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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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I'm glad you and all the others are OK. That was one wicked storm.

It's amazing seeing everyone pitching in with advice, comments, and concern. If there's one thing that always pulls human nature together, it's a catastrophe such as this. Even though many of us are geographically separated, it's so refreshing to see the remarks of people you've never met who are actually worried about you.

It's like one big extended family pitching in, keeping everyone else informed, staying up to date on the latest news and events, and posting weather maps, pictures, and live cam links.

For that I want to say THANK YOU to everyone reading this. Even though the worst of it is over, even though there are still 6 million without power, and even though the clean-up is going to take a long time, Mother Nature tends to bring out the best in us.





posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by jhn7537
Some of the affects we're seeing here in Chicago from Sandy.... Lake Michigan & Belmont Harbor Chicago




you cut off the boat



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Glad you guys over there are allright, (England loves you - it cares!.) i still haven't slept yet
Can i get my head down now...




posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 05:47 AM
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Reading today that Verizon offices in Manhatten were (possibly still are?) under about 3 feet of water. As they provide the data services for Wall Street, could this affect the global economy? Do they even run the data services or is that simply media propaganda? I have to confess i have no idea but if true i thought it may be rather important.

Good luck with the clean up to all those affected.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Just heard about this on the news.

20,000 residents trapped by high water in Hoboken, New Jersey.


NBC-TV reported Tuesday night that 20,000 of the 50,000 residents of this city on the west bank of the Hudson River were trapped by high water.

North Hudson Sewerage Authorities estimated there are 500 million gallons of water that needs to be removed. The city said it would take 24 to 48 hours to get rid of it through a combination of natural flow from low tides and pumps that can remove 75 million gallons per day.

Hoboken resident Polina Pinkhasova, a 27-year-old engineering student, has been volunteering at a shelter in the city, where water is still 3 feet deep in spots and the power remains out.

"Once the sun sets, complete darkness," she told the Associated Press. "You really can't see anything."


The National Guard is now there to help evacuate residents and pump out the water.

New Jersey National Guard troops arrived in Hoboken just before midnight Tuesday to deliver emergency supplies and help pump out millions of gallons of floodwater trapping a reported 20,000 of the city's 50,000 residents.

The city of Hoboken, which asked the Guard to bring in high-wheeled vehicles to cope with the high water, announced the arrival on the troops on its Twitter feed.

"We have two payloaders and we're trying to go in where we can to help people, but we have small city streets and payloaders cannot fit down (them)," Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in an interview on MSNBC Tuesday night.

"We've got live wires in the waters, and the waters are completely contaminated and getting more contaminated," she said. "It's rain water mixed with sewage water; it's becoming more sewage water."

usatoday.com

Hope everything goes well for them, sounds like a bad situation.

Other links:
twitter.com/CityofHoboken
facebook.com/Hoboken



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Hi. Sandy hit Quebec yesterday so I couldn't log in ATS.

It wasn't THAT bad around here. But electricity did fail, and trees broke.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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First, condolences to the familes of the victims who died, to the injured and to the many millions without electricity with an approaching winter. No mere words can take away the pain felt, but the living must carry on living. It would be what those whom had passed on wanted.

Next, thanks to all who had prayed that lives be saved. Compared to the high loss of lives in other states and other nations even in normal storms, it is a miracle that many more lives had been spared in this once in a lifetime superstorm.

Sandy is still alive, but the arctic winds from the north had prevented it from moving much. It's hot winds had slowed down and had dispersed much of the cold northern winds to a wider and spread out area in USA. Canada and northern border states will be facing the cold and snow for quite a while yet.

For those in USA facing the aftermath of Sandy, many would be traumatized, by pain, tragedy and loss. Even though life saved is precious, some will find it difficult to comrehend the material loss of what they had built up over the years, understandly so. No one needs to suffer alone, nor will they be alone.

This is the time State media can help, but not by dictating to the citizens on what to do. Rather, listen to the people, give the opportunity to pour out their grief and pain. It will be theurapatic. Open up the lines, and set up even town hall style meetings.

Officials should acknowledge errors if any, and correct any half truths, misconceptions or lies over the disaster. In this manner, through open sharing and discussions, will trust be build up between administrators and citizens. This is confidence building and only by confidence can the state be rebuilt again, to progress and evolve. 'Cleaning up' after a disaster begins from one's mind, not just picking up a broom to sweep one's yard.

Mankind are fools if they think they are the cause of climate change or can challenge Nature. Nature is as old as time, and we mere mortals are but only centuries old, with much to learn yet about its unknown forces and might.

We humans can only adapt to Nature. Some of the things we can do would be to avoid contaminating our waters, foul our air with manufacturing fumes, selling fertile lands meant for crops to fuel property or factory bubbles, etc.

