Re: In New York, awaiting Irene
Posted by dobie on August 27, 2011, 5:50 pm, in reply to "Re: In New York, awaiting Irene"
It's a little different here than in La Manz - major population density, lots of tall buildings (luckily not right where I am) with lots of glass, water all around (ocean, rivers, bays), and an underground transportation system that will probably be flooded.... |
350,000 people have been evacuated from lower Manhattan. Imagine 40+ story buildings with 25 apartments on each floor, with no power, which means no water in some cases. And definitely no outhouses! Or the power goes out and you happen to be in the elevator and you're stuck there for 10 hours. No fun.
The mayor and governor have done a really good job of preparing for the worst. If it doesn't happen - great, but I think they've learned a lot from Katrina and are doing their best to protect lives.
NY hasn't had a major hurricane in a very long time, so people don't know what to expect. Hopefully they're making it sound worse than it will be, but watching some of the real time news coverage with reporters standing in hip-high water definitely makes it more real.
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