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670,000 Without Power, ConEd Says Repairs Could Take A Week

[Ed. Note: fast forward to 3:10 in the clip below to see what happens when a NYC transformer gets flooded.]

from ZeroHedge.com:

The good news is that no workers are trapped. The bad news is that between the 14th Street transformer explosion and the flooding and damage elsewhere, there are 670,000 people without power and over 230,000 of them are in Manhattan.

*CON ED SAYS UNDERGROUND SUBSTATIONS COULD BE UP IN 3 TO 4 DAYS
*CON ED SAYS IT WILL TAKE LONGER TO REPAIR ABOVE GROUND STATIONS
*CON ED SAYS IT COULD BE UP TO A WEEK FOR POWER RESTORATION
*LARGEST STORM RELATED OUTAGE IN CON ED HISTORY, MIKSAD SAYS

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Super Storm Sandy Updates

from Off Grid Survival:

As Hurricane Sandy Prepares to make landfall here are the latest updates:

6:00 p.m. EST: Over 1.5 million homes now without power across the east coast.

4:00 p.m. EST:

  • 500,000 without power as storm moves closer to land.
  • Virginia Beach, VA now reporting over 9.00″of rain.

2:00 p.m. EST: For all the people who wonder why we tell you to be prepared, check out some of these pictures that people are posting on Twitter and then ask yourself if this is the situation you want to find yourself in during an emergency…..

empty grocery shelves

grocery store during hurricane sandy

No food during Sandy

Empty Aisles

Food Store Aisles during Hurricane

12:35 p.m. EST:

  • Virginia Beach, VA has already reported over 8″ of rain from Hurricane Sandy
  • Delaware Governor warns “People should be prepared to be without power for a week or more.”

12:25 p.m. EST: Surge Flooding starting in Atlantic City ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Surge Flooding from Hurricane Sandy

11:45 a.m. EST: Runways starting to flood at both LaGuardia Airport and JFK

LaGuardia Airport Flooding

10:45 a.m. EST: With the storm still a couple hundred miles away, East Haven, Connecticut is already seeing significant flooding.

East Haven, Connecticut Flooding

10:45 a.m. EST: Hudson River already starting to fill up with surge waters.

Hudson River

 

Read More @ OffGridSurvival.com

Victorian hospital evacuated, 3500 residents told to leave the homes in sodden New South Wales

AN urgent alert to evacuate has been issued by the NSW State Emergency Service to all people living in North Wagga Wagga and surrounding areas. Those who don’t evacuate are risking death, it says.

The SES urges people not to delay, because they could become trapped and need to be rescued as roads close or become congested.

Wherever possible, stay with family or friends, it said. If not, make other arrangements or attend one of the following three evacuation centres: North Wagga Public School, Hampden Ave, North Wagga Wagga (until 10pm); Senior Citizens Centre, Tarcutta St, Wagga Wagga; Wagga Wagga police station, Tarcutta St.

Earlier, devastating floods that have forced the evacuation of patients from a hospital in northeastern Victoria have been described as the region’s worst in at least 50 years.

Patients are being evacuated from Numurkah District Hospital, near Shepparton, as floodwaters continue to rise.

This comes as police have recovered a body they believe is that of a Victorian man who was dragged into swollen floodwaters in southern NSW.

The 43-year-old’s body was found at Majors Creek in Araluen just after 7am today, an hour after they resumed the search for the man who had gone missing on Saturday, a police spokeswoman told AAP.

The body is yet to be formally identified.

The missing man was in a four-wheel-drive at 7.30pm last night with two other men when they attempted to cross Araluen Creek.

The four-wheel-drive became stuck and the three men attempted to exit the vehicle, before they were washed downstream in the floodwaters.

One of the men was rescued from a tree and another was located downstream. They were both taken to Braidwood Hospital suffering hypothermia and other injuries.

The tragedy occurred as a flood crisis gripped NSW and Victoria – and was not expected to ease until midweek, with another deluge to hit in the next 24 hours.


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