Every store is still close and no public transportation so far in NYC, but i'm okay here. Irene got downgraded to category 1 and tropical storm. My friend in Westchester, NY got a flood in her area though thanks for your concern Oivind.
You guys in NYC dodged a bullet. If that storm had been pushing a big enough surge to flood any of the subway tunnels in lower Manhattan, it could have been bad for many weeks or months trying to sort through all of that old wiring and such.
Hell..some of those subway lines flood if a big dog pisses down a ventilation grate. I recall the #7 being paritcularly tempermental.
From the reports I got, it wasn't so bad. I got a couple of puddles in the basement.
LMAO. I'm not sure what is funnier, the idiots running around the streets or the weatherman trying to feign indignation instead of cracking up while trying not to get blown over. Note that there is not a single hair out of place even though the wind is blowing at 30-40 knots.:biggrin:
The commentary is just so stupid. People die every day from cancer and heart attacks too; I'm sure not one of them pre-planned it. Yeah, people are driving around. Maybe they HAVE to. Goofy kids are having fun. Bring in a UN peacekeeping force. A farmer was killed feeding his animals. Guess what...that's how the poor bastard survives. It's not like he's not going to the office today because he doesn't want to get his Benz soiled. It would be so much better if weather reporting was done by robots & actually focused on the weather.
I would have enjoyed watching that guy get his head sliced off by a flying stop sign. :rofl2: