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Hurricane Sandy? what are your thoughts?
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Pretty nasty storm. Not Katrina nasty, but it has hurt many lives.


I'm pretty sure this might have been worse.

Entire neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground, every single coastal town in the state of NJ has been decimated, coastal neighborhoods in a few boroughs in NYC are severely damaged, and the entire NYC transit system is shutdown with most of the NYC subway line filled with ocean water.
Posted 10/30/12

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blackguitar wrote:

Pretty nasty storm. Not Katrina nasty, but it has hurt many lives.


I'm pretty sure this might have been worse.

Entire neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground, every single coastal town in the state of NJ has been decimated, coastal neighborhoods in a few boroughs in NYC are severely damaged, and the entire NYC transit system is shutdown with most of the NYC subway line filled with ocean water.


I feel bad for those effected. Those who aren't caught in its path are amazingly lucky, no doubt. They say the death toll is 39 and 8.2 million are without power.
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Posted 10/30/12 , edited 10/30/12

blackguitar wrote:


GodWhomIsMike wrote:


blackguitar wrote:

Pretty nasty storm. Not Katrina nasty, but it has hurt many lives.


I'm pretty sure this might have been worse.

Entire neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground, every single coastal town in the state of NJ has been decimated, coastal neighborhoods in a few boroughs in NYC are severely damaged, and the entire NYC transit system is shutdown with most of the NYC subway line filled with ocean water.


I feel bad for those effected. Those who aren't caught in its path are amazingly lucky, no doubt. They say the death toll is 39 and 8.2 million are without power.


39 dead now that they know about, but I assume when they start searching homes in the coming days those numbers will rise. Also, cellular service is almost non-existent in a lot of areas - including mine. So, I think no one knows if anyone is missing yet. I have not had cellphone service since 9:30pm last night.
Posted 10/30/12

GodWhomIsMike wrote:


blackguitar wrote:


GodWhomIsMike wrote:


blackguitar wrote:

Pretty nasty storm. Not Katrina nasty, but it has hurt many lives.


I'm pretty sure this might have been worse.

Entire neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground, every single coastal town in the state of NJ has been decimated, coastal neighborhoods in a few boroughs in NYC are severely damaged, and the entire NYC transit system is shutdown with most of the NYC subway line filled with ocean water.


I feel bad for those effected. Those who aren't caught in its path are amazingly lucky, no doubt. They say the death toll is 39 and 8.2 million are without power.


39 dead now that they know about, but I assume when they start searching homes in the coming days those numbers will rise. Also, cellular service is almost non-existent in a lot of areas - including mine. So, I think no one knows if anyone is missing yet. I have not had cellphone service since 9:30pm last night.


I hope you make it through this ordeal. I am a long ways away from what's happening there, man. Survival is priority number one. Everyone lends a hand in formed lines. It's also sad to think about the cost of this disaster, where America doesn't have really any money of its own.
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Thanks. My family and I are fine, and we were the lucky ones. I still need to check on my house in PA, and hope that place is ok.
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Also heard that the hurricane struck Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well, but haven't seen any media coverage on it. I hope they're doing okay over there.
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mystic17 wrote:

Also heard that the hurricane struck Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic as well, but haven't seen any media coverage on it. I hope they're doing okay over there.


There was media coverage of it, but that happened over a week ago. This storm moved up the east coast pretty slowly.
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Murder and mayhem await...
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Ah okay. I hope they'll do an update on them to once the hurricane clears over.
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Thanks. My family and I are fine, and we were the lucky ones. I still need to check on my house in PA, and hope that place is ok.


The damage will be dealt with, I'm sure. Just takes time.
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What I found odd was that there was considerably more hype before this storm hit, than before Katrina hit. You only need to look at the numbers to compare the devastation of each. Boy who cried wolf.
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Dude this is nothing. I expected more.
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Yun-Seong wrote:

Dude this is nothing. I expected more.



I'm sure the people that lost their homes would love to hear from you.

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This is nothing? Are you serious? I am from Long Island. This was DEVASTATING. Let's keep in mind that this was only a Category 1 hurricane that did this. I know all about the other factors involved with it to make it a stronger Category 1, but regardless. For anyone to say that this is nothing is very ignorant. People died. Houses were destroyed. I am only so lucky that everyone I know was okay. I live in a town that includes a large expanse of area. I am NOT exagerating when I say that a vast majority of my town was underwater. No, not just, "Oh no! my feet are getting wet!" underwater, more like "Holy shit! My car is under water!" deep. Here are some pictures from my hometown to prove my point. And I assure all of you that these are real pictures taken by people I know personally.





I would also like to point out that both of these pictures were taken before the brunt of the storm, or high tide, had even come close to beginning. That's just from storm surge. Here's some stuff from wind.





And this last one is not taken by someone I know or in my town, but it is a real picture of a town very close to mine.




I could provide hundreds of pictures like this just from my town, but you get the point. Also, like I said, this is just my town. NYC had all time record breaking storm surge from this. Highest in recorded history. Normally, I don't respond this angrily, and I am sorry if I am being offensive, but honestly... As someone who was personally affected by this "nothing" that you speak of, I am extremely angered. It frustrates me to no end that people say these things. Could it have been worst? Hell yeah, it could have been worst. But isn't this bad enough? Long Island got hammered by this very hard. I am SO blessed that no one I know got hurt or had extreme damage. Very lucky. This is an island. If we ever get much stronger than this, we may no longer exist.
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