It's a monster (hopefully)
Frankenstorm gathers steam, could inflict $1 billion in damage
October 26, 2012
A satellite image from Friday morning shows storm activity off the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy pounded the Bahamas early Friday as it careened toward the eastern United States after claiming 21 lives in the Caribbean. U.S. forecasters downgraded the storm to a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday after it wreaked havoc in Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and Haiti. (NOAA / October 26, 2012)
Frankenstorm gathers steam - latimes.com
Meteorologists live for these things. They can pretend they're hard news reporters and give reports in the wind & rain
Is it really that bad? The exchange is closed today because of it. Expecting a first hand recount from Guy and TOAC.
Looks pretty rough on the telly (BBC News at the moment)
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
The storm is downgraded from Hurricane status, but is still producing fierce winds and is hitting, and going to hit, a good portion of the East coast. Thousands have and will probably lose power. That area is where most of my family and friends are so I'm watching things closely. Of course the weather reporters who stand in the middle of the storm seem to have a resistance to things.
Manhattan is dead; large parts have no power and few people are on the streets. Those that are are just gawking at the rising tide. The water has submerged parts of the edge of the island. One apartment building's facade tore off. A lot of neighborhoods don't have power and the NYSE is three feet underwater..
I can hear a lot of wind in my apartment but that's about it.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
He adores you. I know you already have a father but may I suggest you don't give him your phone number.
Tide has already subsided but there's a lot of damage on the streets. I haven't had time to leave the apartment but I'll walk around a bit and post an update. Power is still on here at least; subway and busses aren't operating, though.