A Different View of Sandy

Funny stuff from the company that makes animations about major news events.  Very briefly inappropriate in the middle, but the rest is fine:

20 Responses to A Different View of Sandy

  1. longbeachrob says:

    Not as cool as the other video, but I hope to go and film some on the 31st and see how much more water is running out of them. Oh, and the Naselle river is effected by the tide and it was high at the time; I was more interested in the flow than how high it was. The other creeks are up quite a bit from the Willapa Bay.

  2. longbeachrob says:

    Too funny, and too true! I have a lot of questions about the damage back east as in the subways flooding… It wasn’t that much rain was it and the “tide” was mostly under 13 feet. I guess I just didn’t know how flat it is back that way, or how close to the water they build. Saw a video on youtube of a flight over some area and it was house right next to house right next to the water. I guess the Atlantic is just a big lake? LOL I don’t think I have ever seen anything worse than December 2007 storm and not even sure that was a “cat 2 hurricane” and not sure what it would even rate as, but it sure seemed like we delt with it way better than they would have. I think our country has turned into a bunch of whimps when things go to heck.

    • longbeachrob says:

      Oh and I have had over 2.25″ of rain today here 3 miles NNE of Long Beach Wa

    • We getting some really intense rain right now. Showing red on the radar hate to be outside right now it be like stepping into the shower.

    • Timmy Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      No what makes Sandy worse is the storm Surge.. We did not have a huge river of water running through the Willamette Valley in 2007… that would be outragous 😛

      Yeah, 50mph winds and a few puddles of water on sides of streets we can handle 😛

    • Timmy Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      And not just the Storm Surge/Tide we are talking about here, the wind alone was enough to cause close to 10 million outages, spread in 17 (+/-) states in the NE.

    • Hurricane Sandy rearranged the Jersey coastline. That storm surge would’ve killed anyone in it’s path had they stayed in there homes instead of evacuating.

    • Timmy Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Sandy just caused up to $50,000,000,000 in damage. No storm here can even amount to 1/10 of that much.

    • David B. says:

      A significant chunk of NYC is barely above sea level, and NYC does not have much in the way of seawalls along its waterfront. So a surge of nearly 14 feet (not “under 13 feet” — it peaked at 13.88 feet as measured at the tidal gauge at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan) — significantly higher than the anticipated worse case in this storm, as well as a record storm surge for this location — did a *LOT* of damage.

      Moreover, that surge was focused precisely on the most densely-developed part of the North American continent.

      It also didn’t help that both the trajectory and timing of the storm were both optimized to make the surge as high as possible.

  3. W7ENK says:

    I don’t even know how to react to this…
    Weird is an understatement!

  4. Mark … I am disappointed in your remarks as I expected your remarks to reflect your concern for all the people, elderly and children who are terrified and damaged in their circumstance.

  5. runrain says:

    Did anybody catch New York Mayor Bloomberg’s press conferences during the storm? Apparently the young lady who was signing his audio has become a media rock star! Her name is Lydia Callis and she was very expressive during her signing. This is not to make fun of anyone, as she did a great job in getting the message across. I don’t know sign language and even I understood it! Anyway, it would be sort of entertaining to see some music put to her performance. I’m sure there is YouTube out there now on it.

  6. I think I detected some stereotypes coming thru….

  7. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Hahaah! It’s the youngster in you, Mark!

  8. pdxgeologist says:

    The inappropriate part was Bloomberg eating a sandwich, right?

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