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18 Startling Quotes About The Incredible Destruction Caused By Hurricane Sandy

It is hard to put into words the absolute devastation that we are seeing along many areas of the east coast right now.  Boats have been washed ashore, homes have been razed, some coastal roads have been essentially destroyed, and large numbers of people are still trapped in their homes by flood waters.  It is being reported that more than 50 people are dead and more than 8 million people along the east coast have lost power.  Those without power might not get it back for a week or more.  In New York City, an all-time record storm surge of almost 14 feet caused incredible destruction.  It is going to take months for New York City to recover, and along the Jersey coast things are even worse.  Hurricane Sandy really did turn out to be "the worst case scenario" for much of the eastern seaboard.  At this point more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled, and nobody knows when subway service in New York City is going to be restored.  More than 4 million people a day use that subway system, and right now many of the most important tunnels are absolutely flooded with water. Sadly, this crisis is far from over.  The storm formerly known as Hurricane Sandy has moved inland over Pennsylvania where it continues to do a tremendous amount of damage.  The full extent of the destruction caused by this storm will probably not be known for weeks.

We have truly seen some unprecedented things during this storm.  For example, a 168 foot long tanker was driven ashore on Staten Island.  Right now the tanker is sitting on Front Street.

In the beachfront Queens neighborhood of Breezy Point, a massive fire broke out and burned just about everything that was not already flooded.  The blaze destroyed close to 100 homes, and by the end of the fire more than 190 firefighters were battling it.

Some areas in the West Virginia mountains have already had up to 3 feet of snow, and yet it just continues to fall.  When all of that snow starts to melt in a few days, tremendous flooding is anticipated.

The northeast has never seen a storm quite like this, and the ripple effects are going to be felt for years to come.

The following are 18 startling quotes about the incredible destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy...

#1 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

"The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we’ve ever seen. The cost of the storm is incalculable at this point."

#2 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 and bus depots. As of last night, seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded. Metro-North Railroad lost power from 59th Street to Croton-Harmon on the Hudson Line and to New Haven on the New Haven Line. The Long Island Rail Road evacuated its West Side Yards and suffered flooding in one East River tunnel. The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is flooded from end to end and the Queens Midtown Tunnel also took on water and was closed. Six bus garages were disabled by high water. We are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery. Our employees have shown remarkable dedication over the past few days, and I thank them on behalf of every New Yorker. In 108 years, our employees have never faced a challenge like the one that confronts us now. All of us at the MTA are committed to restoring the system as quickly as we can to help bring New York back to normal."

#3 Hoboken, New Jersey Mayor Dawn Zimmer

"The Hudson River came in and filled half of Hoboken like a bathtub"

#4 Little Ferry resident Leo Quigley

"I looked out and the next thing you know, the water just came up through the grates. It came up so quickly you couldn’t do anything about it. If you wanted to move your car to higher ground you didn’t have enough time"

#5 New Jersey resident Montgomery Dahm

"I mean, there's cars that are just completely underwater in some of the places I would never believe that there would be water."

#6 Mobile home park resident Juan Allen

"I watched a tree crush a guy's house like a wet sponge."

#7 Angela Valenta, mother of 9-year-old Angelo Valenta

"He kept saying, 'Am I going to die?'"

#8 U.S. Representative Bob Turner

"I, along with many other Breezy Point residents, lost our homes last night and I am grateful that my family and I are safe after this destructive storm. I hope you will join me in lending a hand to those who were less fortunate and keep everyone impacted by this storm in your thoughts and prayers."

#9 Long Branch, New Jersey resident David Arnold

"The ocean is in the road, there are trees down everywhere. I’ve never seen it this bad."

#10 New York resident William Yaeck

"I am looking outside of my sixth-floor apartment, and I see that a new lake has formed in the parking lot adjacent (to) my building"

#11 Motel owner Peter Sandomeno

"There are boats in the street five blocks from the ocean"

#12 West Virginia meteorologist Reed Timmer

"It's 3 feet of heavy snow. It's like concrete"

#13 Maryland State Police dispatcher Bill Wiltson

"It’s like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs up here"

#14 Con Edison spokeswoman Sara Banda

"This is the largest storm-related outage in history"

#15 John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Con Edison

"This will be one for the record books"

#16 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

"Clearly the challenges our city faces in the coming days are enormous"

#17 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

"You want to talk about a situation that gets old very quickly. You are sitting in a house with no power and you can't open the refrigerator"

#18 National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina

"It was an extremely devastating and destructive storm, hopefully one that people will only see once in their lifetime"

So what will this storm ultimately cost the U.S. economy?  Well, Fox News is reporting that the total cost could reach 45 billion dollars.  Others estimate that the economic toll may be even higher than that.

But one thing is for certain - at a time when layoffs are already surging, this is definitely not going to help.  The U.S. economy is showing lots of signs of slowing down again, and this storm may have just nudged us even farther in that direction.

Hopefully we will have some time to recover before the next major crisis strikes, but with the election coming up early next week that does not seem too likely.

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  • Mondobeyondo

    My goodness… the pictures speak for themselves. It looks like Katrina II… :(

    • http://www.prepper-resources.com PJ Prepper

      I live in an area that was hit by the storm, fortunately the worst of it missed us. When scrolling through the pictures of the devastation in NYC and Jersey it truly is heartbreaking. I never like seeing fellow citizens having to endure these hardships, I hope they can pick up the pieces as best they can and move on. It’s so easy to stand on the sideline (relatively unaffected) and throw down insults like “that’s what you get for living near the coast, or living in NYC.” I’ve seen stuff like this written on other forums and it is a bit harsh in my opinion. Disaster can come calling on ANY doorstep, even those who are holed up in a fortified bunker deep in the mountains.

      Here’s to a better tomorrow for those who had to face the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.

      Cheers.

      PJ

      Prepper-Resources.com

    • Alasha

      Very apro Mondobeyondo.. it has truly been a nightmare.. over and over again, i hear ppl talk about how FAST it all happened… they were flooded within 10 mins..

      SIGH

      • John W.

        Fortunately for NYC the storm hit land where it did and not thirty miles further North. This will take a long time to recover from.

