Hurricane Sandy Pictures

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by madrivermaz, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. eap

    eap El Adventurero Solitario

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    Return from Hurricane Sandy – just a note to report on “your tax dollars at work” – Our Public Health Service (PHS) health response team was de-mobilized as our replacements arrived on Nov 13, 2012. We established and operated a Federal Medical Shelter from Oct 30 – to present at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn. Here, we received and cared for ~94 nursing home residents from 3 homes destroyed (>50% of these patients require full assistance with activities of daily living ). They came in fragile, cold, frightened and in dehydrated or worse condition. By day 3 under sheltered care these elder citizens began rolling and walking and showed renewed signs of hope.

    See short newspaper article (http://news.yahoo.com/public-health-aids-hurricane-sandy-relief-210400868.html) &/or visit our Facebook page, Search “PhsTwo Rdf” (while it lasts…) (some pretty neat videos produced onsite by our public info officers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-CwuKt7OT4&feature=relmfu
    http://youtu.be/tnET4OLenkc

    One letter, from one of our more alert and capable residents (redacted below) made the 12 hr days and sleeping on cots worth the effort:


    PHS Team 2 (Second to None) Rapid Deployment Force (RDF)
  2. BERZERKOWITZ

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    Fuck the Red Cross. I was at ground zero for a long time. The Salvation Army did way more for longer down there. I never pass a SA bucket without dropping something in. Don't waste your money on the Red Cross.
  3. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I am going to (mostly) bite my tongue to avoid side tracking this away from the needs of the victims. Let's just say that the Red Cross being a non-profit organization des not mean that there are not a number of VERY well paid administrators as a part of the organization. During my time as a firefighter and formerly the Director of Emergency Management for our small town, I have seen us cope with three fairly substantial events (blizzard and two floods), Red Cross assistance could always be depended upon - as long as there were cameras rolling.

    Back to the business of helping the victims!


    Bruce
  4. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    As lousy as the care is in most for profit old age homes, anything you could have done would have been an improvement.

    How they get away with poor care, badly trained and uncaring staff, and high monthly fees is a black eye on our society.

    Thanks for providing a short respite to their normally horrendous care. :clap
  5. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Your youtube link led me to watch a bunch more vids.

    Wow!

    I wasn't aware that your counties got hit so hard from that storm. Also I didn't realize you were native to the area.

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  6. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Perth Amboy, a little hard to see, but boats sitting on top of those old pilings.
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  7. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    Where was that pic taken from?
    I think that ship was tied up at KMI Perth Amboy. I was there today. I dont get a view like that.
    Was that you on the DR tonight on RT 24 Morristown
  8. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Yep, until 85 we lived about 1/4 mile from where I do now.
    My house is about 30 feet higher tho.
  9. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    For good reason. When me n the lovely wife were newlyweds and looking for a house we passed up alot of nice properties due to their location of floodplains or proposed highways, or other factors. I had a choice to make that decision. I feel bad for those who did not.
  10. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yes that where I took it Andy. I just docked the ship.
  11. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    Here is just some of what I have been up against the last few weeks.
    Yes that is the oil dipstick hole. Yes I did get this one running.
    v V click on pic V v
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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Wow !
  13. z0ne

    z0ne ~santoku samuri~

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    Yellowiron, what is that?! Using my super Sherlock Holmes skills, I have deduced that Yellowiron is a reference to a CAT or another painted kind of gigantic earth moving equipment... amirite?
  14. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    water cooled :lol3.
  15. Yellow Iron

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    That is the dipstick hole on a Hysteer 300 forklift. This thing was left in the yard at a carteret fuel terminal.
    I have done a handful of equipment the last few weeks that have been underwater. So far I have gotten all of them running.
    I also found 2 fishing poles in the derbi around the yard.

    Yes all consrtuction equipment is usally yellow. I work on everthing and try to stick to the construcion stuff.:deal
  16. Yellow Iron

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    HYDRO DIESEL:evil
  17. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Lol !