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Rain, Detours Hinder Commutes In NE!

From the climate hysterics at the Associated Press:

Flooding on Main Street in Bound Brook, N.J., Sunday, March 14, 2010. Several inches of rain has fallen in the area causing the Raritan River to overflow.

Rain damage, detours hinder commutes in Northeast

By Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press Writer

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. – A torrential rainstorm that brought heavy winds to the Northeast, causing damage and flooding, created some minor headaches for commuters Monday.

At least eight people died in storm-related accidents over the weekend, and nearly half a million people were without electricity in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut at the peak of the storm.

Authorities warned that the storm could cause rush-hour delays on Monday morning, but the impact was relatively minor, especially compared with the havoc wreaked by nasty winter storms in recent months.

In Boston, the transit authority shut down some sections of subway and trolley lines on Sunday, but the lines were mostly reopened on Monday. Several highway ramps in Massachusetts remained closed.

NJ Transit briefly shortened the routes of some trains into Manhattan, but restored service later in the morning. The Long Island Railroad pumped out an East River tunnel, allowing trains to pass through normally.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency, which would allow National Guard troops to be called up if needed. In signing the declaration Sunday night, Christie said he wants to ensure local and county resources are supplemented if needed.

Utility crews were making headway in restoring power. In New Jersey, for example, about 100,000 customers were without service Monday, down from a peak of 235,000. In Connecticut, where a handful of schools were closed, two major utility companies said more than 57,000 customers were still without power, down from a peak of about 80,000.

The storm, which carried wind gusts of up to 70 mph, came about two weeks after heavy snow and hurricane-force winds left more than 1 million customers in the Northeast in the dark…

Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in the northern New Jersey community of Bound Brook, where flooding is common…

In Manhattan, Broadway’s sidewalks and trash cans were littered with hundreds of shattered umbrellas…

We are only posting this in anticipation of the Labor Department’s announcement later this week, which will tell us how many more people would have been employed if it hadn’t been for the heavy rains.

After all, we all know companies that lay people off when it snows rains.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “Rain, Detours Hinder Commutes In NE!”

  1. proreason says:

    Not only that, it’s also harder to steal dead people’s dentures when it’s raining.

    AGW is treacherous indeed.

  2. GL0120 says:

    The flooding will be cited as another reason why we must have Obamacare.
    I’m sure that millions of people were prevented from getting to their doctor or going to a hospital because of the flooding; with Obamacare, that won’t be an issue since the health panels wouldn’t permit them to go anyhow.
    Another problem solved thanks to Our Dear Leader.

  3. U NO HOO says:

    “Flooding on Main Street in Bound Brook, N.J., Sunday, March 14, 2010. Several inches of rain has fallen in the area causing the Raritan River to overflow.”

    More like “Flooding on Main Street in Un-Bound Brook, N.J., Sunday, March 14, 2010. Several inches of rain has fallen in the area causing the Raritan River to overflow.”

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    Can we blame NJ on Bush? Just a thought?

  5. JohnMG says:

    …..”nearly half a million people were without electricity in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut at the peak of the storm…….”

    Wouldn’t be a problem if we had alternative energy sources such as solar……….What??!! You mean…….?

    Neeeeever mind.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      John, When I was a kid in CT, the power went out frequently. Something to do with inclement weather and trees and powerlines being in close proximity to one another. Sometimes the power would go out in the middle of a blizzard. Mom would then cook over the fire in the fireplace, we had candles and blankets and other warm clothing. And we’d sing Kumbaya and tell stories about how bad Vietnam was, and smoke dope and barter with our neighbors for hemp to make more blankets.

      But then, Bush had yet to become president some decades later thus preventing us from having the wherewithall to care for ourselves and think and destroy our sense of community. Lucky that back then, bad weather didn’t stop us from becoming more progressive. Otherwise I don’t know where I’d be today.

      I wish they’d leave poor Algore alone and let him fix the climate. Why are they stopping him? Those mean people…don’t they know that seals and alligators are our only ticket to the future? Stupid mean people.

      (The preceding is satire, well, sort of. Please don’t take it seriously…except the power outage part, which did occur and we were just fine)

    • JohnMG says:

      If Obama & Co. could harness the energy that’s being generated against his massive power grab, aka “health care reform”, we could end our dependence on foreign oil overnight.

      But instead, this little chocolate dweeb insists on playing with dynamite. A man is always most unpredictable and most dangerous when he has nothing to lose. That’s not speculation, that’s a fact. You can look it up!

    • proreason says:

      milquetoast chocolate

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      So .. the same blonde that told us that if you travel in space to the sun, you have to go at nite .. will tell us that solar won’t work in the rain.


