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The next "Perfect Storm" threatens east coast

Discussion in 'The OT' started by redsoxfan26, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. redsoxfan26

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

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  2. Jimmy 440

    Jimmy 440 Hall Of Fame

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    J.F.G. I hate working during hurricanes ! I'm doing all my prep work today.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    I'm hoping the forecast on "Sandy" changes to a more positive outlook for all my "brothers and sisters" on the East Coast.... :eek2:
     
  4. Sixto

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    Getting ready. Generator ready, gotta get gas this weekend.
     
  5. 4HiMarks

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    "No one single event can be pointed to as evidence of climate change. Only a pattern of repeated instances of increasingly severe weather can..."

    Oh, wait...

    Holy crap! We're all gonna die!

    ;-)
     
  6. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    Some sooner than later.
     
  7. Matt9876

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    All tracks lining up for north east hit, someones going to get slammed by this storm, some snow forecast show 2 feet or more. :(
     
  8. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    SNOWBLOWER WILL FINALLY GET USED!!!

    note: I bought a snowblower last year in anticipation of a major storm while my wife was pregnant with our daughter. IT IS STILL IN THE BOX. We got no snow worth shoveling last winter. I would like to take it out of the box this year.
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I am happier when the snowblower and generator do not need to be used. :)
     
  10. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    That's OK. looks like the snowblower's not getting used anyway. Freakin' rain.
     
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I like rain. You don't have to shovel it. ;)
     
  12. Sixto

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  13. Carl Spock

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    Sixto, thanks for that map. Now I get it. I had to toggle on and off the storm suge probability screen to understand what's going on. The greatest rush of water is always to the right of a hurricane and if a massive amount of water gets shoved down Long Island Sound, well, New York City is screwed.

    This could be a disaster of epic proportions.
     
  14. Mark Holtz

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    Nice map. Showed it to my manager this morning whose chin promptly dropped to the floor.
     
  15. Henry

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    We pray for the safety of all of those in harm's way.
     
  16. dpeters11

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    This NWS warning from last night is chilling:

    PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
    241 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012

    …AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA…

    SANDY IS EXPECTED TO SLAM INTO THE NEW JERSEY COAST LATER MONDAY
    NIGHT, BRINGING VERY HEAVY RAIN AND DAMAGING WINDS TO THE REGION. THE
    STORM IS A LARGE ONE, THEREFORE DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT CENTER
    OF THE STORM AS ALL AREAS WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

    THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AN HISTORIC STORM, WITH WIDESPREAD WIND
    DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES, INLAND AND COASTAL FLOODING, AND MASSIVE
    BEACH EROSION. THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAVY RAIN AND PROLONGED WIND
    WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR LONG LASTING POWER OUTAGES AND SERIOUS FLOODING.

    PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE WRAPPING UP AS CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
    WORSEN TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY.

    SOME IMPORTANT NOTES…

    1. IF YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO EVACUATE A COASTAL LOCATION BY STATE AND
    LOCAL OFFICIALS, PLEASE DO SO.

    2. IF YOU ARE RELUCTANT TO EVACUATE, AND YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO RODE OUT
    THE `62 STORM ON THE BARRIER ISLANDS, ASK THEM IF THEY COULD DO IT
    AGAIN.

    3. IF YOU ARE RELUCTANT, THINK ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES, THINK ABOUT THE
    EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WHO WILL BE UNABLE TO REACH YOU WHEN YOU MAKE THE
    PANICKED PHONE CALL TO BE RESCUED, THINK ABOUT THE RESCUE/RECOVERY
    TEAMS WHO WILL RESCUE YOU IF YOU ARE INJURED OR
    RECOVER YOUR REMAINS IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE.

    4. SANDY IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM. THERE WILL BE MAJOR PROPERTY
    DAMAGE, INJURIES ARE PROBABLY UNAVOIDABLE, BUT THE GOAL IS ZERO
    FATALITIES.

    5. IF YOU THINK THE STORM IS OVER-HYPED AND EXAGGERATED, PLEASE ERR ON
    THE SIDE OF CAUTION.

    WE WISH EVERYONE IN HARMS WAY ALL THE BEST. STAY SAFE!
     
  17. AntAltMike

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    I remember back in 1978, New England got zonked by "the storm". It was a bizarre snow storm in that it only dropped 1-1/2 to 2 feet, but it dropped it like a blanket, so the traffic didn't have an opportunity to tamp it down. About 3,000 cars got stuck on Route 128, and it took days to get them out because the wreckers could only rescue one or two at a time, as the rest were "packed in" by the ones in front and behind.

    Two or three years later, the forecasters determined that there was about a 10% chance it would happen again, so we all said, "Oh Boy! Were going to be ready for this one", and we bought our milk and bread and made sure our shovels were in our trunks and even carried around pails of sand, and offices and schools were preemptively closed.

    Then we waited... and waited... and waited. But all we got was about 2" of snow . What a disappointment. After that, no one in New England ever bothered to prepare for a forecast storm again.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Very interesting! When did they start with the psychological aspects?

    Are the all caps a leftover from teletype machines or does it make it seem more important?
     
  19. dbstv

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    If you have directv watch all different local network covergae on ch 349
     
  20. wilbur_the_goose

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    I'm in Chester County, PA (20 miles due north of Wilmington, Del.), and the wind is getting awfully strong now. Creek behind my house is flooding.
     

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