The Frankenstorm a.k.a Hurricane Sandy

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  1. cguizlo

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    Everyone on the east coast ready for Hurricane Sandy?

    Bunkered down here in DC and waiting for the wind and rain. Hope all stay safe!
     
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    ah yes, the sandy beaches of DC...

    :eek:
     
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    Water levels are high in NYC this morning, and we're 12 hours or so from the storm actually getting here.

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    This is kind of off topic for off topic, as it's on topic, isn't it?
     
  5. talkerfly

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    ha ha, I'm in Texas where it doesn't matter :p (yes, that's DFW in my av in case you were wondering)
     
  6. cguizlo

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    I knew I would put it in the wrong forum, sorry! Still a newbie. :)
     
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    I'm from Texas as well, although I haave friends and family in the NE so it does matter.


    As crazy as this sounds, for all of the damage this is going to cause, Sandy is still a relatively small hurricane in terms of intensity. The unfortunate thing is that she's geographically spread out over a large area, and is going to hit a huge population center dead on.

    Here's the latest forecast track:

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/211343.shtml?5-daynl?large
     
  8. NYCAdventurer

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    Many streets in Brooklyn are flooded. My block is dry for now. Power is still on...
     
  9. Gargoyle
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    It's really looking nasty. I don't get those news reporters- lots of pix on TV this morning of reporters out on the beach front or other very high risk areas, waves and wind bashing them- they seem to think they are immune, when they could very quickly "become the story" instead of reporting the story. It's like war reporters who think they bullets won't hit them, standing up in the middle of a firefight to make a report.

    They need to be more safety conscious, and not just go for the most sensational shot.
     
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    Wind speed is only one way or many ways to gauge intensity. Sandy is probably the largest storm in terms of size and far reaching effects I have ever seen. Also the barometric pressure was quite low. I'm in western NC, and effects are felt here. Also, my brother, who lives west of Toronto, ON has lost electricity.
     

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