  • nowwthen

    To paraphrase something I heard earlier, “The economic activity generated by the need to repair and rebuild cannot makeup for the financial losses suffered by those affected.” Yes, lots of jobs will be created by recovery efforts but that’s small consolation to those who’ve suffered the losses. Help where you can and pray for the victims.

  • rikki

    NOW would be a great time to see why so many people MUST WORK M-F 9-5.

    I’ll bet 1/3 or more could easily be time shifted to alleviate the mad crushing squashed subways at rush hour every day…Yet at 10am you can get a seat

    Most power outages happen in the late afternoon when people are working….time shift a couple hundred thousand to 2nd 3rd shift and weekends holidays, and there should never be another power failure based on maxing out the system.

    But the Biggest incentive ELIMINATE ALL tax deductions for companies that work only 9-5….the more people you time shift the bigger your tax deduction is

    Prime time pricing……Don’t as me for a discount to DJ your wedding in June….but Ill be glad to give you one in January

    • liberranter

      I’ve often thought of this very thing. Depending on the company/organization you work for and its customer requirements, there is often NO REASON WHATSOEVER why the work schedule can’t be flexible. Quite honestly, when one looks at it objectively, the whole 9-5 thing is an anachronism with no business logic to it. Staggering the work day in flexible shifts would do a lot to alleviate problems with traffic congestion and, as you mention, power management (or less stress on the existing power grid), among other things.

      The good news is that many businesses already do this to some extent (some to a great extent, actually). In my own experience, the resistance to this trend by senior corporate management has more to do with “control” issues than anything else (that is, the idea that employees won’t work or can’t be micro-managed if they’re not held to a 9-5 schedule where the executive class can watch them like hawks).

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break, [X2]
    When The Levee Breaks I’ll have no place to stay.

    Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan, [X2]
    Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
    Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.

    Don’t it make you feel bad
    When you’re tryin’ to find your way home,
    You don’t know which way to go?
    If you’re goin’ down South
    They go no work to do,
    If you don’t know about Chicago.

    Cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good,
    Now, cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good,
    When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.

    All last night sat on the levee and moaned, [X2]
    Thinkin’ about me baby and my happy home.
    Going, going to Chicago… Going to Chicago… Sorry but I can’t take you…
    Going down… going down now… going down….
    GOD HAVE MERCY ON US!!

    • Mondobeyondo

      Levee’s already broken.

      Have you seen the photos of the New York subway stations? They’re under water.
      Ugh. A lot of people are going to be doing a lot of walking.
      The subway system won’t be up and running for weeks, if not months.

      • Alasha

        … And please turn on the POWER…. lol

  • Paula New Zealand

    I agree Michael.
    I cannot beleive many of your readers saying how it was ot such a biggie.
    What HEARTLESS HEARTLESS people..
    Shame on you ,IF you made those type of comments..
    Your names and words have been recorded not only here, but in GODS ears.

    • Eisenkreutz

      God wants you to TEACH A MAN TO FISH, NOT GIVE HIM A FISH. ALl you do-gooders and bleeding hearts ever accomplish is to create the culture of dependency and prevent the idiot populace from growing up and thinking for themselves. Think about what you are saying.

      • TJ

        There is one thing you should know about poverty: it is crushing! It crushes the spirit first and foremost, then it crushes the idea of dreams because people in extreme poverty don’t see a way out when they barely have enough to eat let alone get ahead in life.
        So, by offering a hand up to those in poverty, we relieve a bit of that pressure…just enough so that their basic needs are met. Once those needs are met, those in poverty can start to see “LIGHT”, something hard to see when being crushed by the pressures and hardships of poverty.

        I know of what I speak; I was once living an upper middle-class life and enjoyed all the trappings of material and financial successes.

        However, an accident caused that life as I knew it to end in a moment. I’m no longer able to work and for the past few years have barely been able to feed myself.

        When I became homeless in 2010, I felt suicidal. My lowest moment was holding a sign asking for help very near the 6 bedroom home I once lived.

        But, I applied for and receive disability insurance and since receiving that insurance, I’ve been able to find a place to live, and even though it’s only $40 a month, I have money for food.

        I got sick this year and w/o insurance, was unable to see a doctor. But, with the help of Medicare (which I pay a monthly fee), I’m able to get the medical attention I need. If I had been able to see a doctor earlier, I’d not have become so sick ~dying.

        I’m a child of God and He has always lived in my heart. I have felt his presence along every step of my journey. I don’t think I’m being punished, I believe I’m being tested.

        It’s been a hard few years and I don’t know if I’ll live long enough for the rapture, but if I do, I pray I’m taken to by the Lord to a better place.

        If I’m not able to recover, I’m fully prepared to meet my Creator and become a part of the light that is God.

        I pray that no one ever has to suffer the life changes I’ve suffered. It’s hard to imagine someone thinking I’m not a good person because I’m not able to care for myself without the help of the programs set in place for someone in my situation. I am GRATEFUL and thank God every day for the relief I feel with this little bit of security.

        God Bless You.

      • Paula New Zealand

        Well Eisenkreutz.
        When you are hit by a huricane and your family members are dying and your home is gone, and you come to me crying, I will tell you to ‘Go fish’

        • Paul

          There is no need to die from a hurricane.

          I experienced many typhoons Cat 3, Cat 4, Cat 5 in Hong Kong. Direct hit, passing on the left, passing on the right. Without any personal damage.
          The worst that happened to me personally was my boat was damaged because I didn’t put it under protection like the other guys. A tree fell on it and the hull was damaged. After that it took water through a hairline and I had to sell it.

          We have houses made from reinforced concrete in Hong Kong. In the typhoon the high rise building sways, and it is rally scary. But that’s it. Before the typhoon you get warned, then you bring everything inside that you can carry. The trees in the pots you lay down and secure them in place.

          Prepare, because storms cause damage. Don’t go out during the storm. Keep away from large glass areas. Draw the heavy curtains inside. Go shopping, fill the fridge, get a new gas cylinder. I never let the cylinder outside like my neighbors. So nothing could be damaged, nothing could be stolen.

          Prepare.
          Well in advance.
          Wooden houses are vulnerable. Stone and concrete buildings less so. Especially in areas where you can expect storm, hurricane, tornado, flooding, neighborhood shooting, gang wars, reckless drivers, etc.

