[Where’s 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

Report :

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.

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↓ This made me go to a night patrol for Greenpoint.

“”Dude in snorkeling mask trying to rescue his friend in Greenpoint”(Gary He)” [Link]

[Where's the flood?] Live update from Brooklyn NY under the "superstorm" Sandy


Français :

[Où est l’inondation ?] En direct de Brooklyn, à New-York, sous la “super-dépression” Sandy

Le Fukushima Diary est sorti en patrouille nocturne à Brooklyn, dans New-York.

Le 29 octobre 2012, de 23:00 à 24:00, de Bedford Avenue à Greenpoint.

Rapport :

Il n’y avait pas d’inondation dans cette zone en dehors de East river de ce qu’en ont dit des officiers de police.
En outre, les cartons laissés dans la rue montrent qu’eux au moins n’ont pas été inondés. Les feuilles mortes s’étaient accumulées dans la rue, ce qui prouve aussi qu’il n’y a pas eu d’inondation à cet endroit.
Il n’y avait pas de black-out électrique le long des avenues de Bedford et de Manhattan.
Une mare seulement en bas de la rue. Quelques bars et magasins de proximité étaient ouverts et avec des clients.
J’ai compté de 5 à 10 personnes marchant dans la rue toutes les 30 secondes.
J’avais plus peur de la police.
Le vent était fort par moments. J’ai eu droit à des averses passagères aussi . La pluie n’était pas salée comme dans les cyclones au Japon.
Le métro était fermé mais les quais n’étaient pas noyés, ce qu’on peut constater à la vue des papiers secs abandonnés au sol.
Le trottoir sous les arcades était déjà sec.

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↓ C’est ceci qui m’avait fait sortir en patrouille de nuit vers Greenpoint.

“”Un mec en masque de plongée est en train d’essayer de sauver son ami à Greenpoint” (Gary He)” [Lien]

[Où est l'inondation ?] En direct de Brooklyn, à New-York, sous la "super-dépression" Sandy

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


October 2012