October 31st, 2012
12:47 AM ET

Sandy derails New Jersey Transit's Rail Operations Center

Hurricane Sandy knocks the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations Center seriously off track.  The storm put the center at The Meadowlands - across from New York City - under 8 feet of water, shorting out the back-up power system and emergency generator.

Officials at the commuter railroad say it will be weeks before service resumes on the New Jersey Coast Line because of damage caused by the storm.  Downed trees cover the tracks in many areas, ripping down power lines with them, while other sections of track are washed out.

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  1. RaDaR Bluetooth Detector

    terrible destruction, praying everyone continues to make it through the after effects of the storm. American Ingenuity will overcome the flooding of the tunnels. The storm reminds us how lucky we are for the progress of technology over the years to shield us from everyday elements, this storm was a once in a lifetime or longer event nothing anything could have been done.

    October 31, 2012 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Yosemite Sam

      Actually, NOAA did a fabulous job in tracking and forecasting this storm. Without their advanced and accurate alert, this storm would have claimed far more lives.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
    • retphxfire

      Yosemite: I think you need to read the comment, again. It in no way criticizes the NOAA or any other agency.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      Yeah , N Y and N J suffered the worst, on my way to my bros home to help cut up several trees felled by Sandy on his property. Sam ill beep my horn at the new NOAA headquaeters in College Park Maryland, beautiful place in a park setting.

      October 31, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kharma

    Some say that Kharma operates on even national levels whereby if a nation of peoples pollute the world, waste 40% of their foood while maintaining a nationwide obesity epidemic, and have pawned their oewn public debt off on their own children and their own children's children, that nation of peoples will pay.
    Others simply say 'Live by the pollution, die by the pollution' when they see polluted waters raining down vengeance upon the polluters of said waters and down upon their children.

    October 31, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nobody has said Karma operates on a national level except the author of this post; nobody has ever said 'live by pollution, die by pollution' except the author of this post.
      Understanding the basic concept is Karma is tantamount here; Karma isn't visited on a nation, but on an individual.
      There is not a person alive who isn't guilty of some type of pollution; if one drives, they are guilty of pollution; and the majority of Americans drive.
      So they should die in a natural disaster, is that it?
      A hurricane isn't caused by pollution, although it may exaberate the problem; hurricanes have been occurring since time immortal, and Karma has *nothing* to do with it, nor is it some sort of vengeance by God, although some use this as a handy excuse to start the "end of times" hysteria.

      October 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kharma

    ...oopsy...pollution, obesity, debt, and spending more on drugs than on national defense.
    Some say these are things Kharma will deal with while others say God is in charge of Justice. What say you? Obama and Romney say God.

    October 31, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
    • reason

      Thank you for sharing your opinion. I should have known that an article like this would be a magnet for the crazies.

      October 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It helps if one knows what the meaning of Karma *is*.

      The total effect of a PERSON'S actions and conduct during the successive phases of the PERSON'S existence, regarded as determining the PERSON'S destiny.

      In other words, *your* bad actions do not affect *my* Karma; but it sure as heck affects *yours*.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rias Pengantin Wonosobo

    posting yang bagus..menarik.

    January 26, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |