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Manhattan goes dark + + 6 Million
without power + + 16 dead as
Superstorm Sandy throws a 13
foot wall of water at US coast

Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Duell*

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/30/2012 2:22:12 AM

New York City looks like the set of a disaster movie this morning after a night of being battered by Superstorm Sandy. It hit the mainland at 6.30pm local time last night having laid waste to large parts of the coast during the day. The US city shut its mass transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway, and ordered hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to leave home to get out of the way as Sandy zeroed in. A 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides resulted in severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. Torrents of water poured into building works at Ground Zero,

Comments:
*with Louise Boyle, Rachel Quigley, Michael Zennie and Andrew Milne

20,000 calls per hour to 911. . .

Lots of photos and no doubt numerous updates as the night goes on.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucianne, 10/30/2012 2:42:02 AM     (No. 8973832)

Nearly pitch black skyline. No traffic at all except for emergency vehicles. This site running battery power and off site staff so post carefully.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 10/30/2012 3:01:36 AM     (No. 8973839)

A dark NYC and only the bad guys have guns. Would not want to be there.

Pray for the good folks.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/30/2012 6:49:09 AM     (No. 8973970)

Stay safe, all of you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mrduc, 10/30/2012 6:49:47 AM     (No. 8973971)

May the LORD keep His hand over you, Miss Lucianne, and the others struggling through this storm. The thread yesterday was so helpful and reassuring, being able to stay connected to each other. Thank you.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: awen, 10/30/2012 7:09:10 AM     (No. 8973996)

#1

As if I didn't already deeply respect you and the ldot staff for all that you do, that respect has grown by seeing you and your staff in action during the "storm of a lifetime".

Many prayers from the Gulf Coast to those suffering from Sandy - for safety, for peace of mind, and for the quick return to some sense of "normality" in the coming days.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/30/2012 7:28:05 AM     (No. 8974026)

The most powerful city in the most powerful nation in the world, brought to a standstill, powerless. Certainly a message and many life lessons there. Among them, that civilization, comfort, safety are a thin veneer indeed. And that our ability to emerge from disasters, both natural and man-caused, and survive as a great nation will depend on our common resolve and our re-commitment to what unites us. It's a very big reminder that we need to re-discover the "E Pluribus Unum-ness" that we've lost somewhere along the way. And also, that we need to select leaders who still believe in that motto.

Our prayers and our willingness to roll up our sleeves to help are with you out there in the path of the storm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/30/2012 7:46:48 AM     (No. 8974056)

My prayers for all - my daughter and other friends live near Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park NY. She has a generator and heard she and her huband are getting along okay. God be with you all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kane toad, 10/30/2012 7:48:59 AM     (No. 8974059)

Stay safe Lucianne staff and may G-d bless and keep you.

You are helping prevent that dark skyline from being the "new normal" for NYC.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Arby, 10/30/2012 7:49:46 AM     (No. 8974063)

And no large cups of soda to give them solace.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/30/2012 8:29:44 AM     (No. 8974134)

How far inland did the tidal surge go?

200 feet?
2 miles?
20 miles?
50 miles?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 10/30/2012 8:33:06 AM     (No. 8974144)

Our prayers are with you New York.....

Hang in there!!

LZK

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Reply 12 - Posted by: loveUSA, 10/30/2012 10:18:43 AM     (No. 8974378)

We prayed for you all last night. The Lord and His angels are watching over you

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gam, 10/30/2012 10:28:12 AM     (No. 8974400)

Stay safe.. Where do all the rats go? Other than to the polls for Obama.....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/30/2012 10:40:25 AM     (No. 8974423)

Prayers to all. Our thoughts are with you. Stay safe.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pomom, 10/30/2012 10:40:46 AM     (No. 8974426)

There wasn't much sleep in the house last night as the winds howled and the branches flew. The last tree on the property is now bereft of leaves. I can't imagine a dark and spooky Manhattan.

