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Heavy Rain, Floods Swamp Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

 

 

 

 

” Drenching rain led to flash floods in the Washington and Baltimore metro areas Tuesday as a potent storm system slogged through the Mid-Atlantic.

  The heavy rain is forecast to pelt the Northeast and New England later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

  A flash flood emergency was in effect for parts of the Baltimore area as of late afternoon.

  Several people were rescued from flooded cars and numerous roads were closed in the D.C. area, WUSA-TV reported. Roads are also closed in the Baltimore area.

  As of late afternoon, Baltimore had picked up 6.27 inches of rain, making this the city’s second-rainiest August day since records began in 1871. Photos on social media showed cars swamped in a parking lot at BWI airport.

  Some spots had picked up an estimated 10 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reported. “Numerous water rescues and road closures have been reported.” “

 

KSDK.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2011 Japan Tsunami Caught On CCTV Cameras

 

 

Published on Jul 27, 2013

” This tsunami footage was recorded on CCTV cameras that were placed along Route 45 in Iwate Prefecture. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) published it in the sped-up form, because the original videos were in very low frame rate.

Camera #1 (on the roof of Miyako City Hall):
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Camera #2 (in Taro, Miyako City):
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.729

Camera #3 (in Osawa, Yamada Town):
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.485

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Mayor Nagy Bloomberg wants to run the NYC Marathon : What could be less important right about now ? 

Join the Facebook Page : Stop The Marathon

So through the Mayor’s infinite wisdom we get this…

Instead of this …

Just to put things in perspective here is a partial list of resources used during the running of the 2010 race …

  ” 12 ferries, 500 buses, 1,694 portable toilets, 42,000 PowerBars, 90,000 bottles of water and 563 pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee beans, enough to make 45,000 cups (that’s just at the start line), 62,370 gallons of water and 32,040 gallons of Gatorade, another 60,000 PowerBar Gel packets, 11,410 pounds of ice, 13,475 bandages, 57,059 salt packages and 390 tubs of Vaseline. 435 cots and 30 defibrillators.” 

Read the Times Article Here

This just scratches the surface in terms of cost to the city in manpower and money :

  “The NYPD breaks down its overtime budget into “planned” and “unplanned” events. Occupy Wall Street is categorized as an unplanned event, as are natural disasters, presidential visits and sports playoffs requiring increased police presence. Just because an event is planned doesn’t mean it comes cheap: The IBO reports that the New York City Marathon cost $2.3 million in overtime last year.”

There are not enough police to spare for a Halloween Parade but plenty for a road race ?

“Unfortunately, we just cannot spare the manpower from the NYPD and other city agencies to host the annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade,” Bloomberg told news station NY1. Although the Mayor’s initial statement left open the possibility for the parade to be rescheduled, the parade’s official website announced later that the event was formally cancelled.”

  This mayor is a man of misplaced priorities , but what can we expect when we elect elitist , busybody” billionaires as representatives of ” the People ” . Of course we can rest assured that none of hissoner’s loved ones are among the missing , suffering or homeless , can’t we ?

WHAT AN IDIOT !

Update/related : 

BLOOMBERG DIVERTS FOOD, GENERATORS FROM DEVASTATED STATEN ISLAND TO NYC MARATHON

Coastal Flooding

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” Cameramen both professional and amateur have been out and about documenting the extensive flooding that has been caused by Hurricane Sandy. “

Update From the Weather Nerd

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  ” If my reading of the Battery Park tidal gauges (charts here and here ; raw data here ) is correct … and if my understanding is right that a water level ( i.e. , the red line
on the charts) higher than 10 to 10.5 feet would cause a major flooding event in New York City that would inundate the subways
and swamp low-lying areas of the city … it appears to me that, unless the storm surge ( i.e. , the green line on the charts) slows down from its current pace of increasing
approximately 1 foot per hour, a
significant New York City flooding event will begin sometime in the 5:00 to 6:00 PM hour local time, probably closer to 5:30 or 5:40 PM, but in any event well before the 9:00 PM high tide (and thus,
presumably, continuing unabated for several hours). “

SANDY AND STORM SURGE POSE
‘WORST CASE SCENARIO’

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  ” The projected storm surge from
Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case
scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly
populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water -which usually kills and does moredamage than winds in hurricanes.

  In this case, seas will be amped up
by giant waves and full-moon-
powered high tides. That will
combine with drenching rains,
triggering inland flooding as the
hurricane merges with a winter
storm system that will worsen it and
hold it in place for days. “

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