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However bad your day is tomorrow, it can't be as bad as being stuck in the middle of that mess. (Generally speaking.)
Posted by floater on October 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 2
I just read where NYC 9-1-1 dispatch is receiving 10,000 calls per hour.
Posted by mikethehammer on October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4
Thank Jesus for surface transit like cars and buses.

Overpriced rail and vulnerable tunnels aren't good answer.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 30, 2012 at 5:51 AM · Report this
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@4 I take it you haven't. seen all the pictures of submerged cars sitting on flooded streets.
Posted by Clayton on October 30, 2012 at 5:56 AM · Report this
Asparagus! 6
I live in Manhattan and my day will be fine.
Posted by Asparagus! on October 30, 2012 at 6:30 AM · Report this
Asparagus! 7
Also, more accurate @4: "maybe providing only the absolute bare minimum of funding to transit agencies isn't the answer"
Posted by Asparagus! on October 30, 2012 at 6:41 AM · Report this
Catherwood 8
Am I the only one who saw that only 13 people had died in this horror and thought, wow, that's not very many? I'm sure the casualty count will climb, but perhaps not by too much, and that's A Good Thing.
Posted by Catherwood on October 30, 2012 at 7:20 AM · Report this
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@8 yeah. It could be so much worse... But it isn't over. Now we have to clean up and rebuild.

Maybe it's time to start shifting new York away from the coast? Rising sea levels etc.
Posted by wingedkat on October 30, 2012 at 7:44 AM · Report this
arbeck 10
@9

That's just not feasible. What you need is better sea walls, pumps, drainage, etc. When something like this was a 100 year storm, it made sense to gamble on not paying for those things. But when Sandy becomes a 10 year storm, you need to pay for mitigation in advance.
Posted by arbeck http://www.facebook.com/arbeck on October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM · Report this
Asparagus! 11
@8

I would be astonished if more people weren't killed in Breezy Point.
Posted by Asparagus! on October 30, 2012 at 8:42 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
@11 has a point. 80 houses burnt down.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM · Report this

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