Post “Storm Sandy”

Apparently, Hurricane” Sandy was later considered a “tropical superstorm instead.

 

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October 30th, 2012 by Sabreena

Superstorm ; Frankenstorm ; Hurricane Sandy

UPDATES:

(updated: Nov. 2,2012 6:45 pm)
  • 102 reported deaths. (41 in NY)
  • ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN  NYC RESUME MONDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2012.
  • NYC MARATHON CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY for 40,000 runners 
  • 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding: tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street.
  • Bus Services will reopen on Oct, 30, at 5 pm as a SUNDAY schedule.
  • NYC subways flooded. Power will be RESTORED on NOV 1, 2012, but stops will be LIMITED
    • Subway lines are expected to resume on Nov, 11, 2012. (for more info CLICK HERE)
  • High tide went up to 13 feet in Battery Park, New York.
  • 170 firefighters fought fire that destroyed more than 100 homes.
  • 3.2 Millions residents are out still of power.
  • Over 10 million were affected.
    • Will take days for power to be fully restored.
  • Over 10,000 Flights cancelled. LGA still closed. JFK will resume flights on Oct 31.
  • Over 200 patients, including 20 infants (in intensive care) were transferred from NYU hospital due to backup generator fail.
  • Over 700 calls of tree downfall.
  • Heavy snowfall in Virginia.
  • Landfall in Atlantic City washed away a 50 foot piece boardwalk.
  • 29 year old man dies in Queens when tree falls in his home. Flushing, New York.
  • Chelsea Building partially collapses on 14th st.
  • NY High Rise building’s crane collapses.


  • October 28th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Haunted House—BLACKOUT

    TRICK or TREAT anyone?

    Its HALLOWEEN season again! My favorite time of the year! Ghosts, witches, and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY………the movies of course. Paranormal Activity 4 is now is theaters! The movies aren’t scary..for me at least. But its interesting to watch. 

    Anyways..Halloween always means scaring people or getting scared yourself! And going to Haunted houses!! But which are the scariest?

    So I was checking out some haunted houses here in New York. Seeing reviews and which got good reviews and ratings. But I come across this:

    Blackout Haunted House

     

    Hmm, seems scary already. I check into their website and see the rules to enter the attraction.

     

    Check the screenshot of the Rules:

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    October 20th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Pakistani Girl Shot in the Head by Taliban

    Malala Yousafzai, an young active feminist for young girls education and rights. The North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, in which she lived in, was still under Taliban rule, banning further continuation of girls education. She was given the place as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat in 2009, and has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu, and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.

     

    14 year old, Pakistani activist.

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    October 19th, 2012 by Sabreena

    Muslims looked down upon..even more..

    On Wednesday, October 16 2012, a 21-year-old, Bengali guy got caught in a terrorist act, trying to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank, located in the heart of Manhattan, New York.

    So this guy, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, comes to America on a student visa and decides he wants to do something “big”. Unlike other immigrants who travel to the U.S. to study, get a career, save money to can support their family, he stated that he wants to

    “shake the whole country” and “destroy America, behalf on Al Qaeda.”

    So, I’m guessing he missed 9/11? I’m pretty sure the WORLD was already shaken up by that.

    What really is bothersome here about this is that, his parents spent everything, all their life savings, to get their son started to a better life. Don’t forget, Bangladesh is a poor country. Well ok, not that poor, but work is hard to find, and saving for a child’s education?, even harder. Imagine what his parents are going through right now to find that their son has plotted a stupid act, that not only disgraced his family, but the whole country as well. His father believed he was devoted into his studies. Yea..probably trying to master the study of terrorism.

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    October 19th, 2012 by Sabreena
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