Atlantic City is flooded, Manhattan has closed its tunnels, and the front doesn't even hit the coast until 5 PM.
OT: Hurricane Sandy Open Thread
That was the pregame speculation thread.
This is the game thread
Figured that it had to be Borges fault - from following the board the last couple days it appears that he is to blame for everything. You know if he would have been a tigers fan...
Follow Hurricane Sandy on Twitter for a good laugh
If I see another mother f'er post this fake picture, I will lose it.
This version is clearly fake.
Needs moar flying Denard. And nyan cat...
No denying the authenticity of this picture.
That one and the tomb of of the unknown soldier photo, which isn't fake, but wasn't taken during the current storm. Which, you know, is painful for a nitpicking pedant like me.
Sandy now has sustained winds of >90 mph. The North American Model (NAM) is bringing a colder than previously thought tongue of air into Ohio, so anyone living south of Toledo and west of I-71 can expect a rain / snow mix overnight. As a matter of fact there are a few snow flakes falling here in the Bowling Green area as I type.
I worked at Myles for 2 years while I was there. Just ate this one last week after stopping in on a trip from Flint to Columbus
Surprisingly, a lot of people I know don't like Myles' Pizza and prefer Pisanello's, but I think Myles' is by far the best pizza in BG.
was one of my faves, if only for economic reasons. Back then they did the 2 for $4.50 (7" pizza and 6" sub). The sauce at Myles gives a lot of people (including me) some killer heartburn, but it is sooo worth the extra Prilosec (for me, others disagree, Im sure)
For the extra pound of cheese on my pizza.
Lived in BG, during college, and Myles was great but damn that is a lot of cheese.
I worked there not one person ordered extra cheese.
Turned me off from Myles. I had it twice and both times I got sick from cheese overload. If I were to choose my BG favorite..has to be Campus Pollyeyes. CAN'T beat the stuffed breadsticks.
Either your links don't work or Sandy has already taken them out.
they're working in Firefox, I couldn't get them to run in chrome.
Now it's working for IE8. Looks wet in NYC...
to watch someone walk by through the wind and waves every once in a long while (well, I only saw one, and I'm assuming there aren't that many venturing out).
A fair number of contract utility crews from southeast Michigan are already on their way to New Jersey as of this morning, and assuming we don't need ours because of the gusty winds here (only up to 30 MPH now, but expected to hit 45 MPH near Detroit), Detroit Edison is supposedly going to release some crews to help there later in the week. The utility industry is sort of a loose brotherhood, and we're definitely keeping our counterparts on the East Coast in our thoughts here, as well as their customers.
To go with the freezing cold temps? Good thing there is not a baseball game tonight! :(
Stay safe East Coasters!
shows up to write a song where you are, get the hell out of there.
Prayers go out to everyone in harms way.
Damn hurricane is ruining my Monday night plans.
Is on the west coast. Hope you have power
because they were to be on 57th St. between 6th & 7th Avenues, where a monster luxury condo skyscraper being constructed by dubious parties has made me nervous throughout its construction. Unfortunately, the hurricane confirmed my nerves: The big midtown story is that due to the high winds, a crane is dangerously dangling from the top of the 90-story building. The streets have been evauated, but now the nearby buildings are being warned to evacuate because if the crane starts flying (which may actually cause parts of the unfinished building itself to collapse) it could damage the other buildings as well. [It's happened before in NYC, without the help of a hurricane.]
Too bad Carnegie Hall can't evacuate itself. It's directly across the street.
EDIT: I see other people posted the crane story earlier below. And in case my statement of "dubious" parties is inappropriate phrasing, I should explain that the same developer was responsible for construction scaffolding falling on a baby carriage and nanny when they were demolishing a simple one-story building to put up another luxury highrise several years ago. Fortunately the baby carriage was strong enough to protect the baby; I believe the nanny's leg was broken.
happened before they will happen again.
hurricanes landing in new jersey isn't a very common occurence
Is anyone else sort of mildly impressed that the tropical-storm-force winds stretch from Maine to South Carolina? I mean that's astounding. I think today's breezy and gloomy weather here in Michigan is a more or less direct result of Sandy's presence, but it's not like you can tell the difference between this and regular fall weather.
It really is impressive seeing the satelite images.
It's starting to get worse here. Up until now I thought Irene was much worse. Opinion has changed. It's getting scary now.
I have family on Long Island. I hope everyone stays safe
Winds of 30 mph with bigger gusts here in Howard County (10 miles west of Baltimore).
Had the day off of work, watching Weather Channel flood Dewey Beach, DE, where the wife, dog, and I spend weekends in the summer. :(
Met my wife in Dewey Beach. It's a pretty resilient town. I've seen pictures of the whole thing submerged in water from decades ago. It'll bounce back. The Cork will get a good cleaning.
Already 150,00 without power and it hasn't even hit land yet. And apparently a lot of people in Manhattan are getting calls that Con Ed is shutting down power as a precautionary messure.
just heard from a friend from HS that she got that call from Con Ed. My sister in law is already in the dark, she is on Long Island
If Con Edison is doing that, then it is the right move from a system standpoint. I can't even imagine the number of cable faults and amount of burned switchgear they would have otherwise if it was still energized and the flooding was as bad as forecasted. Repairing underground, especially in a dense area with a vault system like I think New York has (downtown Detroit does as well), is a complicated lengthy ordeal sometimes. Oddly enough, the system suffers less damage when it is cold.
I am here in Manhattan and got the call- they warn that they MAY cut power if there is a danger of flooding at the sub-station. As far as I know, they have not (yet) deliberately cut power. However, there are power outages- I was on the phone with my cousin on Long Island when her power went out.
Was quiet here until about 4 PM, but things have picked up since then.