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Old 08-28-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! When will this super hurricane stop????
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: South Bronx
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New Jersey got the worst of this tropical storm, in NYC Queens has gotten the worst of all the boroughs, but nothing like was predicted, I bet the sun is out by 11 AM, goodnight Irene....
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Manhattan....Hudson and East have overflowed banks sending water into Battery Park, West Village and into meat-packing district/cnn.com



s right now.Highest official wind gusts so far in NYC have been 56 mph.The morning high tide is co inciding with the eye passage but there has been no flooding in lower Manhattan at all.[/quote]
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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So far, Irene has not been very impressive. The news media is overreacting, just like with the earthquake.
Tell that to the people who are getting flooded now :-(
Just because you aren't noticing much, doesn't mean that other people aren't.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Supposedly, the strongest winds are located east of the hurricane. So since NYC lies right on it/more to the west, we are just getting the rain. It is raining here and there is an occasional strong gust but it's not as bad.

Update: Now a tropical storm.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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As a born and bred NYer, now living out of state I am watching tv coverage of Irene. I've been in tropical storms and hurricanes both state-side and in the Caribbean as a child and adult. I respect the power of either a tropical storm or a hurricane. I applaud the officials for taking the precautions they've taken. At the time of this post around 9 am I am seeing the video out of NY showing the water rising on Long Beach Howard Beach, the Hudson is overflowing etc.

Has the media hyped it... maybe a little, but the population density of NYC, the amount of glass in NYC, an underground electrified mass transit... I don't believe official over reacted at all. As far as some people over reacting, that is probably their reaction to any mis-hap in their lives but I am still applaud those that took the precaution and took the warnings seriously.

When it comes to mother nature vs. man...she is unpredictable and usually she will win if mankind guesses wrong, don't heed the warning or is cocky....Irene entered NYC as a hurricane, maybe barely based on wind speed, but the damage is happening.

My family in NYC is okay hunkered down and I pray they stay that way , but the worst is still yet to come, be safe my fellow NYers and heed the warnings hurricanes or high wind TS are dangerous tornadoes are also possible....

Be smart, not cocky, be prepared mother nature rules this ....

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Old 08-28-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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My family in NYC is okay hunkered down and I pray they stay that way , but the worst is still yet to come, be safe my fellow NYers and heed the warnings hurricanes or high wind TS are dangerous tornadoes are also possible........
The worst is yet to come ?
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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Default i just saw

on my local channel 12 website that the worst has yet to come for The bronx

so far i don't see it worsening
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The worst is yet to come ?
I guess you are being sarcastic... well if so, then har-dee har har...

If you are being serious well, tornadoes are a possibility with hurricanes/ts..

Maybe where you live in NYC you only have a little rain and a little wind...so I am very happy for you that this is just hype for you, but for people in Long Beach and in Howard Beach their streets are indeed very flooded.

Again, those that prepared good for them, and for those that are not impressed, think this is hype, their neighborhood is okay good for them as well

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Old 08-28-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: South Bronx
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on my local channel 12 website that the worst has yet to come for The bronx

so far i don't see it worsening
The news channels are competing for ratings, they have to say whatever they can to keep you tuned in..
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