This whole Super Storm Sandy is total made-up news hype. Watch for all of the signs. There will be the silly reports from the beach by the in the field reporters. The one’s where they stand there in the wind with a rain poncho on and try and describe wet while showing you waves crashing. Then there are the “denialists” who refuse to move out of “the zone”. Then the obviously photo shopped photos online. Then, when it turns out to just be a wet storm like any other, we get the “numbers”. The numbers of dead people who would have died whether there was a storm or not. The damage reports for the business, which would have occurred during any other storm. Who are we listening to here? Be aware of any story that is pre-hyped to be “super” or “frankenXX”. Watch for how the news will try and spin this into the election coverage now too.
This is all total BS.
Andy Rooney is that you?
Really, just don’t blow it
Oh, lighten up.
You know, life could be worse. You could be dead, like me.
Once you have crawled out from the utter destruction of FRANKENSTORM SANDY…could you please fix the RSS feed? Show isn’t downloading on Downcast. Thanks.
The RSS feed was acting up. Its working now. Please let me know if it is not working for you.
For some reason this episode didn’t show up in iTunes for me. Anybody else have this problem?
Should show up in the next days iTunes list. Just fixed the RSS issue.
I see Dina took time off from riding her broomstick in the storm to take off my previous post.
…As authorities rushed to clear loose electrical wires from the paths of emergency vehicles, one public worker cut his leg with a chainsaw as he extricated a tree from the tangled lines. He returned to work after getting stitches. The city also added 20 extra police officers, deploying 14 to direct traffic on chaotic streets, and several drove around pitch-black neighborhoods with their lights on to deter criminals.
“No power means no alarms and no streetlights,” Cattano said.
In Manville, which was devastated by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, Main Street was under water and police requested people to stay out of town. Stores were closed around the state and in Denville, where much of the downtown area was darkened, the Rockaway River was just inches from inundating the Diamond Road Bridge, rebuilt in 2000. Close to 120,000 PSE&G customers in northern and central New Jersey were still without electricity today, including some 80,000 in Bergen County. Atlantic Electric reported 1,972 outages in its area of South Jersey and JCP&L listed 35,000 outages across its area. Power to most of its customers will not be restored until Wednesday.
The Middlesex Water Co. issued a 48-hour boil water notice, and United Water New Jersey also asked its Teaneck customers to boil water after the Haworth Water Treatment Plant suffered power outages. Along most of the Shore, flood warnings stayed in effect today as the boundary between water and land began to blur in coastal communities.
This was reported in The NJ Star-Ledger on March 14, 2010. You can go back and back. It’s always the same. Does anyone in New Jersey understand the meaning of “flood plain?”
In August of 2011, just last year, there was flooding. None of this history is even discussed on CNN.
There is a new twist to these floods of 2012 – the election. The Red Cross and Obama are condemning Romney for collecting food when everyone should just be sending money again. But the big twist will be a call for improvements in the power grid as if it had anything to do with it..
I hear Hoboken (N.J.) got hit hard – I hope we can hear from “Gay Danny from Hoboken” and get his stories