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Hurricane Sandy Coverage
11-01-2012, 06:45 AM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
Wow, now saying Breezy Point is at 110 homes destroyed. This Sandy was a bitch. Been runnin around helping out where we could but its hard to get around with so many downed trees and its like on every other street. Some great vids online showing trees getting split with ease or uprooted by the wind. It's an amazing thing to see the kind of devastating aftermath a storm like this could bring. Especially being that this is not an area that's normally affected by bad storms. Even the shoreline was decimated like never before. It's crazy.
Gas stations on the Garden State Parkway had crazy long lines stretching onto the shoulder lane about 1-2 miles.(about a 45-60 min. wait) Some local gas stations weren't letting citizens fill up, only county vehicles. Some stations were only letting people with gas cans fill up. Those lines were crazy long too. Was definitely a wake up call for some people on being better prepared and more self reliant in the case of a major disaster. I tried to spark that conversation often with everyone, and people are definitely seeing things from a newer perspective, that's for sure.
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11-01-2012, 07:25 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-01-2012, 07:41 AM by pizzaman777.)
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
I'm out on LI and yeah, things are crazy everywhere. I was one of the lucky ones to not lose power, but wow, about 90% of the island is out. They originally said 7-10 days but it seems like it will be much longer than that. I work for one of the local telecommunication companies and they haven't even made a dent in the outages here because nothing can get done until the power company get's in. Close to 500,000 people are on a "Water Conserve " alert due to the failure of a sewage treatment plant. The issue is not with drinking water, just the waste of water (flushing, showering, etc.) that's causing raw sewage to seep out into the streets. People are being told to keep bleach on hand and to wash their hands frequently to avoid getting sick.

EDIT: I was also told by a friend that the National Guard was out was out in their area today. Kids were out for Halloween, but there is still a lot of looting going on, which hasn't been really reported too much on local news. I want to say local officials seem to be doing a good job. FEMA is around though which has me worried.....
11-01-2012, 08:30 AM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
Some Photos:
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11-01-2012, 08:55 AM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage

Pretty interesting video, it is a few videos compiled together. The one shows what looks like deliberate chemtrailing to engineer the storm. It is a coincidental storm, and unique as well.
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11-01-2012, 10:38 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-01-2012, 10:38 AM by shortwave.)
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
This may be of interest to those in areas hit by Sandy

"Update: In response to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Comcast is opening its XFINITY WiFi hotspots to non-Comcast subscribers in PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, MA, NH and ME until Nov. 7. Users should search for the network "xfinitywifi" and click on "Not a Comcast subscriber?" at the bottom of the sign-in page. Users should select the "Complimentary Trial Session" option from the drop down list. The Open Wireless Movement thanks Comcast for helping out!"
"They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget just how bad things are." 'Open Your Eyes' - Lords Of The New Church 1981

11-02-2012, 06:06 AM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
As of tonight, you can't really find gas anywhere on the Island. One gas station near me that had gas was surrounded by 15 or so police cars and the line was at least a mile long when I just came home now. It's going to be interesting the next few days. They've reopened the port for fuel transport this afternoon, but it will most likely be a few days before gas stations out here start getting restocked.
11-02-2012, 09:45 AM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
the question isn't so much whether sandy was created or not.
I guess not...


with todays scientific knowledge on modifying weather systems,
would it be so stupid to assume that they have atleast tried to manipulate Sandy, trying to minimize disaster ?

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11-02-2012, 01:53 PM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
Hess is now shipping from Port Reading. Yonkers NY has a 10 gallon limit. Whatever gas stations that have gas, at least a mile line of cars is the norm. Areas that have gas Route 3 and Route 46, Route 22 in Union near Lowes and BJ's also near the College, Routes 1 & 9 in Elizabeth Southbound.

Even people who did buy generators and had 30 to 40 gallons of gas for them are now running out of gas. So maybe preppers need to update that figure on how much gas they will need in the future.

Sadly people have come to rely too much on "modern technology" and it failed them. I was watching a report somewhere of people who were going up to the reporters and asking THEM for information. Seems their smart phone, cell phones, iPads are useless with the cell towers out of power or off the grid, or their batteries are dead.

