Over 34 dead right now, still finding folks. They wont know the toll on homeless until they drain several tunnels and catchways.
fires in many places, one just TODAY (Tuesday) in a flooded part of Queens destroyed 100 homes.
NYUT Hospital evaced several hundred patients.. including dying babies in NICU/PICU on battery powered respirators
Standing water in tunnels
More than 8.2 million without power.. that includes hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, etc...
FLooded and unusable emergency vehicles and equipment
More than 15,000 flights cancelled
NYstock exchange closed for the second day... hasnt happened in 100 yrs.
countless jobs lost.
Countless shipments disrupted
Nuke plants threatened, including the oldest built nuke plant.
Infrastructure destroyed in many areas.. unknown when it will be repaired or replaced.
ETCETERA, etc, etc, Everything wont be known for days, weeks, months.. by then youll be diustracted by somethig else while these people are still
experiencing personal Armageddon. Isnt sounding real overhyped to me so far.
Im a survivor of Andrew and Mitch, I wasnt there for Katrina, though family was. You cant compare and it sounds absurd to play the "my storm is worse
than yours" because its apples and oranges. You sound moronic. One small point thats overlooked yet the most important is that in the Gulf.. we are
mentally prepared from birth for killer hurricanes.. and we handle it. In NY.. no one is prepared. Some of the ATSers are sick puppies. They NEED to
see bodies floating. They NEED to see sickness, destruction and death.. to feel like they got their monies worth on the show they watch called "the
news"... really screwed up psychology IMO. Freaking sick.
edit on 30-10-2012 by Advantage because: (no reason given)