An anonymous commenter sent me a link to the live cam at Times Square: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=tsrobo3
I have been checking it since 6am est (sleep is my nemesis) and while it's obviously damp, a few puddles here and there, there is no water running in the streets, no flooding. The flags are not ripping in the wind, people are now walking around, calmly sauntering along- not struggling in the wind, no one's coat is flapping, no one's hat is blowing off, and it's obviously not raining at the moment.
Then there is the live feed of the storm watch on The Weather Network. I've attempted to embed the feed here, if it doesn't work here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMU2qwCVag&feature=g-all-f
They are showing constant clips of raging snow storms, house fires, ambulances with sirens blaring, trees down, water flooding down streets.... with a litany of reporters talking about giant waves washing ashore, and how bad it all was. Reporting electrical outages in NY. Various mayors and government officials asking for a declaration of "disaster".
This adventurous person went for a wander around Brooklyn last night around 11pm: http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/10/wheres-the-flood-live-update-from-brooklyn-ny-under-the-superstorm-sandy/
Fukushima Diary went for a night patrol of Brooklyn NY.
Bedford Ave ~ Greenpoint
23:00 ~ 24:00 10/29/2012
There was no flood in this area except for east river from the interview with police officers.
Also, cardboards left on the street showed at least they were not flooded. Dead leaves were accumulated on the street, which also shows there was no flood in the area.
There was no black out along Bedford Ave and Manhattan Ave.
Only just one pole was found down on the street. Some bars and convenient stores were open with customers.
I saw 5~10 people walking on the street every 30 seconds.
I was more scared of police.
The wind was strong sometimes, I had spotty rain too. The rain was not salty like typhoon in Japan.
Subways were closed but the platform was not flooded, which you can see from the multiple dry paper trashes on the floor.
Pavement under the arcades were already drought.
I'm listening to the live feed of The Weather Network while writing this and a reporter just said that they turned off the power in Manhattan on purpose.
So here is what I'm asking: Where are you and what are you seeing and hearing? I will open the comments so that they post automatically without moderation.... don't get cocky trolls!- I will delete any comments that have no purpose and are deliberately derogative or demeaning.
Let's create a feed of comments keeping everyone informed as to what's going on in YOUR area.