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Offline GburgNatsFan2

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #850: October 30, 2012, 03:40:27 PM »
I hope the shore isn't as far gone as you describe. I spent youthful vacations on LBI and loved them. There's something special about the Jersey Shore. Asbury Park and Seaside Heights were okay back then, too.

Hope everyone made it through alright.  Up in the Jerz we got harsh harsh winds (inland up near Trenton) and record high tides with flooding.  The Jersey Shore no longer exists I'm pretty sure.  For all of those who will make a lame joke right now, it's really a shame.  I have been vacationing there since I was a little kid (not Sleazeside though) and all of the things that I grew up loving down there are pretty much destroyed or washed out to sea. 

My condolences to all of those who are effected by this terrible storm.  I lucked out and didn't lose power, internet, phone or any property damage.  I consider myself and the family heavily blessed by these facts as many friends of mine have at the very least lost power or have some damage.  I know folks in South Jersey who also lost quite a bit.

Anything I can do to help anybody out on here, please let me know.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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« Reply #851: October 30, 2012, 03:58:16 PM »
FOR FELLOW FEDS:  THIS APPLIES TO TOMORROW:

Applies to: Wednesday, October 31, 2012  Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

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« Reply #852: October 30, 2012, 03:59:36 PM »
Queens?

Breezy Point in Queens, yes. Western end of the Rockaway Peninsula (below Coney Island on a map).

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« Reply #853: October 30, 2012, 04:03:59 PM »
Breezy Point in Queens, yes. Western end of the Rockaway Peninsula (below Coney Island on a map).

Been to Rockaway and Far Rockaway.    Lot's of folks think that's Brooklyn or LI (non-NYC).

PS   Story on CNN now.

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« Reply #854: October 30, 2012, 04:04:34 PM »
FOR FELLOW FEDS:  THIS APPLIES TO TOMORROW:

Applies to: Wednesday, October 31, 2012  Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

Have we really lost any productivity with the Feds not being there yesterday or today?

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« Reply #855: October 30, 2012, 04:10:06 PM »
I do hate it less in cooler weather when I can have the windows shut. It does keep the refrigerator cold, run the boiler, run the well pump, and run the TV/cable/internet equipment.

Definitely a 1st world problem, keeping the refrigerator running in cold weather.

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« Reply #856: October 30, 2012, 04:13:11 PM »
You bet.
Definitely a 1st world problem, keeping the refrigerator running in cold weather.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #857: October 30, 2012, 04:20:56 PM »
FOR FELLOW FEDS:  THIS APPLIES TO TOMORROW:

Applies to: Wednesday, October 31, 2012  Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.


With Metrorail/bus expected to resume normal service levels tomorrow (http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=1363) looks like a normal work day in store.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #858: October 30, 2012, 04:30:37 PM »
I hope the shore isn't as far gone as you describe. I spent youthful vacations on LBI and loved them. There's something special about the Jersey Shore. Asbury Park and Seaside Heights were okay back then, too.

LBI was annihilated.  There wasn't really anywhere on the island that didn't flood out at least a good three feet.  Seaside Heights lost the Casino Pier.  THE ENTIRE PIER.  It's gone.  I saw on my facebook that certain people thought this storm was a joke.  Those people are total jerks.  I know I'm one of the few that have minimal damage and working utilities.  Most are not as lucky.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #859: October 30, 2012, 05:00:04 PM »
Never lost power, but cable and thus internet are still out :'(

Lost a small tree in the back yard, but the large on in front survived.  Neighbors both lost a large tree.

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« Reply #860: October 30, 2012, 05:01:49 PM »
Walked the dog through the neighborhood.     Saw a few old trees and shallow rooted pines up rooted.   Most of the trees were in a wooded/creek area.     We have underground wiring so that wasn't an issue.    Minor property damage  ...   fences and such.

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« Reply #861: October 30, 2012, 05:30:45 PM »
Been to Rockaway and Far Rockaway.    Lot's of folks think that's Brooklyn or LI (non-NYC).

PS   Story on CNN now.

My father's mother lived in Far Rockaway for about 13 years, apartment on Seagirt Boulevard. I knew the area well, but I have not been to Far Rockaway since she died in 1995 (passing over on an inbound Concorde doesn't count) and I don't really have a desire to go back. It's a rough area. She had lived in Bay Ridge prior to moving out there but she complained that her landlord didn't provide enough heat. I always thought the move was a mistake.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #862: October 30, 2012, 06:24:59 PM »
 :shock:


Offline Frau Mau

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #863: October 30, 2012, 06:42:16 PM »
Where was that pic taken?  :shock:

Offline GburgNatsFan

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« Reply #864: October 30, 2012, 06:44:31 PM »
It's from the Boston Globe.
Where was that pic taken?  :shock:


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« Reply #865: October 30, 2012, 06:57:19 PM »
TV and (more importantly) internet is back!  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #866: October 30, 2012, 07:03:54 PM »
Where was that pic taken?  :shock:

I believe it may be a subway station.

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« Reply #867: October 30, 2012, 07:51:23 PM »
I believe it may be a subway station.

Oh definitely, just wondering the locale. Didn't figure it was secret CIA headquarters or the gates of hell or anything like that.

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« Reply #868: October 30, 2012, 08:12:25 PM »
The picture was in the Boston Globe. The caption says "The plaza along Water Street was flooded after Hurricane Sandy left most of lower Manhattan without power."

Oh definitely, just wondering the locale. Didn't figure it was secret CIA headquarters or the gates of hell or anything like that.

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« Reply #869: October 30, 2012, 08:20:48 PM »
The picture was in the Boston Globe.


I got that the first time, but living in DC we publish pics from all over, so figured the BG would be the same. Is it indeed in Boston?

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« Reply #870: October 30, 2012, 08:27:41 PM »
See my Ninja edit. I did use Google Maps to try to find Water Street in Manhattan. It has nothing on it that looks like this.

Edit: I found another shot. It's an underground mall called The Plaza Shops. Andrew Cuomo actually took the picture.

http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/508fe98f6bb3f7b934000002-600-450/plaza-shops-hurricane-sandy.png


I got that the first time, but living in DC we publish pics from all over, so figured the BG would be the same. Is it indeed in Boston?


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« Reply #871: October 30, 2012, 08:32:09 PM »
You've got some mad ninja edit skillz....

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« Reply #872: October 30, 2012, 08:33:13 PM »
I think I read that it was a shot of Bowling Green subway station in Battery Park.