Monday, August 29, 2011

HURRICANE DOWNGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM IRENE (IMAGES)



Flooding is widespread along Long Island.  Credits: Stephen Barcelo for News
Flooding is widespread along Long Island. Credits: Stephen Barcelo for NYDN.

A wave crashes against a home on the Great South Bay, Long Island, NY.  Credits: Christie Farriella for NYDN
A wave crashes against a home on the Great South Bay, Long Island, NY. Credits: Christie Farriella for NYDN

Storm waves pound Brooklyn ...  Credits: Danny Iudici for NYDN
Storm waves pound Brooklyn ... Credits: Danny Iudici for NYDN

A shorefront park in Great South Bay in Patchogue Village gets completely engulfed with waves.  Credits: Christie Farriella for NYDN
A shorefront park in Great South Bay in Patchogue Village gets completely engulfed with waves. Credits: Christie Farriella for NYDN

Tourists walk through Times Square as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York. Photo: Reuters
Tourists walk through Times Square as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York. Photo: Reuters

Waves crash over the shore during high tide during a storm surge from Hurricane Irene in Bayshore, N.Y., on Long Island By Charles Krupa, AP
Waves crash over the shore during high tide during a storm surge from Hurricane Irene in Bayshore, N.Y., on Long Island By Charles Krupa, AP

Two Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority trains sit in water on flooded tracks at Trenton train station in Trenton, N.J.  AP
Two Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority trains sit in water on flooded tracks at Trenton train station in Trenton, N.J. AP

People walk along a beach strewn with debris after Hurricane Irene swept the area in Atlantic City, N.J.  By Alex Brandon, AP
People walk along a beach strewn with debris after Hurricane Irene swept the area in Atlantic City, N.J. By Alex Brandon, AP

Water rises, and overtakes, Battery Park.   Credits: Marc A. Hermann for NYDN
Water rises, and overtakes, Battery Park. Credits: Marc A. Hermann for NYDN

On a personal note:  This past Friday evening, I asked my son to reinforce the window air-conditioner in my bedroom.  It was just barely hanging in there after the shaking it took during last week's earthquake.  
Tropical Storm Irene gave this air-conditioner one heck of a wallop and crashing and loud bangs going on outside my window, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would be purchasing a new air-conditioner this week.
Tropical Storm Irene has moved on and by the grace of God, my air-conditioner is still in the window and functioning.  The next time around, I will opt to remove the air-conditioner from the window.  It is less stressful.


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