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    CNN Sandy Aftermath Video playlist, just heartbreaking.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#...ch-erosion.cnn

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    Media attention is finally getting out about Staten Island. This is starting to play out like a small-scale Katrina.



    http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/vide...water-17614036

    Good luck to all affected. Remember to help where you can and try to do so on a local level for the most impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    I read that there will be No Deductibles for everyone b.c there was a order signed by the government.
    I don't think that's accurate. I think the governments (NY/NJ/CT/PA), etc. have established that the storm was not at a hurricane level, so hurricane deductibles do not apply, but I'm not sure that a government can sign an order that unilaterally changes a contract entered into by private individuals/entities.

    The insurance contract speaks for itself. What changes are the specific conditions that trigger specific obligations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Media attention is finally getting out about Staten Island. This is starting to play out like a small-scale Katrina.
    In the end, there will be nothing "small-scale" about it. Sandy will have done more damage than Katrina. Early estimates say $55 Billion (Katrina was $108 Billion). I'm guessing the Sandy Est. will rise substantially when all is said and done.

    Tack on indirect costs, like lost productivity of most of the East Coast for two days, and many places for quite longer vs. New Orleans, and Sandy will have become the single costliest storm in U.S. history in every way but deaths.
    Last edited by Warfish; 11-01-2012 at 02:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    In the end, there will be nothing "small-scale" about it. Sandy will have done more damage than Katrina. Early estimates say $55 Billion (Katrina was $108 Billion). I'm guessing the Sandy Est. will rise substantially when all is said and done.

    Tack on indirect costs, like lost productivity of most of the East Coast for two days, and many places for quite longer vs. New Orleans, and Sandy will have become the single costliest storm in U.S. history in every way but deaths.
    I agree, Fish. I only used that term in deference to the amount killed in Katrina compared to SI.

    Unfortunately I am hearing the death toll is possibly going to increase significantly. A local school is allegedly being utilized as a makeshift morgue (never a good thing) and that families were not initially reported as missing, reason being there was no one left to report them. Hopefully those who told me this are completely wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    I agree, Fish. I only used that term in deference to the amount killed in Katrina compared to SI.

    Unfortunately I am hearing the death toll is possibly going to increase significantly. A local school is allegedly being utilized as a makeshift morgue (never a good thing) and that families were not initially reported as missing, reason being there was no one left to report them. Hopefully those who told me this are completely wrong.
    Given I've got no contact as yet with my own up there, I too hope thats not the case. But I'm worried it will be tbqh. Not Katrina-levels, but far more than just a few isolated ones.

    Sorry Jetworks, I wasn't trying to be snippy.

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    These gas lines are getting out of hand now.

    Be safe guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1greenNUT View Post
    Which big named singer will create the first song and melodramatic video of hurricane victims high-fiving and helping each other clean up wreckage? Springsteen, Mellencamp?
    Well this didn't take long -


    http://www.dailyrecord.com/viewart/2...enefit-concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Given I've got no contact as yet with my own up there, I too hope thats not the case. But I'm worried it will be tbqh. Not Katrina-levels, but far more than just a few isolated ones.

    Sorry Jetworks, I wasn't trying to be snippy.
    Didn't take it as such, friend. I hope your situation has an incredibly happy and favorable outcome.

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    Wow guys the pictures and stories are awful.

    Still some guys we haven't heard from. Most likely just dealing with power problems. Out of solidarity I've been living with a gaping hole in my living room because of my dooshy contractor slacking.

    Keep us posted (warfish, quantum...and others).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Didn't take it as such, friend. I hope your situation has an incredibly happy and favorable outcome.
    Aye, it's sounding better. Talked to Mom (in Ireland) and she told me she's got some emails saying everyone is ok. So till some details can come out I'm not going to worry too much.

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    This story is the one that has received the most attention locally, rightfully so. Sadly, it has ended in a (predictably) sad way. Should the name of the "man" who turned her away come to be made known, I think it's safe to say that less than favorable things are in his future.

    Quote Originally Posted by CBSLocal
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The search for two missing boys on Staten Island has ended tragically.

    The NYPD spent more than two days searching a marshy area off Father Capodanno Boulevard.

    The boys, 4 and 2, were with their mother trying to leave the area during the height of the storm Monday when their SUV hit a tree and stalled.

    Glenda Moore and her boys got out of the car and went to a nearby home looking for help, CBS 2′s Emily Smith reported.

    Moore knocked on a man’s door for help but he said no and turned her away, Smith reported.

    Moore was then clinging to life — hanging on to a railing — when a surge of water came up and took her 4-year-old son Connor, and her 2-year-old son Brandon — who came right out of her arms, Smith reported.

    When the water receded, the boys were nowhere to be found.

    Their bodies were found Thursday morning in a wooded marsh.

    Moore was on the scene when police confirmed her worst fears, Smith reported.

    Sandy has been blamed for at least 37 deaths in New York City.
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...math-of-sandy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    This story is the one that has received the most attention locally, rightfully so. Sadly, it has ended in a (predictably) sad way. Should the name of the "man" who turned her away come to be made known, I think it's safe to say that less than favorable things are in his future.



    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...math-of-sandy/

    Jeebus christ.

    There is another story of a family of four where a tree crushed the front cab on their Silverado, two sons basically watch their parents die right in front of them, I beleive they were from Randolph.

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    How 'bout some good news?



    Sorry, just trying to help.

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    I actually just passed a gas station that was in the process of getting a delivery. I swear that tanker truck had a police escort.

    Which is a good thing, because they had enough of a police presence to keep the line orderly and traffic flowing.

    I actually didn't even have to stop; I had 3/4 of a tank, and it didn't make sense to get it now when I really didn't need it. I think part of the problem is the hysteria that compounds the problem, people getting on line to get gas 'just in case' creating an even further shortage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    This story is the one that has received the most attention locally, rightfully so. Sadly, it has ended in a (predictably) sad way. Should the name of the "man" who turned her away come to be made known, I think it's safe to say that less than favorable things are in his future.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...math-of-sandy/
    That's so horrible! I can't even imagine how that mother must feel, not getting help and then losing her boys. It breaks my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    This story is the one that has received the most attention locally, rightfully so. Sadly, it has ended in a (predictably) sad way. Should the name of the "man" who turned her away come to be made known, I think it's safe to say that less than favorable things are in his future.



    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...math-of-sandy/
    WOW.... un friggin believable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braumeister View Post
    It's funny how things turned out. My brother lives more towards the middle of LI, I'm south of Sunrise Hwy. My parents are right on the water.

    I have no power, my brother has no power. My parents are up and running no problem, and didn't get a drop of water in their basement.

    My boss wasn't so lucky. She lives in Massapequa. Her house got completely flooded.
    Wow...I had no idea. My sister is in Islip, near souther state. They lost power for a day or so. Same with my mom in Brentwood.


    Not sure what I can say to all you guys...hope all is better soon. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Jeebus christ.

    There is another story of a family of four where a tree crushed the front cab on their Silverado, two sons basically watch their parents die right in front of them, I beleive they were from Randolph.
    Oh boy, the stories just keep getting worse and worse.


    Wishing all of you affected all the best!
    Keep us posted!

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