Tag Archives: Frankenstorm

Enter The “Resilient Tunnel Plug”

In the wake of widespread flooding to most of New York City’s subway and vehicle tunnels, Homeland Security has renewed testing of a giant inflatable plug. The Resilient Tunnel Plug has been years in development and testing, but it may be more relevant than ever: Superstorm Sandy sent a record 14-foot storm surge into New York Harbor, flooding subway tunnels ...

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Lady Gaga Gives $1M To Hurricane Relief

“Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural ...

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NYC Begins Gas Rationing

As gasoline shortages continue to plague much of the tri-state area and fistfights break out in the mile-long lines, at 6am this morning Mayor Bloomberg instituted a gas rationing program across NYC’s five boroughs. The mayor said the measure, imposed by emergency order and similar to one put in place in 12 New Jersey counties by Gov. Chris Christie on ...

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SNL Digs At Bloomberg & Christie

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Mitt Romney Vs Hurricane Sandy

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Open Thread Thursday

Has the storm affected you personally?

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Romney Refuses FEMA Questions

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Al Gore On Hurricane Sandy

“This week, our nation has anxiously watched as Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast and caused widespread damage–affecting millions. Now more than ever, our neighbors need our help. Please consider donating or volunteering for your local aid organizations.  The images of Sandy’s flooding brought back memories of a similar–albeit smaller scale– event in Nashville just two years ago. There, unprecedented ...

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Live Superstorm Coverage

If your power or cable (or both) is still out, the Weather Channel is continuing to stream live storm coverage on their YouTube channel.

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QUEENS: 80 Homes Destroyed By Fire

Last night at least 80 homes in the Queens neighborhood of Breezy Point were destroyed in a six-alarm blaze. Firefighters faced chest-deep flood waters and rescued dozens of residents by boat.  Breezy Point and all of the Rockaways are in Zone A and those rescued had defied the mandatory evacuation order.  Over 200 firefighters responded and there were no fatalities.

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Live Wind Speed Map

I don’t know how accurate this is, but it’s interesting to look at. (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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MTA Chairman Reacts To Sandy

From MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota: The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system, in every borough and county of the region. It has brought down trees, ripped out power and inundated tunnels, rail yards ...

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Avenue C On The Lower East Side

Avenue C at 8th Street. Source.

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Tonight In Manhattan

Gothamist reports: There are multiple reports of flooding across the city due to the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy that is now upon the city. There have been reports of people trapped and cars floating in the middle of the streets. We’ve also received reports that many subway lines throughout the city have been flooded as well. The city has ...

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Chelsea Apartment Building Collapses

The building is near the corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. More in a moment… UPDATE: There appear to be no serious injuries. UPDATE II: Somebody across the street caught it on video.

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Tweet Of The Day

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ConEd To NYC: Brace For Outages

Con Edison is robo-calling New York City customers with a warning that they may cut the power if it appears that underground equipment will be flooded.  A similar advisory has appeared on their website: The company is preparing for the possibility that it will have to shut down underground electrical equipment if the storm surge floods low-lying areas, such as ...

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Frankenstorm Coverage Live-Stream

For those West Coasters who don’t have today off, the Weather Channel is live-streaming their hurricane coverage on their YouTube channel. (During the commercials you’ll just see a map.)

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