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Hurricane #Sandy - Live coverage by ATS members

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by MrWendal
The size of a hurricane has very little to do with storm surge. Katrina had an 11 foot storm surge on a city that was actually below sea level. Current projections for this storm is a storm surge of 6-11 feet (down from 20 feet in earlier reports).


... but the size of the wind field does have an affect on the storm surge. Sandy's wind field is as massive as I have ever seen, and if you'll be hard pressed to find a storm that has had one as large as Sandy's that actually made landfall on this part of the country.

So what if the storm is a Cat 1, Cat 2, or Tropical Storm? The enormous wind field is what is causing the massive surge, on top of the fact there will be a cold Arctic air mass lingering ahead of the storm, which when Sandy interacts with it will lose it's tropical characteristics, but the low pressure will then turn into a massive Nor'easter.

This is not the end of the world, but the authorities are not hyping the situation, and anyone on the coast, and in low lying flood prone areas should be gone by now, and those further inland should be prepared for power outages, and flash floods. Those in the mountains will probably be snowed in for awhile.
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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It's the debris that will be flying about, that will cause cracks upon concrete and metal. With enough hits, even iron towers will fall, becoming new debris. Sandy is massive and high speed pounding winds are expected to last continous for 48 hours.

Sandy is not a normal breeze in Bournemouth park.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Wind direction is now turning strictly horizontal. Rain is coming directly into the window, and it seems like the gusts are now strong enough to cause a little bit of window rattling.

downtown #baltimore
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Just went to top the SUV gas tank. No car lines in gas station in Bloomfield Ave. & Summer Ave. (Newark) if someone needs a refuel.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by unphased
Wind direction is no turning strictly horizontal. Rain is coming directly into the window, and it seems like the gusts are now strong enough to cause a little bit of window rattling.

downtown #baltimore


Get that most days here in the winter (and no, i am not being facetious there). Reason i gave up playing football in the Pennines - sick to death of howling gales and horizontal rain whilst playing on 45 degree plus slopes!

Good luck to all those ATS'ers affected by this. Keep safe and then come back and regale (no pun intended) us with tales of how you got on.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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NY is going to have historic storm surges and flood everything.

Why people are so hung up on numbers and thinking Category 4 hurricanes are the only way that death and destruction happens is ludicrous.

Already on the south shore of Nassau/Queens border there is flooding and it's only going to compounded during the high tide tonight and for the next 30 hrs.

This is bad. It's not a contest, it's about hoping you don't lose everything.


 
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Before dismissing the intensity of a storm, I really wish people would keep in mind data and calculations are one thing, but when they are experiencing it first hand intensity is relative. Obviously it's pretty intense to the person watching water rush into their home or trees falling on their houses and cars. As opposed to the person watching coverage on their tv from a safe distance. On that note I hope everyone is safe and sound regardless of your location.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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While I'm not trying to hype fear in any kind of way, I've gone through 9 hurricanes in my life, all living in South Florida. I can assure you, there is plenty for people to worry about with this storm.

Here are some things to consider about Sandy...

1) Winds grow exponentially more powerful the higher up in elevation you go during a hurricane. Last I checked, NY and Jersey were full of buildings that are absolutely going to experience what the effects of this are like, especially with floors above 10 stories. There's also a good chance that debris will be carried high enough to smash a lot of windows.

2) The streets of NY and Jersey are going to act like wind tunnels, funneling very strong winds into the area. If you've ever stood on the side of a building and then the back of a building on a windy day, you'll know that the vortex of wind created on the backsides of the buildings is going to be extreme.

3) The structures in NY and Jersey are in some cases, hundreds of years old with only minor renovations to keep them standing. When water is driven by wind, it is going to find its way into every crevice in places where people did not think water would find. Mold and rot are quickly going to find their ways into homes everywhere.

4) The housing all throughout the cities in that region are not built for hurricane "code" like they are down south. In Florida, after hurricane Andrew, regulations were passed that forced builders to build to "hurricane spec", which means that glass (at a minimum) has to be able to withstand sustained winds of over 100mph. This is not the case in much of the Northeast.

5) Nobody has ever experienced a hurricane with a storm that is cold enough to require heat after the storm has passed. With no power in the region (guaranteed this will happen), that will mean no heat for a lot of people about to get hit by a mild winter blast. This will wreak havoc on the elderly especially.

No matter how you cut it, it's bad, but please don't down play wind speed as a reason to think this is being overly-hyped. There are millions of people at risk, more so than any other hurricane in existence, so there is a lot of potential for lost life and suffering of many people, and we should all be as compassionate and helpful as we can.

~Namaste



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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Most of us are not minimizing the potential of this storm. It's dangerous for sure.
I'm glad you guys are keeping us updated, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I've been through hurricanes too. Several. But they blow through fairly quickly. It's the longevity of this one that troubles me most.

A lot can happen in two days. Take care and stay with us as long as you can. I am in the clear with this one.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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Im in washington dc. a friend of mines is up in NY, heres a picture he posted



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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Hello unphased, Essex,MD [near Back River] chiming in at 12:45 pm est.... heavy rain, wind sustained at 25 mph and guest to 35 mph



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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I'm in a coastal community 45 min south of Boston and 2 1/2 hr east of NYC

I'm 1 mile from the wharf. Pics of FB friends page of this wharf 9am flooding the parking lot.
Very windy.
Humid some mild rain.

When we came home last night we had a message of evacuation in our town.
The full moon is tonight and they are warning of of the high tide and flooding.
This wharf has markers from the '38 hurricane - I just hope it doesn't get that high.

Last year we lost power for 3 days after Irene.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Springfield, Mass here. Not too bad yet. Expected to be worse for the next few hours, so far just some sideways rain, 20mph sustained and about 40mph rare gusts. Varied sporatic outages throughout the county due to fragile limbs from last Halloweens 2ft snowstorm.
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Here is a live video feed from Point Pleasant, New Jersey

rt.com...

stay safe folks



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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seawall in Narragansett RI swiped it from a friend




posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Nudgeme
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Hello unphased, Essex,MD [near Back River] chiming in at 12:45 pm est.... heavy rain, wind sustained at 25 mph and guest to 35 mph



Stay safe.

Wind is kicking up more and more down here near the harbor. Gusts now have me questioning the construction of quite a few fences and balconies including my own (rooftop and second level). Rain is falling in a generally eastward direction because of the wind.

downtown #baltimore

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by Rastafari



Im in washington dc. a friend of mines is up in NY, heres a picture he posted


Keep those coming if you can. Advise your friend to stay safe of course, but I think a lot of us are simultaneously curious about our own situation, and the impact on #NYC.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Wishing everyone the most safest next few days with this weather anomaly. Metaphysical assistance as best as possible. God Bless and be careful.

NAMASTE*******



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Starting to get underway here. Rain and gusts of wind. The rain is ice cold as some other people were saying. Apparently this is only the beginning.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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great link..crazy scary to watch..couldnt imagine being there..one more reason to not live by the ocean..




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