    • jobeth says:


      Well, like…duhhhhhh!

      You can’t have solar power without the sun…and the sun doesn’t come out in the rain….

      Jeeesh….men don’t know anything!

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    So .. where the hell is FEMA???

    Where’s my cash card and trailer???

    Yee gawds .. it MUST be Bush’s fault!!!

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Ah Hah! NJ iIS Bush’s Fault!! MG J SAYS SO!

      BTW – guys. Solar, wind, soy, I don’t care what alternative energy doesn’t work! Oil & gas (spelled phonetically per GW) is & always will be the way to go.

      Why?! Because God made the stuff for us & instead of taking up all the land & real estate that the other ones do, HE PUT IT IN THE GROUND SO WE CAN WALK OVER IT!

      Per Rush – That’s why God put in places like Alaska & deserts in Texas & the middle east – so we can build places to live where it’s best for man to live….like NJ (just kidding).

      You just don’t waste perfectly good land (where you can grow good stuff like pototoes, Jersey tomatoes and/or corn – what’s with Jersey?! – maybe raise cattle) by carpeting it with solar panels, or stickin’ it full of wind turbines.

      It just makes good economic sense – feeds millions not counting drive ups & is the best stewardship of this God’s Green Earth. Let’s keep it that way!

      Drill Baby Drill!!!!

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    DingleBarry has ordered FEMA to rush 3 truck loads of tongue depressors and 2 trucks full of rectal thermometers to the devastated area.
    Can he lead or what?

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Four no, five Cuban doctors are standing by waiting for a ride to New Jersey from Havana.

  8. GetBackJack says:

    Anybody remember this?


    Berks man predicts 40-inch snowfall in early March

    My pal on Long Island said if it had been just a little colder, it’d been a 40″ snow.

  9. Mithrandir says:

    IT’S FLOODING! ! ! !

    Quick, get out your Global Warming templates and saturate the news outlets!

    1. Fake statistics? Check
    2. Fake bar graphs or pie graphs? Check
    3. Quotes from global warming ‘experts’ wearing lab coats? Check
    4. Quotes from ‘the common man’ who are liberal activists? Check
    5. Promises from some Congressman how he/she is going to fix all this? Check
    6. The ‘let me be clear’ and ‘make no mistake’ quote from Obama and how his future bill will fix this problem? Check Check!

    Don’t Waste This Crisis~ GO GO GO GO !

    • Astravogel says:

      The center of the country floods, is blown away, roasts, or freezes, and
      only Fox News notices, but let one little ‘ol powerline fall down on a street
      sign in the East, and STOP THE PRESSES!!!

      I still laugh at Shep during Katrina when he asked the fellow in the bar
      on Bourbon Street if he was concerned, and the guy replied, “Piss off.”
      he he he he

    • jobeth says:


      You missed the new favorite…”the reality is…” ARRRRGGGG!

      I have always loved the Capt. Obvious questions news media asks in times of crisis. I especially love it when some dufus asks a grieving relative after their losing a family member “How do you feel….?”

      The answer should be “Piss off” or “Oh, just great! I am in line for a huge insurance check!”

      I like the first best…but every time I hear these dumb questions I answer for them with the latter.

      I talk to the TV all the time now…I know, it really IS getting to me.

      And during the recent snow storms even Baltimore, who got the most snow fall got only quick mentions, while once NYC got a few snow flakes…BIG news.

      Everything is judged by the coasts. I wouldn’t live in the NE or the left coast on a bet. Give me ‘real’ people with real lives any day over those pompous fools who look down their noses at the rest of us. Of course, I’m from the south so I’m used to it. lol

      Southerners can only be stupid or crooked and you can tell by the accent. Especially those immensely ‘intellectual’ soap operas. That is if they still are on TV. Haven’t seen one in years.

  10. Liberals Demise says:

    jobeth………..yer a hoot!!

    • jobeth says:

      I do my best….lol

      I’m in a strange sort of mood lately. I, on one hand want to “go postal” and shake the feathers out of our so called reps in DC and on the other hand want to find a dark corner…(or some ‘holler’ for Petronious) and just pull the covers over my head.

      It doesn’t help much either that I have company this week…so I’m trying to ((((((((smile)))))))) a lot.

      Can someone help me? (just kidding folks….lol,,,”the reality is”…I’m beyond all help)

  11. Reality Bytes says:

    Just released: NJ’s Homeland Security Threat Level Code System

    1. How U Doin’?

    2. How U Doin’?

    3. Yo!


    And the highest threat level in the NJ Homeland Security Code System?


  12. Reality Bytes says:

    Speaking of NJ. The Official RB Theme Song –


    It brings a tear. No, actually I think it’s coming from Newark instead.

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