Hurricane Sandy LIVE: “This really will be life threatening along the Jersey shore…”

When they get weather in the US, they really do get weather. Today and tomorrow much of the west erm, east coast (thanks Ruarai) is locked down. There’s a serious flood warning until 3pm EST tomorrow. If you are in the US, you may want to follow this live channel on YouTube.

It’s also worth sharing this from this Facebook page:

And since we’re so often on the subject of social innovation, here’s a crisis map from the Google blog… Being well informed may not guarantee safety, but it’s encouraging to see…

  • Ruarai

    The East Coast Mick. The Banshee is already duking in me windees

  • Kevsterino

    A storm like this has an impact on just about everywhere in the US east of the Mississippi. We’re getting a big dose of Canadian air just because Sandy is spinning so hard.

    Folks in the Northeast see rough weather frequently. They even have their very own storm type, a “Noreaster”. I rode one of those out about 30 years ago. Wrath of God stuff.

    To all folks in New England, “Baton down the hatches and close all watertight doors!”

  • Mick Fealty

    I think I got the fag end of one of those in Boston a few years back. Nasty. There’s just nothing like the epic scale you guys get weather back here in ‘the old world’…

    Fixed Ruarai.. Stay safe and well!!

  • Pete Baker

    A couple of relevant videos from Nasa Television. First, Sandy’s Storm Track Spied by Satellite.

    An animation of satellite observations from Oct. 26-29, 2012, shows Hurricane Sandy move along the U.S. East coast and into the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S. Sandy had still not made landfall by the end of this animation. This visualization was created by the NASA GOES Project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., using observations from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite.

    And Space Station Cameras Capture Views of Approaching Hurricane Sandy

    From an altitude of 254 statute miles, external cameras on the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Sandy at 11:16 a.m. Eastern time October 29, 2012 as it barreled toward a landfall along the New Jersey coastline.

  • galloglaigh

    I might well have been caught in the same storm in Boston. Scary stuff indeed. We’re getting some of that storm here in good old Ireland. We usually do, that’s why it never stops raining!

  • wild turkey

    yes, growing up on the connecticut coast i remember a couple of these muthas from my childhood. having then no real appreciation of the damage and havoc, it was actually kinda fun; school closed, stockpile cans of spam and coke and batteries for the transitor rahdio,sneak off to the beach, lanterns and candles… lotsa candles

  • dodrade

    This year’s October surprise? The way Obama handles this could well decide the election.

  • Mick Fealty

    BTW the soldier in the rain pic as was taken in September rather than today, courtesy of Lyra McKee..

  • We’re 400 miles away and are already getting high winds because of it. Glad we are so far away.

  • JR

    “There’s just nothing like the epic scale you guys get weather back here in ‘the old world’”

    Thats just because you have a short memory mick. We lost most of the roof off the back of our house in a storm in 1985. We get hurricane force winds here every 30 years or so. There was a storm a number of years back were gusts peaked at 124mph in Kilkeel co down see the link

  • Kevsterino

    @dodrade, anything Obama does is likely to be better than nothing. Romney wants to get rid of FEMA:

  • Kevsterino

    @Mick, that photo is from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It has been honor-guarded 24/7 since since April 6, 1948.

  • Kevsterino

    33 foot wave on Lake Michigan. For those who might be unfamiliar with US geography, that is a long, long way from where Sandy is making landfall. Yikes!!

  • Yes, Kev.
    Those of us who live on the Great Lakes know well the dangers to our inland seamen when high winds blow.

  • Kevsterino

    True, Joe, Gitche Gumee is yet untamed.

    The scariest water I ever saw while on that destroyer was a typhoon in the Sea of Japan. Took green water over the Mack. I recall remembering child hood prayers, in Latin, no less. ;o)

  • Ruarai

    Kevsterino, good clip of Romney from the primaries there. Did you noticed he sounded different? He injcted a hint of a southern drawl now long gone.

    That’s not unusual overhear though, by Democrats or Republicans. Unbelievably patronizing and revealing though.

  • Mick Fealty

    JR, I was staying with a mate Deptford when a tree missed the house by a couple of feet. But still nothing on the scale of this.

  • I was in London in ’87 but wasn’t at risk of the hurricane in Kilburn. Sevenoaks becoming TwoOaks, debacle was amusing though. They revel in the hurricane season in the States, though. It’s not as if it’s a small country but it’s nearly empty and the populace insist on living in the most hazardous parts of it.

  • Kevsterino

    There really isn’t a region of the US that doesn’t have its natural disaster hazards. I live in the land of tornadoes and floods. Elsewhere there are earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards, wild fires, volcanoes, droughts, the list goes on and on.

    I’m pretty sure Europe is safer. But maybe not.

  • JR


    I agree, nothing on this scale has happened here in living memory, but untill yeaterday nothing on this scale had happened in New York in living memory. But it is a mistake to believe we are immune from very damaging storms. I agree though they are more common in the eastern united states.

    My point is that We can and do recieve equally intense storms here. Over 2000 people were drowned in eastern England and the netherlands during a storm surge in january 1953. Gusts of 125mph were recorded in Scotland during that storm.

    The statistics are there to prove that we have had storms in the past with > 200mm of rain > 80mph winds and greater than a 11 ft storm surge, just like huricane sandy.

  • galloglaigh

    I seen someone on facebook describing it as Hurricane Karma. I don’t agree, but thought I’d flag it up. In fairness to the State and Federal authorities, the death toll has been low because of measures put in place. Good job New York, and good job Obama!

  • Greenflag

    So far we haven’t had any GOP spokespersons or one of the more God fearing /terrified spokepersons stating that Hurricane /Tropical Cyclone Sandy is a sign from God directed at the Blue States for supporting Obama .

    Where is Pat Robertson these days ? Been told to shut I guess /

    Looks like 30 people have lost their lives from a population of 340 million -Haiti lost 55 lives with 6 million – I.e your chances of dying in a hurricane in Haiti are about 120 times greater than in the USA .

    Father Jack Hacketts God really doesn’t care for the poor and weak eh ?

  • tacapall

    Luckily for the American people and unfortunately for the globalists and Obama, Hurricane /Tropical Cyclone Sandy wasn’t as bad as they wished it would be. That major disaster in New York could have been a national disaster or a state of emergency being called leaving the present state of affairs intact regarding who is President until such times as the emergency was over, which could have been for the foreseeable future. Anyhow maybe its not too late for that scenario.

  • Kevsterino

    I don’t understand. Who wished it would be as bad as what? A major disaster in New York could have been a national disaster or state of emergency. Tacapall, it is a major disaster and it is a state of emergency and those facts have never interfered with elections in American history. Unless I don’t understand your point. Wait, I don’t think I do. What point are your trying to make?

  • Kevsterino

    @Greenflag, don’t worry, the fundy pundits will no doubt draw their flock’s attention to the homosexuals in New York. So it goes…

  • tacapall

    Kevsterino maybe you should read all of FEMA Executive Orders when a state of emergency is called.

  • Greenflag

    tacapall .

    You must be a paranoid sicko if you actually believe that crap in your post at 30 October 2012 at 5:21 pm 🙁

    Looking at the pictures and videos coming out of New Jersey and the loss of life and property one can only hope that people can get back to normal lives as soon as possible . It looks like the authorities have been well prepared and that the loss of life could have been a whole lot worse .

    Rmoney quickly changed his tune on FEMA . Before Sandy he was all for ‘privatising ‘ hurricane relief but now he’s either saying nothing or deliberately not answering questions .

    A proper ponce and a janus faced slick bollix of the first order as is his running mate Paul ‘Ayn Rand ‘ Ryan 🙁