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Hurricane Causes Building Facade Collapse in Chelsea


The building facade at 92 8th Avenue in Chelsea, above the Muscle Maker Grill, collapsed this evening, presumably due to winds from Hurricane Sandy. City Council candidate Corey Johnson (@coreyinnyc) shot the photo above.

"The water level at the Battery #NYC has reached 11.25 feet, surpassing the all-time record of 11.2 feet set in 1821," according to the Weather Channel.

Con Edison has begun shutting off power to parts of lower Manhattan to protect circuits and equipment.

Christian Chaplain Blames Hurricane Sandy on Gays

Evangelical pastor John McTernan is calling for prayers of repentance and blaming Hurricane Sandy on gays in a rambling blog post:

McternanHurricane Sandy is hitting 21 years to the day of the Perfect Storm of October 20, 1991. I write about this in my book as America Has Done to Israel. This was the day that President George Bush Sr. initiated the Madrid Peace Process to divide the land of Israel, including Jerusalem. America has been under God’s judgment since this event. Both of these hurricanes were cause by freakish weather patterns that came together to create

Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 x 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection.

It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!

More here:

This monster storm aimed at America and ready to inflict severe damage during election week is not a coincidence. Hurricane Sandy may flood Washington, DC on election day! It is like the hurricane is a huge bucket of vomit in America’s face during the election. What a sign from the holy God of Israel that American politics is an abomination to Him. A pro-homosexual Mormon along with a pro-abortion/homosexual, Muslim Brotherhood promoter, Hard Left Fascist are running for president. And there is no cry of repentance from God’s people! I see this storm as a warning from the LORD to call His church to repentance, This might be the last call from the Holy God of Israel.

Info on McTernan's background here.

(via americablog)

Hurricane Sandy Brings Out Shirtless Horse-Man: VIDEO


Halloween and Sandy are brewing a special kind of stir-craziness in D.C., NBC News reports.


UPDATE: The horse-man has been identified.

Earlier updates...
Hurricane Sandy Strengthens to 85 mph Storm, Turns Toward Land [tlrd]
Satellite Photo Shows Hurricane Sandy's Massive Size [tlrd]

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Satellite Photo Shows Hurricane Sandy's Massive Size


Check out this global view taken by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Sunday morning, October 28 at 9:02AM EDT. You can see the massive size of the hurricane as it churns up the east coast.

Hurricane Sandy Strengthens to 85 mph Storm, Turns Toward Land


Hurricane Sandy has picked up strength overnight as it prepares to turn northwest and strike the east coast:

At 5 a.m., the huge storm was producing sustained winds of 85 miles an hour after turning due north, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was expected to veer again to the northwest later Monday morning and take dead aim at the coastline of New Jersey.

The swing to the northwest can be observed in a satellite loop of the monster storm.

High wind warnings related to Sandy include ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, OH, MI, NC, GA, and Washington D.C. According to the NWS, tropical storm force gusts of 41 mph have now reached Boston.


As the storm bore down on some of the nation’s most densely populated areas, city and state officials went into emergency mode. The New York City subway system and all of the region’s commuter trains and buses were shut down. The major stock exchanges called off all trading for Monday and Broadway theaters canceled their shows on Sunday evening and Monday.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of more than 370,000 people in low-lying communities from Coney Island in Brooklyn to Battery Park City in Manhattan and gave 1.1 million schoolchildren a day off on Monday. The city opened evacuation shelters at 76 public schools.

Here's a LIVE shot of NYC.

New York's normally packed transit stations are abandoned. Check out more photos on the MTA's Flickr feed.


Air Force reconnaisance aircraft reported a 28-mile wide circular eye earlier this morning.

An updated forecast track is here.

Off the coast of North Carolina, the crew of a 180-foot, three mast tall ship, HMS Bounty, has abandoned ship:

The 17 person crew donned cold water survival suits and lifejackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies. The Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation and assess the weather conditions to determine the soonest Coast Guard aircraft or surface assets can be on scene to conduct effective rescue operations....An air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched aboard an HC-130 Hercules aircraft, which later arrived on scene and reestablished communications with the Bounty's crew. The vessel was reportedly taking on water and was without propulsion.  On scene weather is reported to be 40 mph winds and 18-foot seas."

5:30 am, Battery Park City:

Hurricane Sandy May Be 'Worst Storm in 100 Years' for Northeast U.S., Says Forecaster


Paul Kocin, a National Weather Service meteorologist in College Park, Maryland, says the models they are seeing of the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy rival the New England hurricane of 1938 and it could be the worst in a century, Bloomberg reports:

“What we’re seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century,” Kocin said in a telephone interview yesterday. “We’re not trying to hype it, this is what we’re seeing in some of our models. It may come in weaker.”

The hybrid storm may strike anywhere from the Delaware- Maryland-Virginia peninsula to southern New England. The current National Hurricane Center track calls for the system to go ashore in New Jersey on Oct. 30, although landfall predictions often change as storms get closer to shore.

The storm has already killed 21 people in the Caribbean.


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