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Sandy Starting to Wreak Havoc in NYC Tri state

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Was on a conference cal with colleagues (office is closed today and tomorrow - all are working from home) and so far have lost 3 callers:

One colleague (NJ) has just lost all power
Another in NJ had a large branch fall through a back bed room
Another in Westchester - not near the sound - has rising water in the basement

In the bigger picture:

A huge construction boom being used to construct a high rise (in the 70s floor now) is disintegrating (a resident of the area who can see it says it was NOT secured - as required by the city) and it is anticipated it will fall at some point. Residents in nearby buildings are being moved to areas away from the crane and more may need to be evacuated. The area near 57th St and 6/8th avenues is closed and that may expand. (If this proves to be the case the construction company is in serious legal trouble - based on damage so far - never mind potential damage to nearby luxury hotels and co-ops.)

Con Ed (power company) is announcing that they will probably have to shut down power to all areas below midtown (34th St) to prevent rising water from entering below street power line/generator areas and causing fires. And the water is still rising - and probably will be all night. It is hoped that areas above 34th St will keep power since they are primarily higher ground.

Wind gusts are 70 to 80 mph with sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph - and water may rise more than 10 feet above usual high tides.

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