Hurricane Sandy the Frankenstorm Arrives; Mother Nature Shows Us Who’s Boss
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LA Times – All public transportation has been shut down as Hurricane Sandy
approaches the East Coast. photo: Craig Ruttle / Associated Press
Hurricane Sandy churned relentlessly through the Atlantic Ocean on Monday on the way to carving what forecasters agreed would be a devastating path on land that is expected to paralyze life for millions of people in more than a half-dozen states, with extensive evacuations, once-in-a-generation flooding, widespread power failures and mass transit disruptions. more
The Christian Science Monitor:
Hurricane Sandy: what to do if you’re on one of the 9,000 canceled flights
Wall Street Journal: The Cold Math of Hurricane Sandy
The Christian Science Monitor:
Hurricane Sandy surge could flood New York runways and subways
The surge pushed ashore by the storm could be as high as 13 feet in places such as Stamford, Conn., and Staten Island, N.Y., according to estimates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Full-moon tides could add another foot, and near-hurricane-force wind gusts could produce 20-foot waves.
Experts say the surge could put some runways at New York-area airports under water and perhaps flood New York subways with seawater, leading to costly electrical damage.
image: The 148th street Lenox Terminal, secured
MTA Photos via treehugger.com
Waves slam the coast of Gravesend Bay hours before Sandy has even made landfall
NY Daily News (more photos)
New Jersey On-Line:
Hurricane Sandy: A state-by-state look at the storm’s effects
Fear Not; the offices of Goldman-Sachs are safe!
A bulwark of sand bags filled with hundred dollar bills.
In case of emergencies that threaten to disrupt voting, the federal Election Assistance Commission advises state election officials to “review existing State law to determine if the Governor has the power to cancel an election or designate alternative methods for distribution of ballots.”
CNN – [Updated at 4:14 p.m.] In just two hours, the number of customers without power because of Hurricane Sandy has more than doubled. More than 765,000 in seven states have no electricity, with New York and New Jersey being the most affected states with more than 220,000 outages each.
Hurricane Sandy may have claimed its first American victims today as it sank a tall ship and washed away two crew members as they tried to board a life boat.
Fourteen people were rescued from the floundering HMS Bounty early this morning and an urgent search is on in the churning seas for the two missing sailors.
The director of the HMS Bounty Organization, Tracie Simonin, said that the tall ship left Connecticut last week for St. Petersburg, Fla. She said the crew had been in constant contact with the National Hurricane Center and tried to go around the storm.
Donning survival suits and boarding two 25-foot lifeboats with canopies, the crew abandoned the vessel.
The Oyster Bay, N.Y., set of “Noah,” featuring a massive ark from the biblical epic. The set is in the path of Hurricane Sandy. (Dan Wagner/New York Magazine)
Instacane: Hurricane Sandy Chronicled Via Instagram Photos
Low Tide on Shore Road; Gloucester, MASS.
photo by Joey Ciaramitaro (GoodMorningGloucester)
Daily Beast Video:
New Orleans’ Advice for New Yorkers
As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, we hit the streets of the Crescent City for tips on how to prepare, endure, and recover from a monster storm. Everyone got their booze handy?
The New York Public Library system will be CLOSED on Oct. 29 because of Hurricane Sandy (we thought this undated cigarette card from our George Arents Collection was an appropriate image to go with this news).
Meanwhile, please prepare yourself for this storm – check out the NYC Office of Emergency Management for info – and while you’re cooped up inside, don’t forget that you can still check out NYPL eBooks from the safety of your home!
Update time: The storm’s hit NY and here are some of the shocking photos we’re seeing.
A guy on a jetski(?!)
Battery Tunnel being flooded via Reuters
Atlantic City’s boardwalk = gone
Building’s face, off. and…
…a close up.
And a video, at the 40 second mark.
A carousel, now part of the east river.
One from Avenue C and 14th.
A still of the Con Ed plant going up. And then…
Con Ed going–start at the 3 minute mark.
34th and 1st via Bryan J Moylan
The tall ship bounty, sinking. The captain is still lost at sea.