Saturday, September 15, 2007

Here comes the story of the hurricane

Hardest hit by the wall of water are the neighborhoods nearest the sea: The Rockaways, then Jamaica Bay, then Broad Channel are under water in a matter of hours.

‘The Big One’ Makes Landfall

Not too much later, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach and Kennedy International Airport are also submerged in 30 feet of surge-driven seawater, according to recent estimates by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The waters eventually spread as far north as South Ozone Park, Jamaica and Springfield Gardens — injuring or drowning scores of trapped residents, inundating businesses and battering homes with free-floating tree trunks and other large debris.


Anonymous said...

And the lower floors
of "City Lights" and "Suna Ville"
are submerged trapping the residents above
in their "luxury" apartments.

Anyone for a long game of Scrabble or Monopoly until help arrives ?

I'll put the coffee on.

Oops.....the utilities aren't working.

Damn.....we can't use the toilets either.
Do the windows open?
We can use them to relieve ourselves .

Oh shit.....the lights just went out !

Anonymous said...

the office where I work in Manhattan lies outside of the flood zone...sigh.

Anonymous said...

Hey give me one of those overpriced condos on the East River.

I want my apartment to look over the power plant stacks just 100 feet away.

Should someone ask Mr Suna or Dr Aquisto (at one of the many political fund raisers that they attend) what their plans are when (not 'if' you silly boy!) they knowingly build something in a dangerous flood-prone area and that by doing so, that will endanger 1000s of people?

Will they personally accept culpability from law suits and insurance claims?

Or have the received assurances from our politicians that in exchange for their campaign donations, the public’s recourse to them has been blunted by the city?

Dee, now is your chance to shine!

Anonymous said...

Before any fool intends to buy in the flood plain.....
they'd better check with insurance carriers
to see if they can even get flood insurance.

Anonymous said...

Yea, that IS a good point.

Are the developers ready to face lawsuits from tennants if their developments are knowingly built in flood zone and they place people in harms way.

Inquiring minds want to know. Anyone want to look into this?

Anonymous said...

I thought this story sounded familiar.

These "reporters" completely plagiarized an August 2005 cover story that was in the New York Press: