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In New York, awaiting Irene

Posted by dobie on August 27, 2011, 1:33 pm, in reply to "Re: Irene-huge!!"

I'm in Nyack, NY right now, about an hour from the city, where the subways and buses have been shut down and soon they're going to close all bridges. Just a little wind and rain so far, but they say it's going to hit this evening. Lower Manhattan has been evacuated. There are 7.5 million people in Long Island - if it were a state, it would be the 13th largest in the US.

I'm on the first floor of an apartment building right on the Hudson River, next to a yacht club. Lots of boats have been pulled out, but there are still quite a few anchored. The parking lot has emptied out - we parked up a nearby hill. It's pretty crazy.

AS long as we have power (internet) I'll keep you posted.


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