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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:22 PM

We have been told that here in southern Brooklyn that we will get 8-12 foot storm surge.

I am not in a flood zone but 3 blocks away they are leaving their homes because of the high surge expected. The supermarket were a mad house, and the shelves are going bare. People are taking this serious here in NY. People are scared because we are expecting a direct hit. I hope it is not as bad as they say, but the surge of water is what worries me. I think we will get through, but I ask for your good thoughts.

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Reply We have been told that here in southern Brooklyn that we will get 8-12 foot storm surge. (Original post)
hrmjustin Oct 2012 OP
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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. Sending good thoughts

Do you think maybe you should move more inland just in case? I'm just wondering if not being in a flood zone applies to 8-12 foot storm surge situations.

Good luck! And stay safe.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:35 PM

6. I am not in a flood zone. I am about 80-90 feet above sea level.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:34 PM

58. even still you may very well find yourself within

"a monstrous hybrid vortex. A combination of a hurricane and a nor'easter."

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:28 PM

2. Stay safe hrnjustin

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:28 PM

3. Stay safe!

We are all with you and all in harm's way. I lived in Miami for ten years, I've been through a few of these. There are times when the storms are not what is expected and other times when they're worse. It always prudent to prepare for the worst and be thankful when the storm is a bust.

Hope this one is not as horrid as it appears it could be...sending good vibes to all.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. Yup, we are expecting the same on the CT shore.

Most meteorologists in CT are saying this could be the worst flooding and storm surge since 1938.

Stay safe. Historical flooding is the term Bob Maxon (local weather guy on NBC) used earlier.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:35 PM

5. what do they say about the bensonhurst area?

I have a friend there.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:48 PM

11. Bensonhurst for the most part should be ok. Bath Beach next door has some evacuations.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:55 PM

29. How about Bay Ridge? My aunt lives there.

Stay safe and be careful!

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Response to phylny (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:23 PM

38. Bay Ridge is pretty high up.

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Response to phylny (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:34 PM

44. Well my part of Bay ridge is ok, but some people on shore road are leaving their homes.

Some of the parts of shore road are not that high up. We will make it through.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:47 PM

48. I grew up in Bay Ridge...

Is Fort Hamilton High School still there?

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:54 PM

59. Be careful and stay well!

My aunt is on Bay Ridge Parkway, but may still be in the hospital.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:02 PM

31. Thanks Justin :)

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:36 PM

45. Welcome my friend.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:36 PM

7. Glad people are taking it seriously

Hunker down and stay safe let us know how you are!!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:40 PM

8. Good luck and we are thinking about e. coasters. Hang in there and report back!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:41 PM

9. Thank you all for you good thoughts. i will be ok, and i will keep you posted.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:44 PM

10. I've heard speculations of (possibly) 'up to' 20 feet

Depending on when Sandy hits and the timing of high tide.

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Response to underseasurveyor (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:52 PM

14. We will have alot of water rushing into the Harbor.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:01 PM

18. Let's just hope that Sandy peters out quickly before too much damage is done.

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Response to underseasurveyor (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:52 PM

15. That would be mid way

To worst case for NYC. Hope it does not.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:49 PM

12. Let's hope for a miracle, and the storm winds down before it makes landfall.

Be safe!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:51 PM

13. You live in an apartment?

Be ready to evacuate vertically, aka climb the stairs.

Like Irene, I hope it misses you.

Glad to know most New Yorkers are taking it seriously.

Oh and ake sure you take flashlight.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:56 PM

17. Bay Ridge Brooklyn is basically a big hill in brooklyn except for the streets right by the water.

I am on the top of the hill so I am not worried so much here. I have got all my supplies so we should be ok.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:02 PM

19. If you lose cell service

That will come back fast.

Electricity might take a tad longer.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:03 PM

32. Big apartment buildings in a blackout suck!!!!!

Last year I was living in one and the halls were completely devoid of light.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:03 PM

33. I know

Great San Diego blackout.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:54 PM

16. Have a strong Dem friend refusing to leave the Long Island coast, I am so damn concerned...

Good luck to all, but for my friend, I'm really afraid, that neighborhood floods so easily and when it does there's no way out.

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Response to NotThisTime (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:45 AM

61. I'd worry, too.

I hope your friend is high enough up to make it. Even more, I hope someone can persuade him or her to evacuate.

