way to get a generator, batteries, propane, or other emergency supplies if you don't have them already.




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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It has been covered VERY heavily here in the US. Local media as well as national media has been covering this for several days.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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good luck everyone, hope you get through it safely



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by outsidethesquare
good luck everyone, hope you get through it safely


Seconded, totally.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:25 PM
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Shinn from Trenton, NJ radio station 'PST shared this photograph snapped by a listener in Wildwood, NJ within the hour. It shows storm surge flooding flooding the area.



I am sure this is a few hours old, considering its dark now, but it's a view of what
they saw today anyway.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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SUPERMAKETING SHELVES BEING EMPTIED- LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 28 - (THREAD UPDATE)






LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 28: Connie of Long Beach grabs the few remaining water bottles from the shelves at the Waldbaums grocery store as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Long Beach, New York.


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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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thanks for help keeping everyone updated with the images



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by atsandy
airborne cow in hurricane down south,

is this real?

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It's from the movie Twister



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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That's one nice thing about where I live. We get nothing. Absolutely nothing. Only 1 tornado ever 10 years or so. And it's usually nothing major. We do get cold winters though, but I guess we're kinda use to it. I can't image having to cope with this kind of crap. Actually I'm glad I found this, I was gonna head that way in a few weeks.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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reading about it is one thing, but i think the pictures add so much dimension to it.
its kind of hard to look at the pictures that are coming out of there and realize that
this is just the start, the 'bad' part has not got there yet...

I'll post any i find in the next few days to help give a visual to what is going on.

Glad to help out.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Hurricane Sandy Expected To Bring Massive Power Outages - UPDATE






With Hurricane Sandy hurtling toward the Mid Atlantic, utilities up and down the East Coast have put thousands of power line workers and tree-cutting crews on the ready, and thousands of reinforcements are being brought in from states beyond the storm's reach.


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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Just a idea, for any facing the possibility of power loss.


Find a tub of lard, cooking oil, type, crisco, or generic, which ever, find a piece
of cotton string, open container cover string in grease use something long to push one
end to the bottom of the container, fill in the area you created putting the string down
the middle and light.

You have a Candle that can last to up to 45 days.

I know this is kind of off topic, but could serve useful for some if in the path of this storm.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by Signals

LIVE VIDEO FEEDS -



TIMES SQUARE

CONEY ISLAND

STATUE OF LIBERTY

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

MIDTOWN

ATLANTIC CITY

DC


More - > www.earthcam.com...


Thanks for those links! Question is, how long will they stay active?



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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Only consistent monitoring and time will tell!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Forgive my ignorance but how far into the storm are most of you. I've not really been following this up to now (ashamed to say) - but is the storm approaching, passing or fading?

How many days do you expect it to last?

What type of damage? Wind? Floods? Tsunamis? Power cuts?

This sounds big and I hope everyone is fine and it soon passes.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Went to the supermarket just to do some regular shopping yesterday. The storm was in the back of my mind but when I got there it was like a madhouse couldn't even find my oreos.

There have been no evacuations here except for the elderly on respirators, but they are shutting down the subway later.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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I agree - pictures add dimension. The frankenstorm -




Here in NY not much happening yet. Wind starting to pick up but still not too strong - worst should be tomorrow evening with the high tide storm surge.


Sandy's storm surge will be capable of overtopping the flood walls in Manhattan, which are only five feet above mean sea level. On August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought a storm surge of 4.13' and a storm tide of 9.5' above MLLW to Battery Park on the south side of Manhattan. The waters poured over the flood walls into Lower Manhattan, but came 8 - 12" shy of being able to flood the New York City subway system. According to the latest storm surge forecast for NYC from NHC, Sandy's storm surge is expected to be at least a foot higher than Irene's. If the peak surge arrives near Monday evening's high tide at 9 pm EDT, a portion of New York City's subway system could flood, resulting in billions of dollars in damage. I give a 50% chance that Sandy's storm surge will end up flooding a portion of the New York City subway system.


www.wunderground.com...

Great view of lower Manhattan here -
statue of liberty camera
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by mr-lizard
Forgive my ignorance but how far into the storm are most of you. I've not really been following this up to now (ashamed to say) - but is the storm approaching, passing or fading?

How many days do you expect it to last?

What type of damage? Wind? Floods? Tsunamis? Power cuts?

This sounds big and I hope everyone is fine and it soon passes.


This storm killed about 61 people in the Caribbean.

The eye of the storm has not yet made landfall on the continent. This is expected tomorrow:
www.nhc.noaa.gov...

Since the storm is so huge that its effects are already being felt in coastal areas. The surge is dangerously high.
The additional danger is this storm meeting up with a nor'easter when going over the continent.

We have been told to expect and prepare for flooding, dangerous winds, possible heavy snow and extended power failures. The effects of the storm itself will be felt for several days.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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There's an interactive Google Crisis Map tracking Hurricane Sandy.

Lots of links to valuable information as well.




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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Thanks for your replies. Stay safe and warm and dry,






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