          BTW, just got the news: strong cyclone landed in India, killing 8.
          NY isn’t the only place where such things happen. But NY is supposed to be rich. And th rich should be able to free resources for preparation.

          Prepare.
          Then there is less damage.

        • mike steward

          you are a twisted and selfish human being. Mark my words: a disaster that mankind has never seen before is coming and you won’t be able to fish. Funny though, you talk of God but have none of His attributes. Especially love and compassion. Your day is coming and your arrogance will be brought to naught.

      • Alrescha

        Here here Eisenkreutz

        The power of people is in the peoples hands. It is not in the power of God.

        You are not free if you do not take responsibility for yourself.

        How weak we make ourselves by placing our power in the hands on an unknown

      • k

        when a person is no position to fish, then giving him a fish is a right thing to do….says all religions

  • none

    Let me get this straight.

    We are spending about 40 billion a month to buy up abandoned homes.

    Now we are going to spend billions rebuilding the east coast?

    Why not just let all those people move to the buildings, that we are buying for free?

    Something like the Oklahoma land rush of 1893 ?

    • sharonsj

      You are misinformed. The $40 billion is to buy up mortgage-backed securities because the banks are still in trouble. So the money still doesn’t reach any human beings (that’s because I don’t think the bank CEOs are human).

      According to law, if you move into an abandoned or foreclosed building, you are a squatter and subject to arrest. So try coming up with a suggestion that actually works.

      • Paul

        How much is spent on ammo and explosives? Who gets that money?

  • http://yahoo.com richard swank

    I THINK THERE IS ALOT MORE DAMAGE THAN 20 BILLION DOLLARS. WITH THE STOCK MARKET DOWN, I HAVE A FEELING WHEN IT OPENS, IT WILL START HEADING DOWNWARDS.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    One of the markers of historical progress has been the ability of a people or culture to work metal and its alloys. Primitive peoples used hard things to cut and slice and to tip their arrows, the most suitable materials being stone (typically, flint) and animal bone. Prior to the discovery that metals would serve better, such cultures are typically divided into Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic, for “old stone”, “middle stone”, and “new stone” ages.

    In the Paleolithic, which seems to be go back at least two and a half million years, stone tools used were, first, those found which had a reasonable cutting edge, and, later, those which could be chipped into such a state. Flint lends itself admirably to this purpose, and is why most stone age tools found are of this material. Flint is a hard mineral, a form of quartz with very tiny pores. It is easily worked or shaped by virtue of its even grain, and when flint is struck with another hard rock, produces smooth, curved chips. (Later, another attribute of flint would prove to be of equal value: when struck against iron it produces a spark – a portable source of fire.)

    About 8,000 BC, the human species began to include crop growing as a feature of the food supply in addition to hunting. Those peoples who worked stone to make tools specialized for farming are said to have entered the Neolithic Age, while those peoples after 8,000 BC who remained dependent on hunting are said to occupy the Mesolithic. The Mesolithic is well studied in Britain. A culture known as the Maglemosian descended from people from Denmark who walked across the land that would become the North Sea before ice melted at the end of the last ice age to form the English Channel.

    These people used tiny flints mounted (with resin) in wood shafts to make composite tools such as saws or knives. They paddled canoes made of cored-out tree trunks. They wore antler headdresses in a form of ritual dance. They may have corralled deer. Some calculations imply that in 7500 BC, the Mesolithic population of Britain was about 10,000, consisting of breeding groups of some 25 individuals living approximately 200 miles from each other, either as hunting societies inland or hunting and fishing societies along the coasts.

    The Neolithic included several distinctive features. Land was opened for planting by either burning or chopping. Pottery was made. Groups traded implements with others. Roads were cut. Houses were built of mud brick in warm climates, timber in forested cooler ones. About 3,500 BC tribal leaders were able to encourage their people to erect ritual structures – stone monuments (Stone Henge is best known), burial chambers, or communal houses of larger size. Protective palisades or walls appear.

    Clearly, for different parts of the world, people adapted to farming at different times. When Europeans discovered Australia, they found natives who had remained in an Old Stone Age culture, whereas African Bushmen were in the Mesolithic, and American Indians were in the Neolithic.

    Copper is a soft metal which can be found in its natural state as well as within ore, and could be beaten into ornaments and soft weapons. It appears on the world stage about 8,000 BC in the Tigris and Euphrates region where civilization and agriculture were beginning. Later it appears in Egypt and among the Chinese and the Inca in Peru. About 5,000 BC pottery appears, and about this time copper is melted out of its ore. The link with pottery seems to be this: an open fire, such as a hearth, is not hot enough to heat copper ore to the point where the metal runs free, but an enclosed space such as was being used to fire pottery does reach that temperature. Some observant person noticed that the green ore inside such a kiln yielded copper.

    It was also about 5,000 that gold was discovered and beaten into decorative objects.

    About 3500 BC, someone discovered that copper may be made harder by melting it together with tin, which formed bronze. This was the intellectual step, and therefore when a people made the jump to bronze, they had made a significant cultural leap. Thus: the Bronze Age, which appeared at various times among various peoples. (A later discovery, c900 BC, was to combine copper with zinc instead of tin, to produce a gold-appearing metal called brass.)

    About 1500 BC another step was taken in the Mediterranean, perhaps first in Asia Minor (modern Turkey, then populated by a people called the Hittites) which was to derive an even harder metal, called iron, from its ore. The technological leap was the higher heat source needed for iron, whereas the advantage was that iron ore was abundant and widespread and therefore cheap. To derive iron from ore, it was necessary to heat the ore in combination with charcoal to high temperatures for several hours, the charcoal capturing released oxygen and the ore thus releasing a shiny metal.

    Then this metal had to be freed of its remaining brittle impurities by reheating, pounding, and reheating – the more the better. Heating alone will not do it; the removal of oxygen from the ore is an essential step, and one must wonder how the first person thought of it, or recognized it, if the combination was serendipitous! Over the next 500 years this new discovery would spread over much of Asia and Europe and penetrate Africa. Yet Caesar would conquer Britain (54 BC) before the Scandinavian countries would discover iron working, and it would not be discovered at all by native peoples in the Western Hemisphere.

