Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Honesty Is Such A Lonely Word

Barack Obama Hugging Sandy Victim

Remember this photo after Hurricane Sandy? Barack Obama promised this New Jersey woman that relief would be coming; and coming soon. “No bureaucracy. No red tape,” he said. Amazingly, three months later, many residents are still without heat.

Arctic air gripped parts of the United States on Thursday, making life miserable for people still without heat months after superstorm Sandy and turning steam from a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania into a snowfall substantial enough to shovel.

In Brooklyn, New York, where about 200 homes slammed by Sandy in October remained without heat, “It’s just getting colder and colder,” said Doreen Greenwood-Garson, chief of the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department.

The volunteer department has loaded its ambulance with donated space heaters and free hot meals and delivered them to shut-ins. Already it has given away a total of 60 space heaters and each night about 50 meals.

No heat, three months later, as New York and New Jersey are experiencing a snowfall. I remember the halcyon days when the media criticized Chimpy McBushHitler for the Katrina response. I don’t really pay attention to the MSM, but I assume they’re throttling the Obama administration for this, right?

Right?

Frak You Like A Hurricane

Tuckerton New Jersey After SandyHurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey and the New York City metro area. The storm caused $63 billion in damages, and 131 people were killed.

Now, thanks to the Obama administration, the affected residents are about to be victimized twice.

President Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief has morphed into a huge Christmas stocking of goodies for federal agencies and even the state of Alaska.

The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC.

An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms.

The irony of this? The actual victims – thousands of whom are still without power – will get a pittance of this “relief.” Despicable.

No Beer Til Brooklyn

Hurricane Sandy devastated the shorelines of New York and New Jersey, causing power outages, property damage, and loss of life. However, nothing was more tragic than the loss of a perfectly good bar.

Hold on to your hate mail; I’m being sarcastic here.

Take a look at “Sandy’s Bar,” which took a long, strange trip to Brooklyn.

Welcome to Sandy’s Bar, not at the end of the street but plonked right in the middle. Just days ago this was part of The Sugar Bowl summer hangout at Breezy Point’s shore. Until it was ripped from its moorings by Hurricane Sandy and delivered to Gerritsen Beach, according to the people living there.

An incredible journey of around seven miles, across the bay and made even more remarkable by the fact that it turned up complete with tables and chairs, shot glasses and an impressively stocked bar.

I can’t speak for the NYPD, but if this happened in my district, that stocked bar wouldn’t be stocked for long. What? I’m just sayin’.

The Running Man

UPDATE: The marathon has just been canceled. Not postponed; canceled.

I saw this story at AoSHQ and thought it was a parody.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made the brilliant decision to hold the NYC Marathon as scheduled this weekend. Keep in mind the city is still without power, and the surrounding areas have no gas, food, or water.

The government responses to this storm make Katrina look like a well-run operation.

As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s Marathon. And a third “backup” unit sits idle, in case one of the generators fails.

The three diesel-powered generators crank out 800 kilowatts — enough to power 400 homes in ravaged areas like Staten Island, the Rockaways and downtown Manhattan.

Imagine if they held Mardi Gras less than a week after Katrina . . .

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Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, And Dodge

As you can see, I lived through Hurricane Sandy. (Sorry to disappoint.) For the most part, Philly dodged a bullet, and we didn’t suffer nearly as much damage as the New Jersey shore.

That being said, we have a lot of debris in our neighborhood, and my first order of business is to force Captain America to cut down his 4-story high tree. Last night it bent so far we thought it was going to crash through our bedroom window.

The morning commute was really tough, and I had to dodge trees and downed wires most of the way. All in all, we got lucky. Luckier than our friends to the east. Please keep them in your prayers.

Rock You Like A Hurricane

Gather your nuts, because Hurricane Sandy is here.

The latest forecast guidance show a northward shift in the track putting a landfall somewhere between the NJ and Long Island coast. [A]nywhere from Delaware to Long island will see a landfall late Monday night. A more southern landfall would bring the worst coastal flooding to southern New Jersey and up the Delaware Bay.

Sandy is forecast to lose its tropical characteristics Monday afternoon and become an intense Nor’easter when it moves ashore. Never-the-less, the entire region will be impacted with the following:

Rain will move from south to north by Sunday night as bands of showers rotate through the region. Monday the rain will be pounding. The worst of the storm (rain and wind) will be felt Monday into early Tuesday.

I’ll be working every day through Tuesday, so if I happen to be swept away by the flooding, avenge me. AVENGE ME!!!