I was wondering where everyone was. It just started here. Wind and buckets of rain.
I can't complain, I didn't have to evacuate and bought everything I thought I'd need. I cooked two meals, watching old movies, catching up on soaps and watching Lynnie flirt with Alec Baldwin on twitter.
And how high up are you? The mayor was saying some buildings would not be able to get water above the first few floors. Run some in your bathtub for flushing toilets in case.
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Still heavy rain, some wind, not much of anything else. I'm hoping it won't be too bad here. Our apartment has 12 windows that are 3 feet wide by 7 or 8 feet tall (We have 11 ft ceilings). It's an old, super sturdy building though...and we're on the 4th floor (out of 6). It is times like this when I'm glad I'm doing the whole "mid-twenties artist/freelancer living in Manhattan so I'll split a place with roommates" thing. It's not scary out yet, but from what I'm seeing from people who are experiencing it before it gets here...glad I'm not home alone.
COuldn't figure out how to just post the picture, but this is hysterical (and so true)! The difference between hurricane prep in NYC and...well, anywhere else:
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The 10 best videos of reporters being blown away by hurricanes. The first one is awesome just because Geraldo Rivera slips and falls. What a jackass.
The 10 Best Videos of Reporters Being Blown Away by Hurricanes
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I'm enjoying these Angelais. Oh Geraldo. I remember when he made the switch. Dr. Drew, the new Geraldo Rivera. Never thought it would happen.
I'm in Boston. It's raining but not heavily and no wind. I have an 18 mile run tomorrow, I can't miss it!
MYFOXNY.COM - A local news reporter from Washington, D.C. ended up getting covered in what is probably the remnants of raw sewage as he delivered live hurricane reports from Ocean City, Md.
WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes was providing live updates for stations around the country as a wall of what he described as sea foam poured over him.
Barnes was on the boardwalk as Hurricane Irene hit the coast of Maryland
He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That "organic material" was most likely the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm.
"It doesn't taste great," he said.
He said it had a sandy consistency and added, "I can tell you first-hand, it doesn't smell great."
The foam is often a toxic mix of pollution and cyanobacteria.
60 mph wind gust sprayed the toxic mix across the reporter and the boardwalk and coated buildings.
Bubbles and foam in the ocean can be caused by several other things, including oils from decomposing animals.
Read more: Reporter Gives Update Covered In Sea Foam
this was absolutely disgusting!! and he's just standing there in it..
Poor Tucker, I'll wager he was enthusiastic to get out there as soon as he saw the foam. "This will make my live report rock! I'll just go get my rain coat and let's make journalistic history!"
He thought it was plankton; do you suppose they've told him it was microbes and (hopefully treated) sewerage? Thanks for the story, Aquarius
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EVIDENCE BASED SCIENCE
When do we want it?
AFTER PEER REVIEW
All is well here outside of Philly. I lost power twice but never for more than 15 minutes. The winds were high and there are lots of trees down. My yard is flooded but my basement is dry because the sump pump worked all night. We are begining to see breaks of sun and they showed a rainbow on the news. There are a few areas that are badly flooded but they are the area that always flood. They are still in for more trouble because the rivers and creeks are still rising. A friends who works with Cape May police called to say my house down there is fine too. Water is in the front yard but not a drop entered the house. Overall - all blessed night for me.
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