    We typically define “civilization” as that point at which a primitive people learn that the food supply can be made more reliable by domestication of crops and animals, at which point two other things happen. The first is the realization that the people need no longer be nomads – constantly moving from place to place, hunting and gathering – but can remain in one place. The second is to discover that with domestication, not all of the people are necessary to provide food. Some can be allowed other tasks, and thus, an artisan class can emerge.

    A division of labor in a fixed location is the evidence for “civilization”, and it begins where crops grow most abundantly – in the fertile valleys of rivers such as the Tigris and Euphrates.

    The hunter/gatherers of the Old Stone Age were uncivilized, those of the Neolithic, civilized. As metal working progresses, we assign new titles for technological achievement: the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age, coming at different times to different peoples and to a few, never.

    Now into a new century and a new millennium, we have added many new composite materials to our “tool kit” to replace customary metals in many applications. We have passed through several other “ages” – such as the Industrial Age, the Steam Age, the age of the combustion engine, and the Plastic age, among others, but the pace of all of this has increased as well and we now find ourselves in a combination of “ages”: the Space Age, the Nuclear Age, the Cybernetic Age. What “ages” are yet to be added to the historical drama of Man – The Intergalactic Age? The Time Travel Age? One can only guess, but we can be reasonably sure that all of the future ages will be preceded by the same event that has launched all the others:

    someone makes an interesting discovery…

    • Eisenkreutz

      Excellent post. Very entertaining and enlightening.

    • DAS

      W.T.F does that have to do with the storm?

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    An Inconvenient Truth

    An Inconvenient Truth

  • Ghulam

    When I was growing up I had a great uncle who was something of a black sheep, and nobody would talk about it. Once, however, my mother sited as evidence of his questionable character the fact that he lived year-round at the beach. Families that had been around since the seventeenth century knew that nobody in his right mind built a permanent house on the coast. Yes, it is very glamourous, but it is gambling, and back then that was not approved.

  • meha

    this is the beginning of sorrows. 7 plagues of Egypt. Fall of Babylon and Burning of Rome. All that people killed before our time, millions of natives of the new world, world wars, middle east wars — will not get away unpunished. think of the millions who cursed Babylon. many will cry blood.

    • Gary2

      so to boil it all down gog is returning???

      • Kathy Smith

        Just 4 u Gary

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        No, but the Gods of the Copybook Headings are.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Anonymous TV interview with a Mr. John Doe, Atlantic City, New Jersey:

    WHOA-TV: “Mr. Doe, why do you refuse to evacuate? In spite of the weather?
    Mr. Doe: “Yeah. These storm reports, they are always overhyped. It won’t be that bad.”
    WHOA-TV: “But Mr. Doe, the governor and mayor have advised you to evacuate!”
    Mr. Doe: “I didn’t vote for them, so…”
    WHOA-TV: “Did you prepare for Hurricane Sandy in any way?”
    Mr. Doe: “Sure I did. I voted for Mitt Romney.
    WHOA-TV: “I mean… buying extra supplies, a portable stove, plywood…”
    Mr. Doe: “No, of course not! Hurricanes hit Miami and New Orleans. Never New York City. We’ll be fine. Besides, we need the rain. Plywood is for losers. And the fishing should be great! My son plans to do a little wind surfing!”
    ———————
    (Here’s an update from our reporter, Barb DeWyre of WHOA-TV:
    “We’re desperately searching for Mr. Doe. We are unable to find him… details coming as soon as they are available to us”)

  • Gary2

    19. D-Bag Mittens wants to have FEMA privatized. I love watching this 1% piece of ****** try and worm his way out of this.

    • Michael

      What are you going to do if he actually wins the election?

      Michael

      • liberranter

        Why, he’ll LEAVE THE COUNTRY, of course – if he can find somebody to pay his way. And if he does find someone to pay his way, he’ll demand that it be to some other Western Socialist country like Britain, where they speak English, or to France, where he’ll only have to “work” three days a week (oh, the HORROR!).

        • SPKTRUTH200

          you are so misinformed you make me laugh. Betting you have never been out of the country and see how other civilized nations live. France…France is beautiful and their people are very healthy. They have one of the best health care systems in the world, compared to the US who is 37th behind Cuba and Costa Rica.

      • Rodster

        Probably starting random fires, looting store fronts, breaking windshields, vandalizing cars, threatening innocent people. :)

      • DAS

        He will have to turn in his Obama phone!

      • sharonsj

        If Mittens wins, I’ll go into mourning for a while and then go back to prepping. I’ve heard that us old folks on Social Security are going to get socked with higher Medicare fees and maybe face cuts in our monthly payments (just like Greece, if Mittens institutes austerity programs). Good thing I’m used to dealing with disasters and not much money.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Hey I saw your posts over there at shtfplan. You’re as much a racist as you’ll accuse republicans of being.

        • jaxon64

          you’ve been lied to. As a health care pro who is married to a health care worker, has a health care working daughter and sister I can tell you Obama has already re-directed 400 billion from Medicare. Plus you ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to shortages and dropping in quality care. When obamacare’s full medicare caps kick in people are going to be months in line for elective surgeries and the caps for their Med B has to be pre-approved for tx. That’s right. Break your leg and you’ll get emergency room care but follow-up ortho appts will be few and far between and you might as well not expect more Rehab than a few days in transitional care unit at the hospital…you people have bought the lie hook, line and sinker. Nurses and doctors are already at their ends as layoffs, benefits cuts and pay freezes have left many with unsafe working hours for less pay and covering the work that 2 people used to do…like I said, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

          • Louise in MO

            JAXON64

            My husband was in the hospital for five days….started in the emergency room. The hospital staff is bare bones. Go to a nursing station…you won’t find anyone there. Put your call light on….answered 30 t0 45 minutes later. If the patient has no one visiting in the room….he or she can die and they won’t be discovered for hours.

            This is just the beginning folks.

    • Nancy

      I knew this jerk would have to get his two bits in about Romney. Tiring, tiring

  • Gary2

    Tax the rich and spread the wealth to rebuild

    • 0UTS1DER

      Nice.

    • http://www.prepper-resources.com PJ Prepper

      Ok then, where is the cutoff, and how much? What “income” level determines who is rich and how much more should we confiscate from them? Why not just take all of their money and spread it around, that will solve all of our problems. Then again it has been proven that *if* you could confiscate the income of every single person who makes above 250k a year and it wouldn’t even cover the gap in our deficit for 1 year.

