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Hurricane #Sandy - Live coverage by ATS members

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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:48 AM
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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Thank you! Glad we have mods that are staying on top of this!!



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:51 AM
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:51 AM
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For you - I am sending you as much peace as you need. It is so obvious that you are in great pain and in need of support yourself. They are only my thoughts but I send them to you anyway - you take as much peace as you need - there is plenty on this planet - I just connected you.

Much Peace...



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by Amanda5
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There are many people on this planet who are complicit with heinous crimes against people, animals and the ecology - their race has nothing to do with it. You cannot condemn an entire country just because of the psychopathic leaders - that is narrow thinking. Plenty of people campaign against injustice - some in public and some in private.

What is happening with Sandy is much more than a storm and it would be no less sad if it were another country - innocent people and defenceless animals are going to be devastated, left homeless and even die. This thread is about Sandy and about sending thoughts and comments designed to stimulate the intellect and consciousness of readers - not to start kicking into people when they are down. Generalising is not what intellectual people do.

Much Peace...
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You deserve it. Every single one of you deserves Sandy and whatever else Mother Nature sends your way .
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What an extremely insensitive thing to post, oh but of course this is the reaction you were hoping for wasn't it ?? You have no place in this thread... Leave your hatred for another place or time. Heartless .

To all that maybe effected, know that most of the world is watching and feeling your pain. Stay safe & dry



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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I was thinking more along the idea of a fire line like a swath/cut like they cut in brush for wildfires. I'm thinking they're prob. having a devil of a time with the winds too.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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U.S. Exelon declares alert at New Jersey reactor due to storm.

www.reuters.com...



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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Yeah NYC is in the cold wet dark, and things just got started. You can't have millions of people without basic needs being met. Whoever didn't go to the super market has no food now. Even if you did, most of it was bought up in a craze by the first few thousand. Everyone else bought what was left.

No power, no heat. No security. My friend is a cop in the Westchester /Bronx area. They might be called into the city for added security. Large commercial areas have been abandoned, which might lead to looting.

The real test is in the next 48 hours give or take, as we will see how people react, especially those that don't have provisions.

The people factor might weigh in heavily. NYC is a strong city of diverse communities, all with solidarity and a sense of community. I just hope the bad apples scattered all over the place don't make things hard on the rest.
Last thing we need is riots like the early 90´s. A NYC version of Katrina would be just awful.

I wish I could get in touch with my dad. I am sure he is fine, and just has no power, and his cell is out of juice. Still I am sick to my stomach. There are so many people who this will affect. I am thinking of all the elderly I know that live alone, all those kids who only have single moms, sitting in the dark, cold. All my friends and their babies they just had. Jesus.

I can only stomach a little of the news at a time. I am actually grateful that it is not all over the news where I am right now.

Pray for NYC.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:07 AM
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Have attended a bush fire when I was policing - it was the tail end but no less scary. The sound - you could hear the sound and smell the burnt ground before you could see it. I recall that the fireground had been established and the water trucks were patrolling the borders of the fire. We attended a farmhouse built up high and the farmer and his wife seemed really pleased to see us.

I imagine creating a fire line or a fire break in a city is a completely different strategy to a rural area. I imagine a fire line might include police blocking entrances to streets. The fire chief would direct the police as to how much of a radius would be needed. As for the practicalities - like water supply and electrical supplies - particularly with regard to the photograph posted - whoah.

I have absolute respect for fire personnel - they are truly heroes who risk their lives to save lives and property. In my experience they were always at the location first and always looking for who and what they could rescue. Unsung heroes. I purchased a patch for the 9/11 Fire Personnel - I was on duty that night - even though I was a million miles away - they were my sisters and brothers.

Anyway - I strayed. Maybe someone else has fire fighting experience but I have shared what I know. Sometimes fires just have to burn themselves out. I do know that firemen always refer to fire as 'she' and she is a living element.

Much Peace...
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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I imagine created a fire line or a fire break in a city is a completely different strategy to a rural area.....particularly with regard to the photograph posted - whoah.
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Yeah my thoughts exactly....but from what I've read it seems they have been able to get it under control, with the help of the army's trucks....I just know it had to be soooo frustrating for them to not be able to get to it initially. Prayers and white light.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:17 AM
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You're right the next few days will be a test. One thing to keep in mind is that when something like this happens the good usually comes out in people. Such as checking on neighbors,bringing them food,helping clean etc. I am sure the people of New York are no different. I'm sure your father is just fine.Hope you get in touch with him soon.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Focus on the positive...New Yorkers are some of the most resilient and resourceful people around; take a lickin and keep on tickin kind of thing, no??!!
your peeps'll be just fine, and so will your pa. Bet they'll have all kinds of stories to tell when you see them next!!



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 03:30 AM
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:21 AM
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Wow, so much as happened since I last checked on here last night! It was interesting and sad catching up on all of the posts. Stay safe everyone in NYC and NJ! You have a rough road ahead.

Here in Southeast PA, the wind is still blowing but not nearly as bad as last night. Power is out everywhere. We are one of the few lucky ones, according to everyone I have been in contact with. We still have power here! But my parents, brother's family, and other friends are all out of power. The place I work is out of power, and they say it will be at least a few days.

This is the count from our power company right now, although they have been working all night, and the count was higher earlier:
There are currently 396302 customers out of power in 28 counties.

I will see what I can do to help the others, but they are saying to stay off the roads. There are so many power lines and trees down that travel is not safe.

Since I am one of the few with electric, I posted the update re. our company closing on our local news site's list. There is a very long list, so it appears everything is shut down around here. I was also supposed to update our phone message at work, but all I get is that "All circuits are busy" message, so I guess phone lines are down too. I talked to one person so far today who has a land line, and her phone company is out of service, but her cell is working! So much for using land-lines in an emergency.

ETA: The phones not working at the place I work is not due to power. I know the generators are running there, and the phone system and routers are on generator. Someone has already checked that the generator is working.
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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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The right way to handle an at least half-artifical problem.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:49 AM
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Originally posted by talklikeapirat



New York City - No Comment

No.... Or, I don't think so... The trees in the video are tall, straight and have leaves only on the top.... Could be wrong... but IMHO, these are palm trees...and the video was shot in Florida somewhere...



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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When is it going to stop raining?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:54 AM
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cnn reporting a dam in moonachie has burst. 3 towns flooded.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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I don't have much to add other than thoughts and prayers for those effected.
I'm in Chicago and we've had nasty wind all night,I can't imagine how bad it is for the people out east.Seeing some of the pictures this morning,I'm in awe of mother nature.Try to stay safe everyone.

The next few days and weeks are going to be very hard,and there will probably be some desperate people who will do some bad stuff.I hope and I believe that this terrible event will bring out the best of this country.We have been very divided as a nation for a long while now,but the people of America look out for each other.This could help to bring us together as a country. Murica.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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You're right, good catch. Should've given a closer look before posting. That'll teach me. Star for you.



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