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...
Originally posted by outsidethesquare
good luck everyone, hope you get through it safely
Originally posted by atsandy
airborne cow in hurricane down south,
is this real?
edit on 28-10-2012 by atsandy because: (no reason given)
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.
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.