Mother Nature can be cruel but I have faith that God will see those folks through this and the entire country's prayers last night has lifted you up.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 10/30/2012 10:43:53 AM     (No. 8974434)

I think if I were Lucianne.com, I would move my operation out of NYC. Say, like to Dallas, TX, or Raleigh NC.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/30/2012 10:45:59 AM     (No. 8974439)

#9. The tidal surge only needs to go far enough inland to reach all the tunnels under Manhattan to create real pain. Recall the invisible om the streets flood that shut down the Chicago Loop after a dredge in the river poked a hole in the roof of an old tunnel. Most of the buildings lost power and communications when the water spread throughout the entire area shorting out all the wire and transformers housed underground.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/30/2012 11:08:16 AM     (No. 8974490)

That's a pretty hard hit, NYC.

Best wishes from Los Angeles
(our turn is coming)


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Reply 19 - Posted by: bullhead, 10/30/2012 11:25:46 AM     (No. 8974526)

Outstanding photos. I learned more about the extent and severity of the storm from these photos than all the TV coverage that I've viewed. Thanks for posting.

I join in praying for those affected.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/30/2012 12:09:17 PM     (No. 8974617)

Having survived hurricane Katrina here in Biloxi, I send all my prayers to those who have been hit by Sandy, and pray for a quick recovery. But, even after 7yrs, the majority of ocean front property between Boloxi and Gulfport is still empty and for sale. Seems no one wants ocean front property anymore. Will New York and New Jersey be the same?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/30/2012 1:01:37 PM     (No. 8974744)

Best wishes from San Diego. Be safe!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/30/2012 1:21:12 PM     (No. 8974803)

Prayers for safety and quick recovery going out to all of you from Maidenhead, England. Hubby back in Virginia is currently without power but otherwise OK.

I used to live in Manhatten and was there for both blackouts in the 60's and 70's. Looked a lot like it does today but without the water. Has the looting begun yet?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 10/30/2012 2:53:00 PM     (No. 8974999)

We tend to bag on New Yorkers around here because of their prevailing political affiliation. But, honestly, NYC is my favorite city in the world, and I hope everyone there is safe and doing well today. It hurts to see those photos in this article.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: AnnaS, 10/30/2012 4:48:40 PM     (No. 8975222)

Can we STOP with all the praise for Obama--like he would raise a finger if this didn't help him at election! Where was he for those guys in Benghazi? Chris Christie is DISGUSTING with all this gushing for Obama--is he getting a leg tingle?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: PLPointer67, 10/30/2012 6:25:34 PM     (No. 8975401)

Wow... Count on the Brits (Daily Mail) to have the most amazing and extensive pictures of what's going on in the NorthEast/NYC. Kudos to them.

And, at the end of the article, there's a
Transit Tracker: 'The latest info on transportation outages around New York and New Jersey, updated by WNYC.'

It shows you in real time how/when/if the roads/bridges/trains/subways/airports/etc. will be up and running. It puts a real-time picture on just how horrible the storm damage was.

SO glad Mrs. G is well!!

Prayers for you all in the path of the storm from Southern California.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/30/2012 6:40:23 PM     (No. 8975429)

FYI. The photo at the Tomb of the Unknown on the homepage today, although not photoshopped, was taken during a rainstorm sometime last month, not during Sandy.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: larryp, 10/30/2012 6:48:13 PM     (No. 8975440)

the unk soldier guard have a canpy to stand under unless itis "on-the-hour" change.
If it is severe, they are pulled.That was from today's news.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/30/2012 7:10:56 PM     (No. 8975465)

Watched the growing disaster on TV until about one in the morning. Unbelievable. Battery Park under water, yet, not to mention the tube from Jersey, and the subways. Like a bad disaster movie.

Stay safe, #1. Hope you and your staff and your families are all well, and that you haven't suffered any property damage and nobody's trapped in a high rise with no electricity.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/30/2012 7:44:42 PM     (No. 8975525)

Kudos to Lucianne to keep our site running. This weather event is...amazing. Once in 100 years folks. Look for the film clip of the 1938 storm - stunning b/w movie footage of the same kind of weather event. Now the job of putting everything back together just like the South did after Katrina.

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A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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