      PJ

      Prepper-Resources.com

    • Mondobeyondo

      Very original!

  • Trotsky’s Icepick

    George W. Bush drove the storm with HAARP because he hates black people!

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  • RainyDay

    Man no one at work today seemed to care a second for these people devastated by this storm. They’re more worried about their Hallowen costume…they’re in their late 30s to early 40s FYI. One of them even said “oh how are those kids going to be able to trick
    or treat now?” uhhhh yeah maybe that’s not a priority? So sad what’s happened to our fellow Americans on the East coast.

  • tom

    It’s Bushes’ fault.

  • Grandpa

    This is what you get for living so close to water… So where is this unprecedented superstorm thats suppose to wipe out everything other than tv? Wanna see a superstorm wait till next week.

  • Bobby Smith

    Well alright Gary2!

  • Paul

    Maybe Chris Christie should travel more and see more? Maybe to the Philippines, where typhooons are coming regularly and flooding is not unusual? Just this week there was another Category 3 Typhoon with wind speeds of 100mph.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Pacific_typhoon_season

    Leo Quigley: The storm was in the news for a week before it hit. Enough time to evacuate your car even if you had to push it by hand.

    3 feet of snow? Be happy. It could be three feet of water.

    Anybody near the ocean should have gone fishing – buy those suspended fishing trousers that keep you dry up to the chest. I would have, even if it were just for this occasion. Yeah, they do not look fashionable, but in times like this they are quite useful.
    I always got in trouble with my boss, when I didn’t wear a suit during a typhoon, but shorts and flipflops. But I needed 5 minutes to change into a suit while my colleagues were busy until lunch to dry their suit and shoes.

    • jaxon64

      So I guess what you’re saying is dozens dead, millions of homes and businesses damaged and tens of millions displaced or losing food, power and fiscal costs in a very tight economy is no big deal hunh?

      Maybe if you moved out of momma’s basement and had some skin in the game you might understand. The loss of a home you possibly worked a lifetime for, non-replaceable family heirlooms destroyed, weeks of lost wages if your place of employment was destroyed or even loved ones dying–these things are trivial to you–or are you just saying that we should not care because in the perspective of other’s suffering that this suffering doesn’t count?…disgusting heartless human.

      • Paul

        The loss is a big deal for everyone, but the storm wasn’t. I experienced stronger typhoons.

        All the loss could have been avoided if more money had been spent on better buildings and less on guns, ammo and the military. And cleaning up rubbish pays. Not cleaning costs.

        New York is located at the Atlantic Ocean! And this wasn’t the first storm. There is just too much complacency. People pay for it. Some even with their lives. But next week they elect the president that talks most nicely and then watch superbowl and “buy” a 6 bedroom house made from wood at the shore with a mortgage lasting 50 years, which they serve with a chain of 13 credit cards.

        I moved out 30 years ago. When I earned 100k a year, I paid 30k tax, spent 30k and saved 30k. After some years I bought a house from that cash for momma. It has triple-paned windows and 1foot thick brick wall plus 1 foot insulation. It got a heatpump for heating, solar collectors on the roof and the fresh air comes in through a heat exchanger, that recycles the heat from the outgoing stale air. For heating and hot water they pay $350 per year. All doors and the shower are wide enough for wheel chair access and the stairs can accommodate a stair lift. Doctor, parks and shopping in walking distance.

        You see, my grandma was a refugee after WW2. She started with nothing but 2 small kids and no job. I grew up prepping.

      • Paul

        BTW, how many wars did the US fight overseas after WW2?

        How do you think all those refugees feel about their losses?

      • Paul

        My close friend is Philipino. He is upset about the current media hype. He lost his possessions many times and again in typhoons and flooding that didn’t make it 5 minutes in the media over here.
        They had no outside help. His pictures gone. And letters. Clothing soaked in brown muddy water. They remained brown after many washes. Then he got a free email account to keep in touch with friends and family. Only to have it deleted by microsoft because he couldn’t login for some time.
        But he was lucky.
        When his hut and bed was washed away over night, he wasn’t there.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Contrary to popular belief (ahem…) – a hurricane does not have to be extremely powerful to cause a great deal of damage. That should be obvious by now.

    Only three hurricanes have ever hit the U.S. mainland at Category 5 strength:

    - The “Labor Day Hurricane” of 1935 (South Florida – September 1935)
    - Hurricane Camille (Mississippi/Gulf Coast – August 1969)
    - Hurricane Andrew (Miami/South Florida – August 1992)

    Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana as a Cat 3 (although it briefly hit Cat 5 when it was in the Gulf of Mexico). So was Hurricane Rita, which hit southeast Texas in the same year, 2005. Everyone remembers Katrina. Few people seem to remember Rita, or Wilma for that matter (yes, Wilma hit southern Mexico in the same year, 2005, as a Cat 3).

    Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. mainland at Cat 1 strength, and look at the destruction it has caused. A hurricane of any category, is not something to be taken lightly. And it’s not necessarily the wind, but the storm surge that causes the most damage. Don’t forget about the embedded tornadoes, either. Fun, huh?

    Yes, I know hurricanes (used to be really into meteorology as a kid). Fortunate enough to have never been through one, though.

    • http://itsafluffy.blogspot.com DL.

      Mondo, I know you are on a roll here but please fact check: Hurricane Rita did NOT hit Southeast Texas! Now, close to a million did try to leave Galveston and Houston ans places in between before it hit, and most of ‘em were stuck out in the heat in their non-AC cars for 8 to 10 hours in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic thinking Rita would hit those areas, but they evacuated in vain. Hurricane Rita hit Southwest Louisiana in the Cajun-Bayou areas by the Achafalaya Swamp (west of Baton Rouge, east of Lake Charles). Sulfur, La, was very heard hits well, but other than maybe Port Arthur and Orange, Texas, Rita didn’t hit much in Texas. In fact for the most part, Rita hit SW La and also areas that Katrina hit.

      In 2010, Hurricane Ike did hit SE Texas and slammed Galveston and the surrounding islands.

  • Paul

    Lets face it.

    If everybody in New York had had a gun and the basement full of ammo, nothing like that would have happened.

    It’s just a matter of priorities.

