As efforts continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy throughout New York and New Jersey, we stumbled on this surprising 2011 talk from TEDxBermuda: “The 9 biggest weather disasters of the next 30 years.”

In the talk, given in October of last year, hurricane hunter and meteorologist Jeff Masters — who writes a blog for Weather Underground — predicts nine unthinkable weather disasters that could hit the United States over the next 30 years. We’re talking about storms that are dangerous to society, events that could cause $100 billion in damages and knock major cities and industries offline …

And number six just happened.

New York authorities fear that Sandy has driven city’s the “dominant” rats out from their secret underground lairs and into the streets of New York:

Do we have any Disinfonauts on the scene in NYC? Have you seen any ROUS?*

*Rodents of Unusual Size, naturally.