Tag Archives: weather

Cue Lena Horne

Or Billie Holiday. Or Viola Wills. (Source)

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Heat Season Approaches

Even though temperatures plunged into the 40s last night, NYC’s landlords aren’t required to put the heat on until October 1st. In the meantime, it’s fleece jammies, space heaters, and kitty-cuddling.

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New Jersey Faces Irene Aftermath

Flood damage estimates in New Jersey are running in the billions. Meanwhile the GOP is placing self-serving political roadblocks in front of federal relief.

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Southern Decadence

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IRENE: A Top Ten Worst Storm

Analysts say Hurricane Irene will enter the books as one of the ten most costly storms to ever strike the United States. Dozens of people have died and flood waters continue to rise in some portions of New England. Repairs to damaged roads, bridges, and train tracks will likely take many months to complete and the governors of New York, …

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Multiple Washovers On Fire Island

Several communities on Fire Island experienced washovers during Hurricane Irene. Generally considered one of the worst case scenarios for any barrier island, a “washover” is when ocean waves overcome the dunes and mix with bay water on the mainland side. Ian Levine of the Ocean Beach Fire Department told The News that the water went from the ocean to the …

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Gojira!

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Shirtless Hurricane Hockey

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Rivers Breach Manhattan Seawall

The Hudson and East rivers have breached the seawalls in lower Manhattan, stalling cars and flooding buildings. The tide has begun going out and this relatively light damage may be the worst of Irene for New York City. About 100,000 outer borough residents have lost power due to high winds. Con Ed officials are considering a “preemptive” power cut to …

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NYC’s Sunday Tabloids

It appears that the photographer sold both papers the same image.

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Glenn Beck On Irene

“This hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you, as was the earthquake last week, it’s God reminding you you’re not in control.” – Glenn Beck, saying that Hurricane Irene is a warning that Americans should be following his advice to start hoarding food in advance of the coming global economic collapse.

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Streaker Flashes Live Weather Report

I only use the word “streaker” because that’s what the media is calling this. But as anyone around during the 70’s knows, streaking actually means leaving 100% of your clothes behind.

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Bloomberg Updates Irene Plan

Just in case something terrible does happen, I’m trying not to be a douche about how overhyped this all this drama feels. We’ll all know very soon.

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Photo Of The Day

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NYC To Begin Zone Rates For Taxis

With all of mass transit out of service, today New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission ordered livery cabs and taxis to switch to a zoned fare system. Zoned fares begin tomorrow morning and metered rides will continue until then. Twitter users have already begun reporting major cab fare ripoffs since the subways closed down at noon. As in “$50 …

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Come On, Irene

Listen if you dare, but remember that if the power goes out you’ll be stuck with an earworm and nothing to drive it out.

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And The Altar Boys Sighed In Relief

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has granted the city’s Catholics permission to miss Mass tomorrow. “With all of our friends and neighbors here in the community we love, we in the Catholic family are united in prayer for protection from the impending storm, and eager to offer refuge and help to those who may be endangered or harmed. Catholics take …

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Hurricane Irene Bingo

(Via – Gothamist)

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Orders Complete MTA Shutdown At Noon Tomorrow, Bloomberg Calls For Mandatory Zone A Evacuation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered the complete shutdown of mass transit beginning at noon tomorrow. He also activated the state National Guard. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which provides transit services to New York City and its suburbs, will institute a system-wide shutdown starting after the final runs around noon on Saturday. The shutdown includes subways, buses, Long Island …

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Irene From The Int’l Space Station

Just in from the ISS: From 230 miles above the Earth, cameras on the International Space Station captured new views of powerful Hurricane Irene as it churned over the Bahamas on August 26, 2011. Irene is moving to the northwest as a Category 3 hurricane, packing winds of 120 miles an hour. Irene is expected to strengthen to a Category …

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