Scary in the Dark

12 Responses to “Scary in the Dark”

  1. JeffS says:

    That is not good. Not good at all. The flooding must have gotten into the power system.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Big part of it was ConEd shutting down the power in Lower Manhattan when the Battery, etc started to flood, Jeff. Now I’m watching the Channel 7 feed and, besides the FDNY BOAT rescues from multi dwelling fires and knee-deep reporters evrywhere, they’re saying there’s 4 feet of water in the subways.

  3. JeffS says:

    Yeah, just monitored that local ABC station you linked earlier. A substation was flooded.

    They’re reporting a 14 foot storm surge in New York. Yikes!

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Here’s the intersection of 34th and 1st.

  5. JeffS says:

    I hope they shut down power, Sis! But apparently one substation was flooded. That could be a bad report, though.

    I heard about the fires as well. Just like Minot, ND, back in the ’90’s.

  6. JeffS says:

    Oof! That’s bad flooding all right. Hundreds of millions in damages, if not billions.

    That Channel 7 also had some discussion that a Category I hurricane is actually causing what everyone thought was Category III flooding. Time to revisit some models, methinks.

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    No doubt some fried wires in the mix, eh? I cannot imagine the extent of the damage. Holy Mother of God. Lots of people “trapped” in those buildings, too. Nowhere to go. I’d be barricading the door, for what could be WEEKS…

  8. JeffS says:

    Yeah. I left Chicago in late 1989, but had a good look at the 1992 flood, when a utility tunnel under the Chicago River was pierced, and virtually every major building in the Loop was shut down after their power grids were flooded.

    After *only* 3 days, things were dried up enough to resume business. But that still cost nearly $2 billion in damages and lost business.

    But Sandy in New York? The mind boggles at the damages and lost business.

    And that’s ignoring the human suffering. Not to mention all the other cities and communities in harms way. This looks to be a bad one.

  9. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @JeffS – were we (fraternal) twins separated at birth? I keep finding myself agreeing with you. NOT because I want to agree with “This looks to be a bad one.” I’d rather disagree. But, you are correct. If, perhaps, understating a bit. :-(

  10. JeffS says:

    I dunno, Kathy, what sign were you born under? Mine is “MATERNITY WARD”. :)

  11. […] It was good to do some work, see coworkers, and check in on how those without power at home were holding up. But after a few hours, it was time to head home. I didn’t want to be in Manhattan after dark. Too creepy. […]

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