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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakthiprabha
    On the otherhand If someone is residing in 16th floor (which is becoming QUITE COMMON HERE in bangalore) before he gets down, he would crashed down to death.
    Then you should opt for underground bulidings They will for sure not crash down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivajayan
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakthiprabha
    On the otherhand If someone is residing in 16th floor (which is becoming QUITE COMMON HERE in bangalore) before he gets down, he would crashed down to death.
    Then you should opt for underground bulidings They will for sure not crash down.
    Yup thats true..you wont be "under ground" after the quake..you'll be there before

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssanjinika
    Quote Originally Posted by sivajayan
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakthiprabha
    On the otherhand If someone is residing in 16th floor (which is becoming QUITE COMMON HERE in bangalore) before he gets down, he would crashed down to death.
    Then you should opt for underground bulidings They will for sure not crash down.
    Yup thats true..you wont be "under ground" after the quake..you'll be there before

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    now the floods in TN, Karnataka and andhra...

    blore "The highest ever rainfall recorded in a month is 522 mm in October 1956. Presently, the City, has received 504 mm starting from October 1 to 24.

    Only an additional 18 mm rainfall is needed to set a new record"

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    Yes it does look like an unusually active monsoon season for the south.

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    Eastern U.S. braces for dangerous superstorm


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    NEW YORK — From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it — an 11-foot wall of water.

    “The time for preparing and talking is about over,” Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate said as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the Atlantic on a collision course with two other weather systems that could turn it into one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. “People need to be acting now.”

    Forecasters said the hurricane could blow ashore tonight or early Tuesday along the New Jersey coast, then cut across into Pennsylvania and travel up through New York state on Wednesday.

    Airlines canceled more than 5,000 flights, and Amtrak began suspending train service across the Northeast. New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore moved to shut down their subways, buses and trains and said schools would be closed today. Boston also called off school. And all non-essential government offices closed in the nation’s capital.

    As rain from the leading edges of the monster hurricane began to fall over the Northeast, hundreds of thousands of people from Maryland to Connecticut were ordered to evacuate low-lying coastal areas, including 375,000 in lower Manhattan and other parts of New York City, 50,000 in Delaware and 30,000 in Atlantic City, N.J., where the city’s 12 casinos were forced to shut down for only the fourth time ever.

    “We were told to get the heck out. I was going to stay, but it’s better to be safe than sorry,” said Hugh Phillips, who was one of the first in line when a Red Cross shelter in Lewes, Del., opened at noon.

    “I think this one’s going to do us in,” said Mark Palazzolo, who boarded up his bait-and-tackle shop in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., with the same wood he used in past storms, crossing out the names of Hurricanes Isaac and Irene and spray-painting “Sandy” next to them. “I got a call from a friend of mine from Florida last night who said, ‘Mark, get out! If it’s not the storm, it’ll be the aftermath. People are going to be fighting in the streets over gasoline and food.”’

    Authorities warned that the nation’s biggest city could get hit with a surge of seawater that could swamp parts of lower Manhattan, flood subway tunnels and cripple the network of electrical and communications lines that are vital to the nation’s financial center.

    Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph as of Sunday evening, was blamed for 65 deaths in the Caribbean before it began traveling northward, parallel to the Eastern Seaboard. As of 8 p.m., it was centered about 485 miles southeast of New York City, moving at 15 mph, with hurricane-force winds extending an incredible 175 miles from its center.

    Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph as of Sunday evening, was blamed for 65 deaths in the Caribbean before it began traveling northward, parallel to the Eastern Seaboard. As of 8 p.m., it was centered about 485 miles southeast of New York City, moving at 15 mph, with hurricane-force winds extending an incredible 175 miles from its center.

    It expected to hook inland today, colliding with a wintry storm moving in from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic.

    Forecasters said the combination could bring close to a foot of rain in places, a potentially lethal storm surge of 4 to 11 feet across much of the region, and punishing winds that could cause widespread power outages that last for days. The storm could also dump up to 2 feet of snow in Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia.

    Louis Uccellini, environmental prediction chief for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Associated Press that given Sandy’s east-to-west track into New Jersey, the worst of the storm surge could be just to the north, in New York City, on Long Island and in northern New Jersey.

    Forecasters said that because of giant waves and high tides made worse by a full moon, the metropolitan area of about 20 million people could get hit with an 11-foot wall of water.

    “This is the worst-case scenario,” Uccellini said.

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned: “If you don’t evacuate, you are not only endangering your life, you are also endangering the lives of the first responders who are going in to rescue you. This is a serious and dangerous storm.”

    New Jersey’s famously blunt Gov. Chris Christie was less polite: “Don’t be stupid. Get out.”

    New York called off school today for the city’s 1.1 million students and announced it would suspend all train, bus and subway service Sunday night. More than 5 million riders a day depend on the transit system. The New York Stock Exchange announced it will shut down its trading floor Monday but continue to trade electronically.

    Officials also postponed today’s reopening of the Statue of Liberty, which had been closed for a year for $30 million in renovations.

    In Washington, President Barack Obama promised the government would “respond big and respond fast” after the storm hits.

    “My message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there, and we will cut through red tape. We are not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules,” he said.