    • jaxon64

      it appears that human suffering, misery and loss are joyous opportunities for you to extol some of your sarcastic humor and jibes.

      In all seriousness. Where does such a cold heart and uncaring and non-empathetic mind and spirit come from? What event in your life has so calloused your heart and soul that you can make jokes about devastation and death? Please explain your twisted upbringing or what personal horrors created an unfeeling monster like you?

      • Paul

        Well, I like to be prepared.

        Whenever I engaged in risk management in the office I was told off: this doesn’t generate revenue.

        Americans too think they are the greatest. But their infrastructure is a joke. NYU hospital had to be evacuated because their emergency generator did not work. How stupid is that?

        Ever heard of Fukushima? Seaside town with problems since emergency generators didn’t work.

        Anybody bothered?

        You want to blame someone? Blame them. Blame the pencil pushers that fire engineers so they can buy a new car for the CEO.

        And remember: don’t tax the profit, tax the paychecks and cut the welfare.

  • sally mae

    Concerned for the people of course, but don’t you think this has been a godsend for certain folks in the election? Now they don’t have to talk about the economy.

  • K.Mc

    Be a good time for a bank holiday, perhaps nation-wide.

  • Andrew

    salty oceanic water plus temperatures below zero Celcius will render the infrastructure useless when spring arrives :(

  • Faux Gary

    All those waterfront property owners in Queens must be rich if they own waterfront property. Let’s tax them, hard, and spread the wealth around before they use it to rebuild what they lost.

    • John W.

      Breezy Point is/was a enclave of peace,prosperity and quiet in an otherwise crap hole area. The Rockawys have gone way downhill over the years. Still remember when one of our parish priests was sent to start a new parish when Breezy Point was built in the late 50s-early 60s. Good old Father Kenney.

  • Carl Jones

    Ok, I`ll give you my take on what is going on.

    Remember the really strange behaviour of hurricane Katrina? Of course you do. I am going to focus on one aspect…the bill, how much was spent on fixing it. Insurance, federal funding (DEBT) and peoples savings.

    I heard Dubya say lots of big numbers. And then what happens, he hands out lots of lush contracts to his buddies!!

    This is what they intend to do after Sandy. The insurance companies don`t care, they will get their money back and some. Some people will dig into their savings…this is a forced spend!!! And the we have Federal Aid…in reality, this is money raised on the debt markets, or money printed by the US Fed, we call the “”MONOPOLY MONEY”"!!

    This is the money that middle class and poor Amerikans and their children and their children will be paying off over the next 100 or so years!!

    500,000 construction jobs were allegedly created after Katrina, so one wonders how many will gate created after Sandy.

    You can paint this as good picture, but the reality is bleak, when its debt based growth.

    Here in the UK, we generally have much milder weather than you do in the UD. But here, we`ve had freaky rain storms that has pumped insrance money into the High Street economy. Of course, the cabal (coalition) is so worried that flood areas won`t get insurance, or simply won`t pay for it, that they are trying to bring in a scheme where by all policy holders will pay for flood risk…in other words, the flooding scams will continue.

    The fact is, THEY can control the weather and by unleashing these storms, they are proping up our collapsing economies. Of course, some countries just get attacked like Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma…funny how Burma is not coming out of its shell!!

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Philadelphia, where I live, was pounded hard by Mistress Sandy, but overall, we made out better than New York City or the Jersey Shore. I never lost power. Service has been restored on the city’s busses and subways. But for those who think preppers are nuts, I have this to say: hell, no, preppers aren’t nuts. Preppers are the sanest, smartest people around. And I say that not only because of natural disasters, but also, because of all the financial and political turmoil in the world. Between a worldwide financial meltdown, danger for both the BRA dollar and the euro, and the very real possibility of World War III, we are living in very dark times.

    Reasons to prep, in addition to natural disasters:

    1. When the BRA dollar or the euro go into cardiac arrest, things will get ugly. Expect bank holidays, as Gerald Celente predicts. All hell will break loose.
    2. The Desperate People Doing Desperate Things Tax (DPDDTT) is on its way to The Banana Republic of America. Violent crime in The Banana Republic of America will skyrocket to Caracas, Ciudad Juarez and Johannesburg levels. Preppers understand the importance of self-defense.
    3. The BRA’s fascist police state will be used to crush political dissent, but it won’t protect you from carjackers, armed robbers, kidnappers and other DPDDTT collectors.
    4. The BRA’s infrastructure will only get worse…….and worse, and worse.

    “These are Gerald Celente’s three Gs: gold, guns and a getaway plan.”—Gerald Celente

    “We’re getting ready to face a really big crisis, even bigger than the World War II Generation.” —Alex Jones

    “You will see states around the country start to go bankrupt. My leading contenders now are New Jersey and Illinois. California could be right up there. You will see tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of state employees laid off and fired. You will see pension funds disappeared overnight. You will see wages lowered. You will see much more civil unrest in this country.”—Michael Ruppert

    “We’re on a collision course for disaster. All we can do…….is brace for impact…Buy gold. Buy silver…Get as far away as you can from U.S. currency and the U.S. economy. ”—Peter Schiff

    On Tuesday, Boobus America (as Philly’s late, great Libertarian talk show host Irv Homer used to say) will elect either Marack “Goldman Sachs” Robama or Bitt “Wall Street” Omney. But either way, the empire will collapse. Hunger, extreme poverty, shantytown slums, chaos, violent unrest and Third World crime levels will plague theThe Banana Republic of America, land of the corrupt and home of the desperate.

  • Jarad

    With global warming pushing up sea levels maybe now would be a good time to begin moving to higher ground and redefining our coastline.

    • John W.

      You mean like at the end of the last ice age when the coatline was over a hundred miles away? You global warming fools are pathetic. Planet has been warming since the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago. According to real scientists the warm periods are around ten to fifteen thousand years with ice ages lasting around a quarter million years. Be glad for the warming.

  • Dennis McCaffrey

    Michael, I really appreciate your coverage of the storm and hope you continue for a while with periodic updates. I looked up the combined population of the 4 counties on Long Island – over 7million. In the coming days all those people will need basic supplies so the aftermath of the storm will be very difficult for them.

