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NYC rats

by James Denison / November 1, 2012 / 10:44 PM UTC
Thousands killed. Many who escaped must remain above ground in the alleys. Possible breakout of diseases and pestilence following this flood in NYC.
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Same thing happened after 9/11
by Josh K / November 2, 2012 / 6:01 AM UTC
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No pestilence then. Sorry to disappoint.

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This is wider spread than 9-11
by James Denison / November 2, 2012 / 7:30 AM UTC

How long before they get those tunnels pumped out? They're gonna need tons of bleach or something to keep the mold away too. Why would I be disappointed?

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I don't know why you would be disappointed
by Josh K / November 2, 2012 / 8:17 AM UTC

You sure seem to be speculating (again) though.

You're right though, that merely removing the water from the tunnels doesn't clear them to be reopened. The pumping is in progress; no word on how long it will take. Once it's done, they have to clean, check for structural damage, repair or replace any electrical equipment inside them, etc. The water that invaded the tunnels was salt water, which means even more potential damage to electrical equipment, especially in the subway tunnels.

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Thanks for that report Josh
by James Denison / November 2, 2012 / 10:35 AM UTC

I just don't know why you want everyone to ignore the situation in NYC. Maybe you should communicate those feelings to Obama also.

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I don't know why you keep putting words in my mouth
by Josh K / November 2, 2012 / 11:29 AM UTC

I neither said nor suggested any such thing. However, I think sensationalist speculation only fuels people's anxieties; it doesn't help at all.

The subway system is partially restored. You can travel within each borough, but not between Manhattan and Brooklyn/Queens and not into lower Manhattan, where the power is still out. They're hoping to restore power sometime today.

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I know, I have a pdf file
by James Denison / November 2, 2012 / 12:04 PM UTC

put out today by them which shows the lines running and the others still not operational are faded on it.

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by DerekRose81 / November 5, 2012 / 3:02 AM UTC
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Poor little rats Confused

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go to youtube and
by James Denison / November 5, 2012 / 4:35 PM UTC
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look for new york city and KFC video. See if you feel the same way after that.

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(NT) Feel the same about KFC?
by JP Bill / November 5, 2012 / 7:54 PM UTC
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(NT) not unless the chicken has fur on it.
by James Denison / November 6, 2012 / 6:43 AM UTC
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