Day After Sandy: What to do, what to look out for

AkilaeAkilae Registered User regular
edited October 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
ceres told me to make a new thread, so I'm making a new thread.

Sandy has come and is about gone. Lots of people in the tri-state area are without power, and some without water. Electricity and subway don't look like they'll be back anytime soon.

As for how bad it looks... well, here's the Whitehall St./South Ferry subway station:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Xkdv0H31d8

Here's the Con-Ed substation explosion that took out power to lower Manhattan (at 0:25):


Seriously, cars are floating out of underground parking lots, boats are sitting in the middle of train tracks, and entire buildings have had their facade wiped away. If anybody has any tips they would like to share on dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, e.g. surviving, insurance, etc..., I think those of us in NY/NJ would greatly appreciate it, since this isn't the sort of thing that happens a lot on the Northeastern seaboard (assuming people in the affected areas can even get onto the Internet).

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Obviously this goes without saying, take pictures of all the damage before you start cleaning up.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    Although it might be a commodity, find ice, keep it in an ice chest, keep your perishables in that chest. If you can't find ice, but know of someone who has a working fridge/freezer, milk jugs or water jugs work great, and stay frozen a good while in an ice chest. If there's a boil water in effect, do it, no matter how clean the water looks.

    I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "Fuck it, cut em up!".
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    If the power's been off for more than 8 hours the perishables are probably not safe to keep.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Stay the fuck away from all electricity wires, whether they look live or not, even if your house has no power.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    bowen wrote: »
    If the power's been off for more than 8 hours the perishables are probably not safe to keep.

    Frozen stuff should stay good for 48 hours. At the end of that, you should all be having a neighborhood cookout to bond together.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    A couple of sites:
    To add some general info; document everything, take pictures, don't settle for the insurance amount if it seems low. Any proof of greater loss helps - receipts, S/Ns, etc. Worry about the important things like pets, pictures, personal documents, heirlooms. Junk like TVs and couches can be replaced.

    Relief Info (http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance):
    • Apply Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
    • Apply via a smartphone at m.fema.gov
    • Apply by Phone:
      Call (800) 621-3362.
      Call TTY (800) 462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.

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    Echo wrote: »
    Something working on the first try is a source of great suspicion.
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