Because they relied too much on 'today's technology', they don't have a portable radio with batteries, they never thought about getting a portable TV, never thought about getting a small solar panel with rechargeable batteries. Their cars are damaged, flooded out and can't use the car radio to get the latest information.

In the midst of a modern city that normally have the latest and most up to date electronic communications infrastructure. It's residents are technologically thrown back to the stone age.

Contrast that to the Amish who can build things themselves just like our forefathers did back in the 1700's and 1800's, grow their own food, hunt and catch their own food, dig a well, make cabins and clothes by hand. That is/was their way of life and a flood and power outage would affect them little. Just pick up, move inland and start over. A power outage might mean just another day to them.

Today...people, many of them elderly are stuck in buildings for days with no power, no elevators running, no food, no way to cook the food even if they had food. In the midst of a large city where many boast as "The Greatest City In The World", there are captives and refugees, victims with little or no hope left...and most importantly...nowhere to go. I have been hearing estimates for restoration of power could take anywhere from another few days to November 9 or longer in some areas.

We look to the Northeast and see the devastation, we are glad that we weren't in the midst of it. Yet just one 9.0 earthquake on the New Madrid Fault Line would split this country in two and would take years to recover. Highways, bridges, powerlines and oil and gas lines would all be severed. A well placed EMP or 'Carrington Event' like the one in 1859 could fry transformers and electric power stations could throw us back into the stone age.

We all need to re-evaluate our own preparation plans, can you and your family survive for a week, two weeks, month, six months without running water, food, heat or electricity? Do you have a place to go? How would you get there? Do you have things in place there already? What are your plans for the next couple of days after you get there? We need to look at what happened in the Northeast as a wake up call for the rest of us.

There is a site that shows what gas stations have gas to sell.

It is run by some people from NJ and it is updated through twitter, phone calls and email. It is said that the site does crash from time to time. But try again later.
"They scare us all with threats of war. So we forget just how bad things are." 'Open Your Eyes' - Lords Of The New Church 1981

11-02-2012, 08:10 PM,
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
(11-02-2012, 01:53 PM)shortwave Wrote: Whatever gas stations that have gas, at least a mile line of cars is the norm.

I avoid this with six fuel cans and a fuel-efficient little Honda generator. When a hurricane approaches, we fill all the cars and cans with fuel, plus fill our reserve water containers.

Important thing most people don't know: In stop-and-go evacuation traffic your car will get about HALF your normal fuel range. If you normally go 280 miles on a tank of gas and Aunt Sally's house is 150 miles away, you ain't gonna make it. Prepare to camp in a strip mall parking lot with three hundred other angry, hungry people getting ordered around by nervous part-time reserve cop rednecks.

The coolest thing about hurricanes is listening to the police refuse 911 calls on my police scanner due to lack of fuel. You walk out into your dark street and feel Free. No cops or ambulance will show up, no matter what. This is when you most appreciate liberal gun laws.

Hurricanes mean lots of BBQ'ing the neighbors' food before it spoils and movie night every night (HDMI cable from my laptop to my 55" Samsung). It would actually be like a vacation from work if we didn't have to spend so much time chainsawing fire wood from all the fallen trees.
11-02-2012, 11:04 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-03-2012, 08:48 AM by SiLVa.)
RE: Hurricane Sandy Coverage
I agree 1000% shortwave.
Its amazing how much you think you're prepared till the shit hits the fan and you run into reality.
My brother made a sideways comment that this should be a wake up call for people as if he was ready for anything and thats easier said than done. Its easy to prepare to a certain extent but the possibilities are endless when you really think about it. It's almost impossible for the average person to be prepared for everything. But prioritizing and foresight are key in seeing the inevitable, always taking into account Murphy's law and human nature. Things are definitely going to be different over here for a while. Seeing the shorehouse ruined and living the aftermath of such chaos all over the place is a real eye opener. This is pretty tough for a lot of people around here but as bad as it was, things could have been worse. Much worse. And the worst can still happen. So being ready at all times for every possible contingency is paramount.
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