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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #38521
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He is fine! Thank god. this is from his youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/QUEENSNY121):
Hey everyone I am okay I had damage to my car and basement but I am alive hope to see you guys soon and make videos. I did not make video of the destruction of Rockaway I did have the heart. Stay well everyone and see you soon!
Awesome news. I was very worried. I'm happy that he is OK
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #38522
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Thanks for taking this photo beanhead4529. One of the best shots of Manhattan .
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #38523
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Is it me or do natural disasters, despite how bad they are, give always very nice pictures.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #38524
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The penthouse in the clock tower of the white building on the left of that pic is among the most expensive properties in the country.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #38525
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^ I wonder why.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #38526
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Awesome news. I was very worried. I'm happy that he is OK
Great I am glad he is doing fine...
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Old November 4th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #38527
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Good to hear he is doing well.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #38528
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so there you have it new york underestimate the power of the sea
Netherlands does not look that dikes and damen there gos really nothing through
Indeed. The Netherlands would also have seen some damage when Sandy would have hit the Netherlands, but nothing like the massive damage and chaos New York and New Jersey are experiencing right now. Our coastal defences would easily have stopped this flood (which was 3m, while the flood during the 1953 disaster in the Netherlands was 4,5m above normal sea level and all our coastal defences have been built to resist much more than that) + it also helps that most of our electricity network lies underground and most of our houses are built of brick & concrete and not wood.

It really looks like the U.S.A. after Katrina still didn't learn anything and refused to look at their coastal defence system (which totally lacks at a most of the coastline!) and reinforce it. They should really start building dams etc. or otherwise they are going to experience this much more in the future.

But the problem is that the Republicans are always blocking a rise in taxes, while you need more taxes to build and maintain a decent coastal defence system (while the American infrastructure can also use some investment + it would also be wise to put most of the electricity system underground). And it's worth it, it prevents further damage and costs in the future.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #38529
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You can't compare! Netherlands are under the water level, that's why they need such defense systems but that's a bit off topic.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #38530
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You can't compare! Netherlands are under the water level, that's why they need such defense systems but that's a bit off topic.
What you can say is that America doesn't learn from the past. After 1953 the Netherlands started building dams etc while America didn't after Katrina.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #38531
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What you can say is that America doesn't learn from the past. After 1953 the Netherlands started building dams etc while America didn't after Katrina.
i highly doubt the northeast was on their mind when they were thinking about what had to be fixed after katrina..
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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #38532
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Yeah, if the US had started to build coastal defenses, they would have placed most of them around Florida and the Gulf coast where many of the hurricanes that hit the States make landfall.

I would not have thought of hurricanes being a big problem in the North East, but with the increased amount of crazy weather occurring, the government should start worrying a little more.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #38533
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What is the history of hurricanes that hit New York, New Jersey or Long Island? And of course, exactly what happened in lower Manhattan, specifically at the site of WTC1 in the past.

Seems like a pretty vulnerable place where passes a Category 1 hurricane can have the other categories ! (?)
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #38534
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You can't compare! Netherlands are under the water level, that's why they need such defense systems but that's a bit off topic.
True. And many Americans who live near or at the waterfront will lose their view over the sea when 4 or 5 meter dikes are being built.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #38535
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nice pics....
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #38536
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Don't mean to be the good news bearer but NYC/NJ/CT/RI/MA are getting tropical storm conditions from a nor'easter this week on Wednesday/Thursday :/ gusts of 55 mph+
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Old November 5th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #38537
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i'll believe it when it happens, either way there's not much to worry about. A little wind stops work at the top for a day at most.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #38538
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Images taken in Jersey City from Hurricane Sandy's landfall and resulting damage to the WTC's upper floor's construction mesh.



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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #38539
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That picture really does show the netting damage, will they have to fix the netting before they put up new glass?
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #38540
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