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Impact of hurricane sandy on NYC?

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missali Sat 27-Oct-12 21:30:53

I am a teacher and due to take a school trip to NYC on Monday for 5 days. What's the likelihood of us actually getting there? Will be gutted for the kids if we end up having to cancel..

yourheadonastick Mon 29-Oct-12 19:22:14

Am watching news on CNN,

The impending storm looks terrible.

I Hope all those who have to evacuate do so.

helpyourself Mon 29-Oct-12 13:29:52

sad for Missali
I've just been out for coffee. It's blowy but mild and barely raining. Plan is to pack in case we're evacuated then go for a walk locally, I'll get cash and water- the kitchen doesn't have a kitchen but we can survive for quite a while on bananas, crackers and water!

helpyourself Mon 29-Oct-12 12:51:53

blush I'm not prepared at all! We were going to spend the evening with friends upstate and in the end they came to us, if anything I was worried about being stranded with them.
However, although the Starbucks downstairs is shut, the supermarket a block away is open, there are still cars on the street and it's windy but not ridiculously so.

OhYouBigBadBeast Mon 29-Oct-12 09:44:12

I'm so sorry Missali, thats rubbish. To be fair though, I dont think it would be much fun at the moment though.

helpyourself, are you stocked up with water and stuff? Hope you and theCat are managing to get some good sleep at the moment as I think it might be rather more difficult to sleep tonight.

missali Mon 29-Oct-12 09:30:06

We didn't go. Airline cancelled out flight yesterday afternoon. I am going to look into rescheduling when we get back to school. Thanks for all your help/info

helpyourself Mon 29-Oct-12 01:41:25

Waves at cat! I'm holed up in a hotel with DD on Manhattan. Schools shut tomorrow and trains and buses stopped.
Looks like we'll be here for Halloween after all smile

TheCatInTheHairnet Sun 28-Oct-12 23:37:08

Or have some decent fake ID, mumble!

It's quite exciting this evening. The wind is picking up and the kids are all happy that they're off school tomorrow. Yay! We're getting a mini half term after all!

My poor dog is freaking out though. He's very weather sensitive, so I hate to see what he's going to be like tomorrow.

mumblechum1 Sun 28-Oct-12 22:05:19

grin. Thing is they have to be 21 to buy alcohol so hopefully one of them will have had the sense to buy something in the duty free in LHR.

Willabywallaby Sun 28-Oct-12 22:05:14

Thanks OhYouBigBadBeast

IamtheZombie Sun 28-Oct-12 21:56:18

"Hope they have a pack of cards and a bottle of Jack"

Zombie likes your style, mumblechum1.


OhYouBigBadBeast Sun 28-Oct-12 21:56:11

Mumble that was good thinking!

mumblechum1 Sun 28-Oct-12 21:52:49

Still haven't heard fromn DS but have called his friend's mum, who has heard that they are delaying their drive to NYC via Philly which they were supposed to be doing tomorrow, now going up on Tues, so they may miss the worst of it, but are hanging around in the hotel most of the time today and presumably tomorrow.

Hope they have a pack of cards and a bottle of Jack smile

OhYouBigBadBeast Sun 28-Oct-12 21:50:44

Viperidae, have they got torches and other food? Water was very sensible.

OhYouBigBadBeast Sun 28-Oct-12 21:48:40

Webcams will be fascinating I think.

OhYouBigBadBeast Sun 28-Oct-12 21:47:01

Boston looks to catch some of this, it's a vast storm. If it turns as predicted then I think they will escape the worst.

Willabywallaby Sun 28-Oct-12 21:34:16

My brother lives in Boston, are they going to miss out on this?

GloriaSmud Sun 28-Oct-12 21:32:16

Found some NY webcams here. The Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty HarborCam are giving some good views. The clouds look very dark and low.

OhYouBigBadBeast Sun 28-Oct-12 21:30:08

Eerie, late tomorrow night or early Tuesday but it will be rough before then.

fledtoscotland Sun 28-Oct-12 21:19:29

Am watching with baited breath. Am due to fly to JFK on Thursday.

Viperidae Sun 28-Oct-12 21:18:13

DS is stuck there now. Flights from JFK to Heathrow are all cancelled tonight, tomorrow and most of Tuesday.

They have bought some bottled water and sweets just in case they need them and are just going to wait it out now.

I'm just hoping the power doesn't go down on them.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 28-Oct-12 21:14:05

What time is the storm ment to hit NYC?

OhYouBigBadBeast Sun 28-Oct-12 21:05:14

TheCat - are you going to be our live blogger?

TheCatInTheHairnet Sun 28-Oct-12 20:36:42

I am guessing the flights will be cancelled. They've closed all the mass transit by tonight already and the schools are all closed for tomorrow (and some have already closed for Tuesday too). It's not just the rain and wind, they are predicting major power outs too.

At the moment, it's all very pre storm exciting. Grey and blowy and everyone running around like headless chickens stocking up and getting petrol!

Waswondering Sun 28-Oct-12 20:30:11

Op - feel for you and your responsibility as group leader.

If your trip is cancelled can it be re-arranged for another time this year?

difficultpickle Sun 28-Oct-12 20:23:44

I think you're right. Boys just don't think grin

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