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When Matthew Was a Category 5 Hurricane Compared to #SuperStorm Sandy #HurricaneMatthew

Who would do this you tube when Mathew was a Cat 5 on September, 30, 2016?

This blogger wants to know if will to follow the path of Hurricane Sandy? It went over the same Mountains of Cuba and destroyed Haiti! First it impacts the direction of the cruise ships.  I worked on Cruise Ships down the Caribbean ported at Labadee, Haiti,  RCCL private beach.  It is very unfortunate for people to have spent thousand of dollars and they keep you at sea not ports.  They Cruise Line make more money when you are at sea.  Really your stuck usually sick as heck.  I was an entertainer.  I developed my Sea Legs after a couple of months.  But I believe this one is going to leave lots of deviation. The storm surge or the sea swells are an indicator.  I live in South Jersey. Hurricane Sandy’s eye came over me.  It did not go further North, the eye.  That is why it surprised North Jersey and New York.  People should start preparing now.  Everyone on the East coast of United States start your preparation for a hurricane.  We had an extremely hot summer, 2016 and the water off the coast on the Atlantic are warm.  All that warm weather feeds into making it a SuperStorm.

Insurance companies profit from hurricanes.

Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

Itinerary Updates Hurricane Matthew Weather Update Royal Caribbean International

 

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New Jersey: Stronger than the Storm? We shall see, it is still up for debate, Christie.  Not all of the shore’s coast line has been replenished from Super Storm Sandy.

My personal photos of my last trip to the shore, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  Labor Day weekend 2012. That is what we call it here the shore not the beach. It has been my childhood’s destination for the past 5 decades.  Yes, do the Math.

I always go to shore in the PM so I do not have to pay to get on the beach. But,  LBI is laid back. No buses over the causeway bridge. It is like you have a private beach.  Hey, Christie, can you ask your friend Obama if he can cut another check for a free shore passes this year for all the Jersey shore visitors for 2013? Since you gave Obama that photo-op after Super Storm Sandy right before the Presidential election 2012.  We New Jersey residents will never forget.

Jersey Shore Wiki link Click Here

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SNL’s, Saturday Night Live opening tribute to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was Live from New York its Saturday Night from the New York City Children’s Choir singing “Silent Night.”

To view the opening, click this Link.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Wikipedia page

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The 121212 Concert for Sandy victims, Robin Hood relief effort, Madison Square Garden in New York City was awesome.  Viewed it on Bloomberg HD Channel. It was brilliant. Ticket prices range from $150 to $25,000; the top end sold out immediately. But I went to sleep late since the concert ran over 1am east coast time. McCartney closed it down. But first review I read this AM is that it was Racist. WHAT?  GMAB.

It did not reflect the diversity of New York City and of the people affected by the storm. Really? There is a whole lotta white people on Staten Island still without power. This Hurricane was not racist.  The concert had breaks of video and showed the pubic housing affected, fly overs of the entire Jersey coast line while it gave time for the musicians to set up their instruments. Do you think they played each others band pieces? How the stage people  prepared before every band was brilliant.  McCartney had a new set of strings/guitar every song. Then he went to keyboards. Back down to stage level. Wow.  Endless energy was present from all who participated. The finale had the first responders all up on stage also. Excellent.  They will be the people who will aid the in rebuilding in the years to come.

Getting back to the racist issue.  Why because there was a group of white men?  But  Ms. Keys did perform.  I know she sung that New York song, they debut it during the Empire State Building light show, LED effects.  Did not see the K. West fiasco either. It was a rock concert. London was invited. Not R&B,  pop or rap. I missed the middle of the concert. Will view it at a later date, the file is 8 GB, downloading it as I type. But, there is racism in a benefit concert?

I attended Live Aid in Philly at the demolished JFK, that held over a 100,000 outdoors. Amnesty International. But this was special.  This hit home.  It was at the Garden. I never was at the Garden.  I lived at the Spectrum from 1972 forward.

Bruce and Jon are Jersey boys.  I worked from Keyport down to Atlantic City. Vacationed in Long Beach Island, Beach Haven Crest to Ocean City. It is in ruins.

I saw Bruce singing with Bon Jovi.  Jon was holding himself back at times during Born to Run.  Then Bruce interjected the lyrics of into Jon’s tune. Priceless moments. Nirvana playing instrumentals with McCartney.. My son corrected me, the musicians from The Foo Fighters. Kurt Cobane has passed. Can’t wait to view  Roger Waters with Eddie Vedder. Eddie Vedder does that cover Comfortably Numb. He got a chance to perform it with its originator. That is what made the night so special.

Bruce played at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Yeap, right on the boardwalk. I worked on that boardwalk in the winter of 94′. It is a Jersey thing. It is in ruins totally destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Rock is so Alive.  Rock isn’t racist either.

PS. I wonder how the dressing rooms were prepared, what rocker was next to whom? These men have 5 decades of Star Power. Maybe they will do a video of the interactions behind stage.

It was viewed in approximately 22 countries.  Broadcast to nearly 2 billion people around the world.  It was awesome. Lighting, set design. So totally awesome.

This concert will never happen again. It will take many years to rebuild the Jersey Shore and New York’s coast to the Atlantic Ocean.

Donate to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Click Here for International Donations.

Great Video Below Minus Hussein in the photo-op right before his reelection.  He did not allocate extra money to New Jersey relief. Christie was  foolish in thinking other wise. Hussein just used him.

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In New Jersey, temporary housing in the form of mobile homes ready for families Sandy victims. A parking lot at Six Flags in Jackson is serving as a staging area for mobile homes  Currently, the 40 units are composed of one and two-bedroom homes, with 10 additional, three-bedroom units being delivered shortly. They would be available up to 18 months to commercial parks with vacant pads, it is being reported.

FEMA Housing Supervisor Donna Weise said,

Most the houses here are for home owners who are currently rebuilding their primary residences.  The homes will be deployed depending on where the need is, and right now the greatest need is in Monmouth and Ocean. (counties). Most of the people who will be identified for these will be homeowners that are rebuilding their damaged dwelling.”

Steve Minnick, FEMA’s federal staging unit lead, said,

What these offer are basic needs. It’s everything you need to get going after a disaster.”

Feds may put up FEMA trailers in New York for Sandy victims.

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