28 Aug '11, 8am

In the Cross-Hairs of the Storm

In the Cross-Hairs of the Storm

Reflection of streetlight from wet sidewalk in the rain The city that never sleeps, the big apple, has been shut down. 370,000 people have been evacuated from coastal areas, buses and subways have come to a halt. Two low-lying airports will be closed. All because of Irene. Some are suggesting that the plans are “overkill” or that the Mayor is over-compensating for a winter storm that received less than optimal attention. Time will tell. What the storm lacks in punch it seems to make up in size. How much damage the storm will do depends as much upon the underlying condition of the city as the wind, rain, or our public and private preparations. Lots of attention is focused on what is happening now. But I am starting off this hurricane coverage of photos and descriptions with a walk about an outlying neighborhood to look at the underlying conditions Irene will find. If you li...

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