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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:00 pm

Nasty, no really nasty, no really really nasty storm.
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:01 pm

Mark Robinson:
"Very quiet in Manhattan tonight. Eerie. #Sandy http://t.co/3q3bmImv"
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:07 pm

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:11 pm

Lower Manhattan.
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:14 pm

Is this legit?
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Said to be real

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby brayden » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:17 pm

If it is, then a good op. to get some city skyline/weather shots!


Fu Manchu wrote:Mark Robinson:
"Very quiet in Manhattan tonight. Eerie. #Sandy http://t.co/3q3bmImv"
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holy moly, I think this would be the only time you would want to drive in Manhattan.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby fatherdougal2.0 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:44 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Is this legit?
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Said to be real


Using Google's clever image-matching service it seems to be associated with a storm back in July.

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby neddy1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:08 pm

Though having a bit of a giggle at the 'Day after Tomorrow' references (I teach S&E)...things look like they could get nasty...hopefully not as bad as Donna....but collision of such systems.....makes one think.....on a side note...means Romney will probs get in. History shows that Democratic voters dont like weather events this close to an election!

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:15 pm

As 28storms indicated earlier, this will be a weather system set up that will be referenced by meteorologists for the rest of their careers.

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby McSquiddy » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:18 pm

Maybe they'll postpone the election since the eastern side of North America is affected by Frankenstorm? It is logical, and it would be a "fair" election so to speak.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby McSquiddy » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:24 pm

Also, I've been checking out http://www.myfoxhurricane.com/ and my goodness, on http://www.myfoxhurricane.com/stormtracker/ there are storm chasers with streaming Video... Admittedly, not "in depth" or "up close" but who is going to blame them for that??

Just something for you guys and gals to check out :)


****ADD-ON TO MY POST****

LIVE FEED AVAILABLE!!

http://www.businessinsider.com/watch-hu ... ve-2012-10
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby neddy1 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Live feeds if anyone is interested.....http://www.businessinsider.com/watch-hu ... ve-2012-10

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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:58 pm

NewYork sure has got em all.
"@27bslash6: Ok, the hurricane winds are picking up in VA but I am prepped and ready for any eventuality: http://t.co/MKv9vcMG"

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:57 am

Hurricane Sandy to make landfall this morning:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/hurr ... ning/22728

Tuesday October 30, 2012

Americans are being warned about widespread destruction with Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall in the next few hours.

There are fears at least two people have been killed already as wild seas whipped up by Sandy hit the HMS Bounty, a tall ship replica off North Carolina.

The US Coast Guard rescued 14 crewmembers from the Bounty but the ship has now reportedly sunk with two crew still missing.

Sandy is packing winds of up to 150 kilometres-an-hour and its front is so big it could stretch across 12 states and affect 50 million people, with millions expected to lose power for up to several days.

Some seaside communities are already flooding and power has been cut in some places as the storm barrels towards the coast, likely to make landfall near the evacuated gambling haven of Atlantic City, New Jersey in the early evening (local time).

US president Barack Obama is warning there could be fatalities from the massive storm and has declared emergencies in nine states.

"This is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences if people haven't acted quickly," he said.

"The most important message to the public I have right now is 'please listen to what your state and local officials are saying'.

"When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate."

New York has been shut down, with almost 400,000 residents ordered to evacuate, the Stock Exchange closed, and public transport and flights cancelled.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says there could be a storm surge of up to 3.5 metres in southern Manhattan.

"You can look outside and say 'oh this is not bad' - that's correct (right now), but it's going to be," he said.

Sea-front communities in New Jersey were already starting to flood as storm-driven waves crashed ashore.

Streets leading up to Atlantic City's famed ocean-front boardwalk were flooded, and mostly deserted as the city braced for high tide.

In nearby Ocean City, a section of promenade was smashed and fell into the storm surge.

Forecasters, however, have warned that the storm's effects could extend all the way from North Carolina to New England.

"The centre of Sandy is expected to make landfall along or just south of the southern New Jersey coast by early evening," the National Hurricane Centre said.

Although Sandy lacks the sheer force of Katrina, it has a broader front and will combine with cold weather bearing down from Canada to wreak havoc in a climatic confluence of events dubbed a 'perfect storm'.

Mr Obama has already signed emergency declarations to free up federal disaster funds for New York state, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

"There will undoubtedly be some deaths," Maryland governor Martin O'Malley told reporters, citing the intensity of the storm and likely floods caused by the tidal surge and high waves.

Forecasters warned that New York Harbor and the Long Island Sound could see seawater surges of more than three meters above normal levels, coinciding with high tides due to the full moon.

But many residents at Rockaway Beach, in the New York borough of Queens, refused to bow to official demands that they stay home.

Some walked their dogs and others took photos of waves sending water across the beach boardwalk.

