Hurricane Irene

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Well, I'm glad to say that I survived Hurricane Irene. It seemed as though it didn't hit a few places as bad as they predicted - although other places were hit pretty harsh. The most damage I encountered was just some flooding in my basement, but no power outages or any damage caused by trees or debris. I do know a few people who have lost their power though, some in nearby neighborhoods.

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It was the first time New York City shut down for a storm; public transportation stopped running at a certain time, some streets were closed, and I believe a few bridges were also closed after a certain point.
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Luckily a lot of us prepared ahead of time. Essentials like flashlights, batteries, food, munchies, water, gas etc. were bought. Some boarded or taped windows.

So, how did everyone do during Hurricane Irene?
I hope you all are safe & sound!

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20 comments :

Nina said...

Im glad to hear you are safe!

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Glad it wasn't as bad as predicted. I feel bad that you have flooding. Even though it's minor I know how horrible that can be.

Everything's fine here. I'm just hoping my beach house is ok but I'm not very hopeful it is. Going to try to venture out there tomorrow for my summer vacay. We'll see how it goes :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'm glad you made it out just fine. it's so weird to think that nyc actually closed down. but i heard that manhattan is deeper into the ocean than south florida, which is crazy.

going to visit florida and new york this week and next so i hope everything is back to normal soon!

tywo said...

I'm glad you are okay. I hope everyone else recovers soon.
Good luck with your last year in college, dear. I'm sure, we'll be fine! :)


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Kirstin Marie said...

I'm glad you are alright!! I saw some photos from NYC and it was so eerie to see the streets so empty.

Antonia said...

That's terrible!!
Thanks God you are okay!



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Josie said...

I'm stuck midland, so I never have to worry about hurricanes -- I'm glad you're okay, doll!
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dimi said...

I'm glad you're ok! That sounded scary!

the nyanzi report said...

good to know that you guys are okay.

MosaMuse said...

a whole lot of news drama for some rain. but im glad we're safe
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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

I'm so glad you're safe !! :) x

Kristin said...

Thank goodness you're ok!!

Krystal said...

SO glad you are ok!!! I was watching the news over here :)

Phuong said...

i'm glad to hear you are ok!!

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Bonnie said...

I am so glad that you survived!! I have been keeping tabs on her from the Midwest. At least she wasn't as bad as predicted. That's good! :)

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Maddy said...

We were lucky that our power didn't go out. But I think I must gained 10bs stress eating as I was watching the coverage on TV :)

Gracey said...

It was supposed to hit us but it barely did anything. Just a lot of wind. and no school :)

Grace said...

Glad to hear you're okay! So crazy about them shutting down NYC's public transportation.

Oh my Dior! said...

is good to know you are ok!

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Slamdunk said...

Glad to hear that Audrey.

The Mrs.' grandfather is in Long Island and said he was doing fine and was happy that he was one of the few who had power on his block.

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