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« on: November 05, 2012, 12:25:25 PM »

So a week after Hurricane* Sandy smacked New Jersey around like a New York City thinks it does, things have gotten back to... kinda normal?  After four days with no power (which means no heat for me) I bugged out to Metatopia for the weekend, although that took about 18 hours between going to NYC to catch a ride and getting caught in the mass gas shortage here in the Tri-State Area.  Morristown was fully operational, but I've never been so happy to see the lights on in my apartment's parking lot (although for an hour I wasn't sure I was going to see them.  Would have been nice if you told on your website that the newly reopened train line stops a dozen stations short, NJ Transit.  Huh? ) Power is still out in a lot of areas, and some places, like Asbury Park, are going to take years to rebuild.  I'm about a mile away from a town that got taken half out to sea.

*Yeah, I heard it referred to last night on the radio several times as "Superstorm Sandy" because it wasn't classified has a hurricane when to plowed through some spots.  Roll Eyes  Pardon my French, but fuck that bitch, I'm not calling it "super" anything.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 12:46:56 PM »

I'm glad you got through.  My neighborhood is so boring Sandy didn't drop by.  (But if I never have to drive into Manhattan during rush hour again, I'm good with that.)
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 01:06:55 PM »

Good to hear you're still in once piece, Number Three. I've been following the news coverage of the Sandy Shitstorm here and it has been rather terrifying.

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 01:27:34 PM »


Yeah, the running joke is that there are two Manhattans right now:  Upper Manhattan, where everything is business as usual, and Lower Manhattan, which is powerless spook show.  The hand written signs in the NYC subway about the A train ("No Downtown Service") drove it home last night.  What made the Epic Metatopia Drive so long was us searching Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan 3 hours for an open gas station (to fill up before heading into petrol-less New Jersey) to wait in line for 5 hours to actually get gas when we found one.  At that point, it was 3 a.m., and the driver understandably said, "Screw it, we'll leave in the morning."
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 02:08:15 PM »

The trains seem to be back running north of Canal Street.  Too bad the City didn't buy some of these tunnel plugs instead of banning cups for soda.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 05:07:05 PM »

Vive le Private Sector!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 05:15:43 PM »

Vive le Private Sector!
it certainly responded more efficiently than the government. 

FEMA worked fast:  They had people handing out paperwork in Brooklyn on Thursday.

Of course the mayor and borough president of Brooklyn were at odds.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 05:22:35 PM »

I think most people got a good laugh form from the show 'Doomsday Preppers' - I know I did; however, there is something to be said for preparing as much as you practically can for disasters.  This (hurricane, winter storm, pile of misery) proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Glad to hear you're safe Number Three.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 10:54:35 PM »

Glad you came through the other side largely unscathed, Three. Also glad to have you back 'round the boards. Smiley
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