Around 1,900 members of the National Guard have been activated and around 60,000 more are on standby, the Pentagon said, with 140 helicopters being made available in anticipation of rescue and relief efforts.

The storm caused disaster at sea when the 16-person crew of a replica of the HMS Bounty, the three-mast vessel on which a famous mutiny took place in 1789, was forced to abandon ship after it started to take on water.

The sailors donned cold-water survival suits and life jackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies after getting caught up in stormy waters off Hatteras, North Carolina.

Fourteen crew members were hoisted to safety but two are still missing, the coast guard said.

The ship is now reported to have sunk, although the mast is still visible.

With just eight days until polling day, Mr Obama cancelled an appearance in the swing state of Florida, returning to the White House to steer the relief effort while citizens and watched the weather on live webcams.

"The election will take care of itself next week," Mr Obama said.

"Right now, our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives ... and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track."

Both the Democrat incumbent and his Republican rival Mitt Romney were keen to stay on top of public sentiment regarding the storm, given the memory of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Mr Romney also cancelled some appearances.

- ABC

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:14 am

The poor deer that went into the Ocean. I'm told its ok.

Things getting messed up.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:17 am

Here's is the footage of the rescue of TheBounty crew:

http://28storms.com/archives/3683

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:27 am

The real and the fake photos:
http://t.co/osNNLuYJ

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:05 pm

Millions in firing line as superstorm closes in:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/mill ... s-in/22728

Tuesday October 30, 2012

Americans are being warned to brace for widespread destruction as Hurricane Sandy closes in on the east coast.

The storm is expected to make landfall later this morning (Australian time), with more than 50 million people across 12 states potentially in the firing line.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and seek shelter with friends or in evacuation centres as the storm, packing winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour, closes in.

president Barack Obama has warned there could be fatalities from the massive storm, and has declared emergencies in nine states.

"This is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences if people haven't acted quickly," he said.

"The most important message to the public I have right now is, 'Please listen to what your state and local officials are saying'.

"When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate."

Up to 750,000 people are without power in New York and New Jersey and seaside communities have already started flooding as the storm nears the coast.

It is likely to make landfall near the evacuated gambling haven of Atlantic City, New Jersey in the early evening (local time).

There are fears at least two people have been killed already as wild seas whipped up by Sandy hit the HMS Bounty, a tall ship replica off North Carolina.

The US Coast Guard rescued 14 crewmembers from the Bounty but the ship has now reportedly sunk with two crew still missing.

New York has been shut down, with almost 400,000 residents ordered to evacuate, the Stock Exchange closed, and public transport and flights cancelled.

In total, some 10,000 flights have been cancelled.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says there could be a storm surge of up to 3.5 metres in southern Manhattan.

"You can look outside and say 'Oh this is not bad' - that's correct (right now), but it's going to be," he said.

Sea-front communities in New Jersey have already started to flood as storm-driven waves crashed ashore.

Streets leading up to Atlantic City's famed ocean-front boardwalk were flooded and mostly deserted as the city braced for high tide.

In nearby Ocean City, a section of promenade was smashed and fell into the storm surge.

Forecasters, however, have warned that the storm's effects could extend all the way from North Carolina to New England.

A crane on the top of a 90-storey New York apartment block has buckled over in the gale-force winds.

Police and fire services cleared out the district around the construction site, a few blocks north of Times Square, but no casualties were immediately reported.

Witnesses told the NY1 television news channel that the crane had been swaying all morning and that large pieces of metal fell from the crane as it buckled backwards.

Although Sandy lacks the sheer force of Katrina, it has a broader front and will combine with cold weather bearing down from Canada to wreak havoc in a climatic confluence of events dubbed a 'perfect storm'.

Mr Obama has already signed emergency declarations to free up federal disaster funds for New York state, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

"There will undoubtedly be some deaths," Maryland governor Martin O'Malley told reporters, citing the intensity of the storm and likely floods caused by the tidal surge and high waves.

Forecasters warned that New York Harbour and the Long Island Sound could see seawater surges of more than three metres above normal levels, coinciding with high tides due to the full moon.

But many residents at Rockaway Beach, in the New York borough of Queens, refused to bow to official demands that they stay home.

Some walked their dogs and others took photos of waves sending water across the beach boardwalk.

Around 1,900 members of the National Guard have been activated and around 60,000 more are on standby, the Pentagon said, with 140 helicopters being made available in anticipation of rescue and relief efforts.

Mr Obama cancelled an appearance in the swing state of Florida, returning to the White House to steer the relief effort while citizens and watched the weather on live webcams.

"The election will take care of itself next week," Mr Obama said.

"Right now, our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives ... and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track."

Both the Democrat incumbent and his Republican rival Mitt Romney were keen to stay on top of public sentiment regarding the storm, given the memory of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Mr Romney also cancelled some appearances.

- ABC/wires

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