I live less than a mile from Long Island Sound in CT, but my elevation is high. The storm surge won't reach our house.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:03 PM

20. Take it from a Floridian. If they are leaving 3 blocks away I would get out.

Storm surge kills more people in a hurricane than wind or rain does.

Leave.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:18 PM

22. When the runoff meets the surge, there'll be hell to pay.

Sandy is a MONSTER storm and the rainfall alone will cause widespread flooding immediately, AHEAD of the highest winds. That means the runoff will collide with the surge. It'll just get deeper ... as the winds really hit.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

21. Thinking of all of you in harms way....

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:21 PM

23. Worse than a direct hit is making landfall just south of you and....

that seems to be what is going to happen. That puts you on the strong surge side of the storm.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:30 PM

24. High Tide is this evening between 7pm and 8pm depending where you are

If it's really, really bad tonight, imagine how it will be tomorrow.

I'm 2 blocks from the Ocean in NJ. As of now, planning to stay, but I did move my car a mile in.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:35 PM

25. Hey, may Romney can save New York with a REALLY BIG SPONGE!

This is his chance to be preznitential.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:39 PM

26. LMAO!!!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:40 PM

27. Any news about how this might affect the Wall Street bunch.

I posted elsewhere that I am wondering whether this storm my finish the job the Occupiers tried to start. I'm joking of course, but it is a thought. Something to watch as the storm unfolds.

I'm sorry for what this means to you personally. But you have to admit . . . . .

Might be kind of nice for the Wall Street crowd to feel what it is like to fear and face enormous power beyond your control. So many Americans and people across the world have suffered that kind of uncertainty and loss thanks to the excesses of the Wall Street greedy.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:45 PM

28. Stay safe. Stay dry. Stay warm. nt

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:29 PM

41. Cool! I bookmarked this for tomorrow!

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Response to morningfog (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:39 PM

46. Cool.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:05 PM

34. just a reminder, your body needs water to generate heat. Alcohol is a diuretic and vasodiolator

and will cause your body to lose heat. Layers. Wool, silk and synthetic fibers still insulate when they are wet. Cotton has a negative R value when wet. Remember carbon monoxide poisoning precautions. Last resort, go mountain rescue style like we used to - huddle up for heat!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:07 PM

35. Always been my dream to live on the ocean

eh, maybe not so much now. My dream city is now under tsunami watch. Guess I'll stick with city life.

By the way, I doubt this will be the killer storm everyone is saying it is. Remember that the MSM's job is to scare the shit out of you. They do it every time and it turns out to be nothing. But stay safe, anyway.

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Response to deadbrokediva (Reply #35)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:37 AM

62. I was saying the same thing yesterday, but now

the National Hurricane Center has seriously upped the ante on their forecast. Their warning starts off with "...EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND COASTAL HURRICANE WINDS PLUS HEAVY APPALACHIAN SNOWS." Anytime NOAA says something's going to be life-threatening, it's got killer storm potential.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/291149.shtml?


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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:08 PM

36. Sending good thoughts from Westchester.

I have lots of buddies in Brooklyn and Queens. Stay safe, hrmjustin.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:12 PM

37. My stepmother's whole family is in emergency response. They've been quietly preparing all week.

THIS IS SERIOUS.

The Feds alerted them last Wednesday & ordered them to start preparing.

We are on eastern Long Island and I hope those in dunes have evacuated themselves. There is going to be a wall of water.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:26 PM

39. hrmjustin

hrmjustin

Please stay safe

Diclotican.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:27 PM

40. be safe everyone

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:29 PM

42. Latest news

I heard that the brunt of the storm will hit central New Jersey. I'm near Prospect Park in Brooklyn, pretty far from the Atlantic, but people here are taking it seriously too. Just got back from Manhattan as the trains will shut down in less than 3 hours.

Thing is, nobody knows exactly what the storm will do until it hits, but you have to take every precaution. I hate to think of all the trees we're probably going to lose . . .

Stay safe, everyone on the east coast!

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #42)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:43 PM

47. Surges to Brooklyn and LI can come from both North and South

As the Hurricane swirls, surges of water from Long Island Sound and again from the South. This is truly dangerous.

My granddaughter lives in a first-floor apartment in Cypress area off, Brooklyn. She called this morning and said they were preparing, but as she is fairly new to the East Coast, hurricanes and this type of weather, l also worry.
The one and only hurricane I lived through was either Carol or Hazel which devastated portions of the Poconos and many lives lost...mid 1950's.

