posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 08:39 AM
The reason it's such a big deal is because New York is a major economic area, and also as far as I know New Jersey is a major manufacturing area. I
have customers on the West Coast that need parts that only suppliers in the NJ and NY area make and I can't get them, NY + NJ are filled with subway
systems which are now flooded, they are below sea level so there will be no receding water, they will have to pump it all out. That is the main mode
of transportation in NY, besides cabs which as far as I know don't have "hover craft" mode.
As for relation to Katrina, New Orleans has a population of about 360k people...New York City 8-9 million, New Jersey 8 million, as far as I'm
concerned, the U.S. needs these two areas to be operational 365 days a year, I do not fear monger but I'm tired of hearing that this storm is no big
I live near Cleveland, they are not hyping about 20' waves near the lake shore, a major artery into Cleveland is shut down because the waves are
blowing clear across the highway and moving 500 lb. rocks from the breakwall. My Aunt lives up near Ashtabula (on the lake) and she told me her siding
is blowing off and rain is blowing in around her patio door and windows...but no big deal, we're just hyping this, Oh yeah don't forget, up here
it's not a 75-80 degree wind blowing, it's 35-45 degrees. It's snowing in the western half of Ohio and it's been raining in the Eastern half since
Saturday when the cold front started pushing through.
This storm has come inland over Pennsylvania, and unlike hurricanes down south which blow through over night or 2 days max, and make their way
north, this storm has stalled over PA and is now going to slowly start moving north east. WV is getting hammered with snow and they have issued a
blizzard warning, 40-50 mile an hour winds with 1 foot (bottom of the mountains) to 3 feet (top of the mountains) of wet snow and whiteout conditions.
Do any of you southerners know what 2-3 feet of wet snow does to a roof?