USA can take hope with the survival through Superstorm Sandy intact as a society with only minimal loss of lives and property, something which no other nation can lay claim to.

What property that was lost and damage, can be rebuilt again. What one have not, those who have, will share. Together as a society, we had proven we can and will adapt, to progress and evolve, to build a better and brighter future courageously, leaving none behind, not only for ourselves, but be a beacon of hope and strength for future human generations.

We ...survived, and made it through the superstorm as one...



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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I have relatives up in Ashtabula (Saybrook) siding was blowing off their friggin' house, they/we are used to the constant 15-20 mph breeze that comes off the lake and the house is built for some wind, but to have siding blowing off and also the wind was pushing the rain through their windows and patio door. All good today, but no power!



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Here, I tried to start a reasonable thread about the economical importance of NYC, countrywide and globally, started to get a bit nasty though...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Peace.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Jersey City on total lockdown from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. after rash of store break-ins, officials say



After 24 people were arrested last night on charges of breaking into stores, Jersey City has imposed a city-wide curfew on pedestrians and all businesses overnight, officials said today. "We have to provide for the welfare and safety of all our residents" during the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy said. "This limitation will assist us in achieving this goal." Pedestrians must be off the streets in all areas of the city from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow, Jersey City spokesman Stan Eason said. All businesses in the city must be closed during that period, Eason said.


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Bellevue Hospital Is Being Evacuated Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City’s flagship public hospital, is evacuating about 500 patients, hospital officials said moments ago. Bellevue, which is in Manhattan near the East River but not in the worst of the flood zone, has been operating on backup generators. Its lobby has been dark, with other lights working intermittently, doctors said. The health department has authorized “surge capacity plans,” hospital officials said. Appeals for other hospitals to take Bellevue patients have been marked “URGENT” and “ASAP.”



New Jersey Town Issues 'Gridlock Alert' The police department of Morristown, N.J., issued a “Gridlock Alert,” via text message on Wednesday afternoon, reading: “Avoid Morristown. Gas stations are out of fuel, please make other arrangements.” A local news site, Morristown Green, reported Wednesday morning from a Getty Station where more than 100 cars were in a long line, “Gas station attendants said delivery trucks have not arrived in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; Morristown police were dispatched to break the news to long lines of unhappy motorists.” Berit Ollestad, a Morristown Green reporter, posted video of the line of cars on YouTube.


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New York City Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Service As of November 1


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The state Attorney General’s Office is investigating around 100 allegations of price gouging at gas stations said to be taking advantage of consumer demand during a state of emergency, in violation of state law. “We’ve been hearing about gas stations selling for more than $5 gallon,” Eric Kanefsky, the acting director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, said this afternoon. Kanefsky said retailers taking advantage of the post-storm demand by boosting prices more than allowed by law would be penalized.


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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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And this not even 3 full days into the aftermath. People need to stop and think. The worst of some people come out in situations like this. Just as the best in some people come out. Let's hope the best wins out....

Des



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Glad to hear all are safe.
This is going to take awhile to clean up.
To get back to normalcy,if that is possible in some areas.

Every time we had we had a hurricane that was bad,the only people allowed in were residents and people helping with the recovery efforts.
So any plan to travel to those areas affected should or will be put of for quite awhile.

Think about Katrina and New Orleans,and how long that took to recover.

en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Strange noise's in the sky recorded during Hurricane Sandy!
www.youtube.com...
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edit on 31-10-2012 by Whysoseries420 because: I messed up lol =D



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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What in God's name does this have to do with hurricane Sandy....


Des



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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What in God's name does this have to do with hurricane Sandy....


Des


Because they were recorded during Hurricane Sandy. I should edit it to say that lol!



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by Whysoseries420

Originally posted by Destinyone
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What in God's name does this have to do with hurricane Sandy....


Des


Because they were recorded during Hurricane Sandy. I should edit it to say that lol!


Wind...all I heard on all your links, was wind.



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Get your hearing checked or buy better headphones!



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by Whysoseries420
Strange noise's in the sky recorded during Hurricane Sandy!
www.youtube.com...
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www.youtube.com...
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edit on 31-10-2012 by Whysoseries420 because: Retitled the message!


Really?
Wind noise as it would sound blowing on a mic?
It's a freaking hurricane,sirens going off,transformers blowing and so on..........................



posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Just like to point out that last one said it was in germany so not sure if that one belongs here.
As for the other three i do hear a noise it could be sirens but other than that no clue here.....

Also if you have strange noises they should be reported here. ATS
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by lurksoften
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Just like to point out that last one said it was in germany so not sure if that one belongs here.
As for the other three i do hear a noise it could be sirens but other than that no clue here.....


Fixed =D





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