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Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie)    1 year, 8 months ago

Hey guys, a lot of you Americans are probably already aware. This is really fucking terrible, and a huge gigantic mess, and affects a HUGE chunk of our population. This is a BIG deal, and we’re going to be hearing about it for a while.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/us/hurricane-sandy-barrels-region-leaving-battered-path.html?pagewanted=all

6-8.2 million people without power, they shut the stock market down…,fires everywhere, flooding everywhere, roads completely torn up, houses swept into the ocean, check out the pictures in the article. Infrastructure completely gone in a lot of places, relief and recovery is having difficulty even moving around.

I have some family on the east coast who say things are pretty bad.

http://www.redcross.org/ <—financial support

http://www.americorps.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=2128

http://www.serve.gov/stories_detail.asp?tbl_servestories_id=949

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201210292359KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_24084_9676-1&params=timestamp%7C%7C10/29/2012%2011:59%20PM%20ET%7C%7Cheadline%7C%7CStock%20markets%20closed%20Monday%20and%20Tuesday%20due%20to%20storm%20%5BMilwaukee%20Journal%20Sentinel%5D%7C%7CdocSource%7C%7CKnight%20Ridder/Tribune%7C%7Cprovider%7C%7CACQUIREMEDIA%7C%7Cbridgesymbol%7C%7CUS;MHP&ticker=MHP

Now politics aside, scientifically why was this storm so devastatingly ginormous?

Watch: http://www.upworthy.com/so-did-global-warming-cause-hurricane-sandy-or-what?c=ufb1

My heart goes out to absolutely everyone dealing with this right now.

I'm thinking of taking some time off school to go help out over there, it's going to be a lot of work.

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Chelsea (@chelseadags)1 year, 8 months ago ago

The Government.

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Ben (@cognizantelephant)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@chelseadags, What are you suggesting exactly?

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Nick (@splashartist)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@jeslyntweedie, This is so weird, some guy coming forward who was self proclaimed illuminati said that new York would flood I believe. He said like 2010 or something though but he also said you cannot trust dates. Wieeerd

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Tim (@ceaseandassist)1 year, 8 months ago ago

I live in New Jersey, the coast got slammed real hard. My house had some flooding, tons of trees down, and power lines hanging everywhere. But everyone’s okay. My guess is the arctic melting that made the hurricane rather strong combined with the other storm system coming from the west and fullmoon+high tide during landfall. Pretty rough combination.

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Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@ceaseandassist,

Glad to hear that! Yea, I’m glad you guys had a warning prior to the storm, if we didn’t have that kind of technology, there would probably be a lot more fatalities.

I’ve been seeing lots of pictures from my cousin in New York, the flooding looks crazy, like out of a movie. Also from a friend who went on a surfing hiatus in Virginia, the coast and coastal roads/buildings look completely torn apart. It’s just crazy.

That upworthy link does a good job explaining in a simple way why storms are getting bigger and more powerful these days.

There are a lot of important lessons that could be learned because of this on a mass scale, and a lot of rebuilding to do it looks like.

:/

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