  • Washington

    Gary Johnson’s closing pitch: ‘Waste your vote on me’ Posted by Felicia Sonmez on October 23, 2012

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/23/gary-johnsons-closing-pitch-waste-your-vote-on-me/

    • El Pollo de Oro

      “You’re wasting your vote if you vote for a Democrat or Republican.”—Jesse “The Body” Ventura, author of Democrips and Rebloodlicans and former governor of Minnesota

      “I will not vote for the lesser of two evils. I will not support this criminality any longer. I will not vote for the Gambinos or the Bonannos. I will not vote for the Republicans or the Democrats. To me, it’s a two-bit freak show.”—Gerald Celente

      “We have two choices, only two. And it’s not Romney or Obama. It’s fascism or freedom, and I’m voting for freedom.”—Gerald Celente

      “Death is what ‘your’ government in Washington, both Republicans and Democrats, are bringing you. Both parties are driven by the neoconservatives who believe that American hegemony over the world is worth nuclear war to accomplish. If these dangerous ideologues continue to prevail, life on Earth has a very short-run prospect.”—Paul Craig Roberts

      • Rhynn

        These guys you quoted get it.

  • oiledGOM

    Dr. Zangari [italian scientist summoned by USN] stated that the thermohyline current had been BROKEN APART by the BP oil spill. “You will not see the affects of this right away, but it will come about 2 years later in the form of severe wheather disruptions, crop failures…Also there will be no major hurricanes that will enter the GOM”. You can read his comments, reports online if you care. Maybe on floridaoilspilllaw.com ..By the way I studied this ‘current’ system, starts in the GOM. You can also see images of the current before/after the spill. Oh, and one other thing, the thermohyline current keeps our planet warm….

  • William

    There are a lot of considerations in the choice of where one decides to live. Many do not recognize those considerations until it is too late.

  • http://aol Elizabeth

    I believe America is under judgment. God has warned us (all in the Bible) what to expect. We all need to turn back to our Lord Jesus Christ now, while there is time! May God forgive America for the wrong we have done to this wonderful country.

    • M. Hapney

      Sheer ignorance. Instead, what is happening to American is due to willful ignorance and apathy of its people in their failure to realize their lives are controlled by the Oligarchs from day 1. No man in the sky is throwing darts your way because you have been ‘bad.’

      Puppet A or Puppet B Nov 6th is meaningless.

      • Mark

        It is interesting that the Godless always seem to see themselvs as less “ignorant.”

    • Kathy Smith

      AMEN to that Elizabeth. I pray everyday that God will forgive us. GOD HELP US ALL

    • Alrescha

      @elizabeth If your statement is true, God has judges you (usa) to be rather good, or at least the much lesser of evil.

      Reference: #Haiti 330,000 dead, Boxing Day #Tsunami 230,000 Dead, #Japan Tsunami 16,000 dead.

      If Sandy is a judgement of the USA, then what has Haiti done to deserve their fate?

      I think the causes lay in science not God.

  • TripSeven

    Gary2 how do you breathe?

    Taxation, as you demand it, is called stealing in any other form by any other group…

    Of course we’ll tax the rich and productive… the poor and lazy don’t have anything. And they certainly won’t VOLUNTEER to go rebuild anything.

    On another note, you really don’t need to post here ever again. Everyone knows your dead horse. We expect it, even when you don’t beat it.

  • Harry Keester

    What destruction. Hurricane Obama really did a number on the east coast

  • A.S.

    Blame Obama…he takes credit for supposedly good things? Well, he should own up to this too!

    Nah, in actually, blame the GLBTs. They go against G-d and convince others they are normal.

    Nah, blame all of Congress for illegal wars.

    Nah, just blame yourself for becoming part of an immoral, unethical, sick nation. This is G-d’s punishment. Strange that in 2012 we had every single natural disaster possible at its worst: hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and next to come–the big one in California (get ready for a 10.0).

    I am so happy to live in Israel even if I am poor.

    • Shamaka

      Its written that “If MY people, which are called by MY name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek MY face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” [2 Chronicles 7:14] It is “MY” people – not the heathens or “unbeleivers” who need to do they praying to get the healing process underway. It is easy to blame everyone else, but there is a responsibility for beleivers to proclaim the word of God. Jesus said of himself “I am the way, the truth and the light.” He does not LOVE sin, self or indulgence.

      Jesus said “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” [Mark 10:25] Perhaps the average American needs to be less obsessed with money and more focussed on God, and less obsessed with sex and indulgence. There is a common expression that “pride comes before a fall”.

    • Gay Veteran

      A.S.: “Nah, in actually, blame the GLBTs. They go against G-d and convince others they are normal.”

      too bad you’re a Jew, you would have fit in so much in Nazi Germany

  • whtmtngirl

    Detroit in ruins, New Orleans never rebuilt, New York City??? Will this be the new normal….major USA cities, mere shadows of their former selves.

  • Old Man

    These comments describe the damages. They express shock, disbelief. When people is in this state, they seldom see the big picture.

    So let me present a the big picture. It consists of two facts:

    1) Folks along the Atlantic seaboard have built dense housing and towns, many all the way out to the edges and the sand banks. They are tempting nature, and dare the Atlantic ocean not give them the recreational fun they deserve.

    2) Sea levels have risen more than 1 foot the past century. A 1-foot rise translates to about 3-6 feet additional rise during storms.

    Add these two, add Sandy the freak storm, and you will get unprecedented flooding. In good times, people deny things. A storm hits and only the most delusional deny facts and reality of devastation. Check out Katrina.

    Governments must ban the over-building along the outer shores. And start to think hard, really hard, about NYC infrastructures. Because if they don’t, nature will take care of man’s carelessness real good.

    Did I hear the religious freaks shouting ‘pray and repent and God will reverse ocean’s rise’?

  • me

    why do all these idiots live there? There are millions of acres of great land in oregon, montana, idaho, colorado, wyoming,texas, kansas, nebraska, ect. Anyone choosing to live on the east coast should have their head examined. The weather sucks, the people suck, everything cost 10 times what it should. Wake up people and get out of that horrible part of the country.