Please stay safe one and all.

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #42)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:07 PM

51. We are in Park Slope

We're one block from the "C" level evacuation area, which has a low probability of flooding. I'm glad our place is up the hill! The streets downhill get pretty messy at times.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:34 PM

43. Hurricane Sandy

 

To all those in the path of Sandy be safe.

Good luck to all.

Hurricanes are very serious storms.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 04:52 PM

49. Thank you all for your good thoughts.

My block is 75 feet above see level so I will be fine. I am more worried about the people a few blocks away.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:07 PM

50. I have friends with family on the barrier islands of S.Jersey

They have ordered an evacuation of the coast. It's going to be ugly - some of those islands (LBI, Avalon) have lost entire blocks during earlier hurricanes

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:08 PM

52. older son is in Brooklyn

doubt he is in the flood zone, but he did move his car to "higher ground". Looked pretty flat to me when I visited though! He knows the routine, since he's been thought them before, but I'm still worried! So many people so very little space. He stocked up at the beginning of the week, but I'm sure many didn't have the funds to do that.

To be honest, you are in a worst position than a "direct" hit. It appears that the storm will be just south, and you will get the winds and the strong surge. Oh boy, I don't envy y'all at all! It's awful.

Good Luck! Positive thoughts and prayers going up your way!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:09 PM

53. Stay safe



Our bakeries are smiling - there wasn't a loaf left the night before Sandy hit us.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:13 PM

54. hoping this thing

veers out to sea.
Be well.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:14 PM

55. You've got them.

Good thoughts, that is. I've got family in Brooklyn too. Stay safe!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:25 PM

56. Water seeks its own level,

but a surge is a surge. Been there too many times.

Checklist:

Batteries
Candles
Radio
Blankets
Water
Ax (you never know) We had to use one once, door was jambed
Food
Drinking Water
Fill up your bathtub
Bucket - in case you need to get the water out of the bathtub to flush the toilet
Generator - if you can find one.
Do the laundry now. Get ahead of it.
Warm clothes
Plastic sheeting - in case ceilings, windows or walls start to leak along with screws & hammer.
Duct Tape
Turn the gas off.

Good luck!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 05:32 PM

57. Snor'eastercane? Blizzacane? Frankenstorm! Forecaster's Frightful Name for Sandy Sticks.

http://news.yahoo.com/frankenstorm-forecasters-frightful-name-sandy-sticks-202203806.html

As Hurricane Sandy heads toward the Northeast, the nicknaming of this freakish storm has begun. But what do you name a monster cyclone that is forecast to dump massive amounts of rain and snow throughout the East Coast, just in time to ruin Halloween? Unfortunately, several large snowstorms have hit the Northeast in the last several years, taking the terms "Snowpocalypse" and "Snowmageddon."
-snip-

Frankenstom is catchy and seems appropriate, given the rare mix of a hurricane and a cold front that is expected to happen, and giving rise to a renewed ghoulish squall. But I'm also partial to "A More Perfect Storm," harkening as it does to the Preamble to the Constitution's "A more perfect union" (and which is obviously also the name of the first track on The Monitor, the sophomore album from New Jersey punk rock band Titus Andronicus).

Other good names I've run across are "blizzacane" and "snor'eastercane." Weather Channel hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross also described the cyclone as a "double freak," which we hope doesn't offend the cyclone's no-doubt staunch honor. "The freak part is that a hurricane happens to be in the right place in the world to get sucked into this doubled-back channel of air and pulled inland from the coast," Norcross wrote at WeatherUnderground. "And the double-freak part is that the upper level wind, instead of weakening the storm and simply absorbing the moisture which would be annoying enough is merging with the tropical system to create a monstrous hybrid vortex. A combination of a hurricane and a nor'easter."

The National Hurricane Center, however, will not be calling it Frankenstorm. " It will be referred to as 'Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy,'" said James Franklin, the center's branch chief, in a news conference today (Oct. 26).

'Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy' almost as catchy as Frankenstorm.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:44 AM

60. That's usually one of the worst impacts with the storm, the surge. Cat 1 winds aren't

so bad, its the rain and surge that can get nasty.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:56 AM

63. I have relatives in Greenpoint...Can you tell me how things look there?

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