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Published on: October 28, 2012 11:47 AM
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A man takes a picture of a child standing in front of a bulldozer where someone had written the word "sandy", ahead of Hurricane Sandy on Plum Island in Newbury, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday. Sandy could have a brutal impact on major cities in the target zone like Boston, New York, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, one of the most densely populated regions of the country. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi A man takes a picture of a child standing in front of a bulldozer where someone had written the word "sandy", ahead of Hurricane Sandy on Plum Island in Newbury, Massachusetts October 28, 2012. Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday. Sandy could have a brutal impact on major cities in the target zone like Boston, New York, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, one of the most densely populated regions of the country. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New York - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday ordered public schools closed on Monday and said that areas of the city from City Island to Coney Island to Battery Park City were under mandatory evacuation because of approaching Hurricane Sandy.

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Bloomberg said during a press conference that the mandatory evacuation applies to people in Zone A, which covers coastal areas.

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM Anonymous Says:

snore
yes there will be rain yes there will be wind - and we'll get a picture stream of 15 downed trees in Central Park, but this storm will be no different then any slightly-more-than-usual-storm that we've had in the past 20 years.
I am still going by the (usually accurate) mantra "The severity of an actual storm is inversely proportional to the amount of media hype received prior to occurring."

All that this overblown media hype is doing is distracting from political coverage (which is important being that we are days away from the election).
Next week the City's offices will give us the final tally of the total of billions wasted on this storm.

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM blahblah Says:

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Anonymous Says:

snore
yes there will be rain yes there will be wind - and we'll get a picture stream of 15 downed trees in Central Park, but this storm will be no different then any slightly-more-than-usual-storm that we've had in the past 20 years.
I am still going by the (usually accurate) mantra "The severity of an actual storm is inversely proportional to the amount of media hype received prior to occurring."

All that this overblown media hype is doing is distracting from political coverage (which is important being that we are days away from the election).
Next week the City's offices will give us the final tally of the total of billions wasted on this storm.

And if we pooh-poohed this the way we did with that blizzard two years ago and it turned out to be as bad or worse than thought? Then you'd be screaming "why weren't we prepared" and demand that heads roll at City Hall. Better to prepare for nothing then to be caught unprepared for worst-case scenario.

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM DRE53 Says:

Alternaate side parking suspended tomorrow.
Thanx Mr Blomberg

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 01:05 PM Sociologist Says:

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Anonymous Says:

snore
yes there will be rain yes there will be wind - and we'll get a picture stream of 15 downed trees in Central Park, but this storm will be no different then any slightly-more-than-usual-storm that we've had in the past 20 years.
I am still going by the (usually accurate) mantra "The severity of an actual storm is inversely proportional to the amount of media hype received prior to occurring."

All that this overblown media hype is doing is distracting from political coverage (which is important being that we are days away from the election).
Next week the City's offices will give us the final tally of the total of billions wasted on this storm.

I hope you are right. But have you checked the radar images of the storm? And what if the tide rises as predicted (or worse) and the subway floods with people down there? If you were in charge would you be so cavalier with peoples lives?

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 01:37 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

snore
yes there will be rain yes there will be wind - and we'll get a picture stream of 15 downed trees in Central Park, but this storm will be no different then any slightly-more-than-usual-storm that we've had in the past 20 years.
I am still going by the (usually accurate) mantra "The severity of an actual storm is inversely proportional to the amount of media hype received prior to occurring."

All that this overblown media hype is doing is distracting from political coverage (which is important being that we are days away from the election).
Next week the City's offices will give us the final tally of the total of billions wasted on this storm.

You are very naive and uneducated. My next door neighbor already lost a tree in Rockland and the storm hasn't even begun. You need to think before you post your nonsense.

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 01:24 PM VeyIzMir Says:

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Anonymous Says:

snore
yes there will be rain yes there will be wind - and we'll get a picture stream of 15 downed trees in Central Park, but this storm will be no different then any slightly-more-than-usual-storm that we've had in the past 20 years.
I am still going by the (usually accurate) mantra "The severity of an actual storm is inversely proportional to the amount of media hype received prior to occurring."

All that this overblown media hype is doing is distracting from political coverage (which is important being that we are days away from the election).
Next week the City's offices will give us the final tally of the total of billions wasted on this storm.

Your Egyptian twin said the same by Makas Barad.

It didn't end well.

When Hashem sends a storm your way, batten down the hatches, stay indoors, and for crying out loud, use common sense!

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM Anonymous Says:

You are just as insane as the first poster. Cursing people like this. Or is this a threat?? I think the cops should first track your ip and come to your door should anything G-d forbid happen. What is wrong with you????

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 03:17 PM Anonymous Says:

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Sociologist Says:

I hope you are right. But have you checked the radar images of the storm? And what if the tide rises as predicted (or worse) and the subway floods with people down there? If you were in charge would you be so cavalier with peoples lives?

Where is there any suggestion in the first post that the city should be cavalier with people's lives?
This is simply a prediction that the storm is being overhyped by the media. Nothing more and nothing less.
You are aware that mass panic and hysteria is dangerous as well?

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 03:41 PM Sociologist Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Where is there any suggestion in the first post that the city should be cavalier with people's lives?
This is simply a prediction that the storm is being overhyped by the media. Nothing more and nothing less.
You are aware that mass panic and hysteria is dangerous as well?

Do you see panic and hysteria?

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 04:37 PM Frankenstorm Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You are just as insane as the first poster. Cursing people like this. Or is this a threat?? I think the cops should first track your ip and come to your door should anything G-d forbid happen. What is wrong with you????

Nothing is wrong with me; I'm being sarcastic. What's wrong with you?
Telling a person to be prepared in his own way is not illegal. If you think it is, then you don't belong in the US. We have a little thing here called Freedom of Speech.

As for you, you need to calm down. I'm not threatening anyone. Your thinking the cops should track me down is more of a threat than my sarcastically telling a fool (or 2) that he should stop spewing narishkeit about an approaching storm.

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 05:03 PM Anonymous Says:

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Frankenstorm Says:

Nothing is wrong with me; I'm being sarcastic. What's wrong with you?
Telling a person to be prepared in his own way is not illegal. If you think it is, then you don't belong in the US. We have a little thing here called Freedom of Speech.

As for you, you need to calm down. I'm not threatening anyone. Your thinking the cops should track me down is more of a threat than my sarcastically telling a fool (or 2) that he should stop spewing narishkeit about an approaching storm.

Yea the old "i was just joking it wasn't a threat" - that one really works.

Where did you get from the 1st post anything about the legality of "telling a person to be prepared in his own way". All that was stated was a prediction that the storm is not going to be as severe as the media is hyping it to be.

Youre "sarcastic" response to this is "Please remember to have some ID attached to your body so your family can identify it after you've gone out"

You, my friend are insane - and I am serious about that.

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 Oct 28, 2012 at 05:19 PM MONTREALYID Says:

NYC city people seem to have a very cavaleir attitude in regards to this storm.

I would suggest you take the warnings very seriously.

You live in very dense surroundings with very old infrastructure.

YOu live in a concrete jungle with very little green space. IE The water will have nowhere to go but straight into the storm sewer system.

The stress on the storm sewer system will be extreme.

Should it overflow, the result can be extreme flooding.

Your best bet is to hightail it to higher ground. If you have family in Washington Heights I suggest you invite yourselves over.

Those in low lying areas must and should evacuate ASAP.

Its simply a matter of life and death. Take heed and best wishes.

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