    He also pleaded for neighborliness: “In times like this, one of the things that Americans do is we pull together and we help out one another And so, there may be elderly populations in your area. Check on your neighbor, check on your friend. Make sure that they are prepared. If we do, then we’re going to get through this storm just fine.”

    The storm forced the president and Mitt Romney to rearrange their campaign schedules in the crucial closing days of the presidential race. And early voting today in Maryland was canceled.

    Despite the dire warnings, some souls were refusing to budge.

    Jonas Clark of Manchester Township, N.J. — right in the area where Sandy was projected to come ashore — stood outside a convenience store, calmly sipping a coffee and wondering why people were working themselves “into a tizzy.”

    “I’ve seen a lot of major storms in my time, and there’s nothing you can do but take reasonable precautions and ride out things the best you can,” said Clark, 73. “Nature’s going to what it’s going to do. It’s great that there’s so much information out there about what you can do to protect yourself and your home, but it all boils down basically to ‘use your common sense.”’

    In New Jersey, Denise Faulkner and her boyfriend showed up at the Atlantic City Convention Center with her 7-month-old daughter and two sons, ages 3 and 12, thinking there was a shelter there. She was dismayed to learn that it was just a gathering point for buses to somewhere else. Last year, they were out of their home for two days because of Hurricane Irene.

    “I’m real overwhelmed,” she said as baby Zahiriah, wrapped in a pink blanket with embroidered elephants, slept in a car seat. “We’re at it again. Last year we had to do it. This year we have to do it. And you have to be around all sorts of people — strangers. It’s a bit much.”

    Before leaving their home in Atlantic City, John and Robshima Williams of packed their kids’ Halloween costumes so they could go bunk to bunk trick-or-treating at a shelter. Her 8-year-old twins are going as the Grim Reaper and a zombie, while her 6-year-old plans to dress as a witch.

    “We’re just trying to make a bad situation good,” the mother said. “We’re going to make it fun no matter where we are.”

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    Dear NOV anneh I was very sadden to read about the E.U.S.
    Let us all pray that the Almighty saves all from all the disaster.
    Our special prayers for Meera and family, and also Priyasri family.
    Also to all our friends who are in S. U.S.A.
    Take care of them dear Lord.

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    Latest information on Hurricane Sandy (as of 8am ET, next update at 11am):

    • LOCATION: 36.8N 71.1W (425 miles SE of Atlantic City, NJ)
    • WIND: Max sustained winds at 85 miles per hour (140 km/h)
    • MOVING: Northwest at 20 miles per hour (22 km/h)

    Local information: (updated regularly)

    • NEW YORK: Mandatory evacuation in Zone A. MTA suspends subway and bus service. Public schools closed on Monday. NYSE suspends operation on Monday, likely Tuesday as well. Pres. Obama declares state of emergency.
    • NEW JERSEY: NJ transit shut down across the state. Schools closed in over 250 counties. Barrier islands evacuated (evacuation routes). Pres. Obama declares state of emergency.
    • PENNSYLVANIA: SEPTA suspends services. Flights in, out of Philadelphia Int'l Airport cancelled for Monday. Pres. Obama declares state of emergency.
    • DELAWARE: Level 2 driving restriction starts Monday at 5am ET, bans anyone from driving on the road except "essential personnel" (read more).
    • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Public schools closed. Federal offices closed to public. Metro service canceled for Monday. Pres. Obama declares state of emergency.
    • MARYLAND: Early voting shut down for Monday.
    • CONNECTICUT: Mandatory evacuation along the coast. Pres. Obama declares state of emergency.
    • MASSACHUSETTS: Some schools closed (see closings here).
    • RHODE ISLAND: Pres. Obama declares state of emergency.
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    NEW JERSEY, Oct 30 — Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain yesterday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey, after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign.
    High winds and flooding racked hundreds of kilometres of Atlantic coastline, while heavy snows were forecast farther inland at higher elevations as the centre of the storm marched westward.

    More than 2 million customers already were left without power by early evening and more than a million people were subject to evacuation orders. Many communities were swamped by flood waters.

    The National Hurricane Centre said Sandy came ashore as a “post-tropical cyclone”, meaning it still packed hurricane-force winds but lost the characteristics of a tropical storm. It had sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (129 kph), well above the threshold for hurricane intensity. Sandy previously had been characterized as a hurricane.

    The storm’s target area includes big population centres such as New York City, Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

    Trees were downed across the region, untethered pieces of scaffolding rolled down the ghostly streets of New York City, falling debris closed a major bridge in Boston and floodwater inundated side streets in the resort town of Dewey Beach, Delaware, leaving just the tops of mailboxes in view.

    In Washington, President Barack Obama appealed to the tens of millions of people in the hurricane’s path to follow directions given to them by authorities.

    “If the public’s not following instructions, that makes it more dangerous for people, and it means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided,” Obama said at the White House, adding that people should expect long power outages and idled transportation systems.

    Governors up and down the East Coast declared states of emergency. Maryland’s Martin O’Malley warned there was no question Sandy would kill people in its way.

    Sandy made landfall just south of Atlantic City, about 193km southwest of Manhattan.

    Casinos in Atlantic City had already shut down. — Reuters
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