Monday, October 29, 2012

Con Edison Trucks Float Away On Ave. C In New York As Hurricane Sandy Hits

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Lower photos by George Gonis

New York residents report flooded streets take toll on vehicles and trucks. Local vehicles were just floating away.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 29, 2012

New York - Hurricane Sandy creates major flooding in New York City and most of Manhattan was under water. Flood waters at the Ave. C, where upscale apartments are located has flooded vehicles parked on the street and the high rising water has taken away some vehicles, including several Con Edison trucks. The trucks were seen floating down the Ave., according to residents that remained in their condos as Sandy goes through the area causing considerable damage and havoc.
The subway system in New York City is also expected to flood as well. Power outages have been reported throughout the city and people are using Wi-Fi to keep in contact with family and friends.
Earlier in day in Manhattan, police and fire emergency crews were called to the Manhattan One57 luxury apartments after a crane on the side of the skyscraper partially collapsed. Part of the crane remained dangle facing 57 Street. Authorities did not say, how much damage was caused or if anyone was injured after parts of the crane fell into the street below.
Police blocked the area and blocked off traffic as Hurricane Sandy continues to blast winds up to 90 miles an hour. Tenants from the building and adjacent buildings were told by the New York Office of Emergency Management to move to the lower floors as emergency crews will try to secure or remove the damaged parts of the crane once the winds die down. 
Hurricane Sandy began to hit New York with high wind gusts and rain earlier than expected, according to authorities.
The aftermath of Cyclone Sandy preliminary damage in the East Coast of the U.S. was estimated at $20B in property and $13B in business, also 18K flights canceled, 8.2M people without power and 48 reported deaths.

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