posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 02:17 AM
Not to disregard the utter clusterf**k that this is, but the OP lives one or two blocks from the ocean on an island, the island is shot through with
underground tunnels, there's an arriving hurricane with some of the lowest pressure readings ever, a storm surge coming in at high tide,
days' worth of warning, and OP is surprised when the ground starts flooding precipitously??? Has all the Bible-thumping the US now indulges
in completely negated any hope of rational thought? Is everybody too busy watching Fox News to learn anything actually, y'know; real and useful?
In some of the later postings, people are already talking about burying power lines and the hopefulness of a 'rebuilding' process. Uhhh... do you
really think that rebuilding in this area or anywhere near it, is sensible? Staten Island is shattered, the local diesel tanks are leaking toxic
waste, 500,000 people live there with only one reported barely functioning hospital, the water, power and cable lines are down and flooded with salt
water (corrosion anyone?) and by the time you even start rebuilding houses, etc., you can bet your last dollar that another storm will arrive. And
another, another and another. This isn't so much unprecedented as it is the first warning shot across the bow that living near the coastline during
a time of rising ocean levels and warmer seas is not a sustainable choice.
And OP's comments about fake repairmen and authority figures coming and robbing people is just the sort of rumor that always gets started when people
are scared (and it's dark). I doubt she saw anything of the sort herself, and she certainly didn't walk miles to get to a phone; not if the roads
were all flooded... what we are reading here is the voice of a panicked, scared person in unimaginable circumstances. My thoughts are with everyone,
but fergawdsakes, plan on living somewhere else from now on. New York City is a death trap and this proves it. That reality will not change no
matter how much 'rebuilding' they decide to do.