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Sandy

Posted on: October 29, 2012

Manahttan Beach Brooklyn Flooding. this is water that’s coming from the bay. #sandy @nbcnewyork http://pic.twitter.com/rQhU4ZU9

 

So far so good here in Brooklyn, NY. I live in Flatbush, Brooklyn-which is not in an evacuation zone, though my office is. As of 10:53 AM all New York transit is suspended and the Holland and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels will be closing at 2PM. They’re also going to be closing the highways and bridges. Many areas of Brooklyn Beach have already seen flooding and there are reports of water on both the west and east sides of Manhattan. Thousands of folks in Long Island are without power and many more expected as we near the evening.

UPDATE: 11:40 Mayor Bloomberg is ordering all NYC Schools closed tomorrow, Tuesday and putting the NYC area in a Coastal Storm Warning until Tuesday. MTA not expected to resume service.

UPDATE: 2:06 Casa de Erika is actually starting to shake at every big wind gusts. NY Stock Exchange and NASDAQ are currently down and may be down tomorrow as well. All Connecticut highways are closed. NJ Transit and PATH trains are all closed. Port Authority Bus Terminal is closed and there are talks of closing the FDR, TappanZee Bridge and more.

UPDATE:5:42 Holland Tunnel and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Tappan Zee Bridge are closed. FDR is scheduled to close at 6PM. Lights are off on Broadway. Lincoln and Midtown Tunnels and TriBoro Bridge are open. Garden State Parkway is closed in certain areas. President Obama signed an emergency declaration for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

A crane in Midtown has collapsed, but no injuries.

Mandatory evacuations are in place in parts of New Jersey and Long Island. Officials are saying that the time for evacuation is over and is encouraging people to stay indoors.

NJ State Offices are closed tomorrow.

If you’re in the NYC area please stay safe.

Pictures from Storify.com

Zoinks RT @jodyrosen Hudson breaching its banks at West 11th Street http://twitpic.com/b8i88x

 

The Gowanus Canal (pictured here at West 9th) is about to remind us it once was a tidal creek http://pic.twitter.com/MKf3tHx5

 

A viewer from Broad Channel, #Queens sent this photo to us of flooding in the island neighborhood. #Sandy pic.twitter.com/71FYlBqd

 

Via @greenpainting, the view from Red Hook: pic.twitter.com/qgeOo6ka.

 

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