  • me

    one more thing i just thought of as I read the post. Why do we commute to work at least 50% of people could work from home with a computer and a phone. People spend soooo much money on gas, trains, parking, ect. just to spend have their day on ebay so corporations can justify paying idiot executives to manage people who don’t need to be managed and so office buildings can charge for rent that doesn’t need to be paid. Society needs to rethink its priorities

  • Karen

    If you really want to know the real truth that the media doesn’t talk about concerning the aftermath of hurricane sandy go to whatdoesitmean the article titled Obama orders mass confiscation in wake of superstorm.

  • Newton

    said it before and I’ll say it again

    And again

    And again

    There are more people in the city of Pittsburgh than The entire STATE
    of Montana.

    We are all Soooooo surprised when mother nature throws a tantrum
    And levels 50 square miles of overbuilt, overpopulated, unsound
    Developments on sand that should have been left for the crabs.

    nobody says a friggin’ thing when a wildfire in Missoula claims the lives of 4 brave BLM firefighters and wipes out 100 Suarez miles.

    And yet the percentages are more than equal.

    just not as much newsworthiness these days

    Mores the pity

  • John Diomitron

    Isaiah 29:13-15 – The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish. Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?”

    Who can hide from the Most High? No one can! He sees all, hears all, knows all, and nothing is hidden from Him. He is holy, righteous, and just…AND HE DOES NOT CHANGE!

    Surely you have heard it spoken in Amos 3:6-8 – “If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it? Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?”

    I, John, must prophesy! Mankind will once more see the wonders and powers of the LORD God.

  • GSOB

    Just vote
    and prep.

  • Brian Harrington

    well folks as humans we have destoryed the EARTH period and there is nothing we can change nobody gives a rat shit about the enviroment or cliamate change it is like cancer we will never solve the problem if we did everyone will be broke there is a cure but no one really wants one we will all die and that is certain period as to how that remains a big mystery

  • http://WaterBlast.pro Kathleen Winfrey

    This hurricane Sandy has brought great devastation. We should all pray for everyone’s safety and also for the souls of those who were unlucky with this forthcoming. My prayers are with!

  • Alrescha

    Check Haiti Earthquake 330,000 dead, the Boxing Day / Indonesia Tsunami 230,000 Dead and the Japan Tsunami 16,000 dead. Sandy was nothing in comparison and could have been much, much worse. As sad as the devastation is, I hope it brings a certain perspective and helps generate more empathy with the rest of humanity the next time a disaster strikes elsewhere.

  • patriot alice

    No lighting, no 100+ mph winds, no tornadoes, no thunder,it was a peace of cake…Can you imagine if they were tornadoes and lighting in the mix? That would would be hell on earth…I lived in the south, I can tell you, those storms are very, very scary, you don’t know where to run and hide…

  • uncurable wound

    Michael,do any of your other sites have info on the death of our Seals in Libya?
    I trust your info,and I would really like to know what REALLY happened!

    All Brothers and Sisters in service,we need to know what happened!
    No one gets left behind!!!

    Its close now Dec 8
    GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!!!
    This is our year,and that goes for your little goat too!

    • Michael

      I would like to know what really happened in Libya too. From what I hear, some networks are sitting on some bombshell information until after the election.

      Michael

  • Massapequan

    Wow. i am amazed how many comments are completely off topic and fundamentally mean spirited. When did this website fall off the tracks. Always enjoyed reading Michael’s Blog and comments but this is way off base.
    I live in Massapequa NY …..No power to 95%. almost every home south of Merrick Road ( 1.5 miles from open water ) has been flooded. No electricity, no suppermarkets in immediate area, no gas (approx 80% of gas stations closed on Long Island). I am along with my family at my sisters in Brooklyn for the day (hot shower and electric) and count my blessings that although all my loved ones and friends lost possessions they did not lose their lives.

    • http://itsafluffy.blogspot.com DL.

      I’d be interested to know if Franklin Square (where I grew up) was hit, especially south of Hempstead Turnpike.

  • Rodster
  • lot more trouble

    This is just the beginning of the woes;
    You think pictures of destroyed homes is bad?
    How about no fuel for cars, trucks or taxis
    people are getting desperate and the news is just starting to let you see how fast things can unravel.

    Gas shortages, long lines add to post-Sandy misery
    Christian Science Monitor-5 hours ago
    Gas shortages, long lines add to post-Sandy misery … fill up their cars and gas cans to fuel home generators, causing shortages in some areas.

    NYC Taxis Running Out Of Fuel As City Copes With Gasoline …
    Huffington Post-8 hours ago
    Power outages and fuel shortages have forced many gasoline stations to shut, and now threaten efforts in New York and New Jersey to get back to business …

    Gas shortage after Sandy causes panic at the pumps in Hudson Valley
    Newsday-1 hour ago
    As storm-weary consumers idled in tense lines Thursday to fill up gas tanks, the U.S. Coast Guard took steps to ease fuel shortages by opening …

    Drivers running on empty in New York
    amNY-28 minutes ago
    Outages and fuel shortages have forced many gas stations to shut, and now threaten efforts in New York and New Jersey to get back to business after Hurricane …

    Hurricane Sandy: Gas shortage spawns long lines, fistfights, price …
    Newsday (subscription)-46 minutes ago
    As storm-weary consumers idled in tense lines Thursday to fill up gas tanks, the U.S. Coast Guard took steps to ease fuel shortages by opening up the ports of …

    Starting to get the picture?

  • Brent Errico

    I grew up and live on Long Island. Like any place, NY has a mixture of people – most are hard working middle class Americans trying to provide for their families, own a home, and watch their kids grow up.

    HOW DARE ANYONE dehumanize this situation and call yourself an American. Regardless of what people consider devastating or what was “more devastating” this is the event we are dealing with at hand, and it should be handled with compassion, because we’re all human and we’ve all had a helpful hand or kind gesture in life when it was needed.

    To argue a case against trying to better a terrible situation is asinine.

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      Ugh – I hate rats!

      Michael

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    Sunday night I had to take my 97 year old mother to the hospital.She was dehydrated, like bone dry. They would not check her in because they said she did not meet the criteria (rules) setup by Obama Care. To the Seniors who have bought into OBama’s lies for the second time, shame on you.You are cutting your own throat if you vote for him again. Not only that,everyone on here needs to go to http://www.AmericanPolicy.org and click Agenda 21,start reading the Articles, ALL of them, and be sure to read what they say about Hiding this info from Americans.All you people who are voting for OB are in for a rude awakening shortly.

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