Hurricane Irene - August 2011

People from the U.S. Gulf Coast, from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, have seen a lot of hurricane damage but not the folks New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut.  Keep in mind that according to the 2010 census, there were less than 5 million people in the entire state of Alabama.  New York has half that many people in Brooklyn alone where the hurricane made it's 3rd U.S. landfall.  That was on Coney Island near Brooklyn at 9:00 AM, Aug. 28th.

A friend in Australia sent this email (below).  It came from a friend of his in the U.S.  Remember that New Zealand and Australia were hit by both earthquakes and flooding storm damage within the past year.  So they know what we're going through.  


Sent: Saturday, 10 September 2011 10:18 AM
Subject: Fwd: Hurricane IRENE Photos


Subject: Fwd: Hurricane IRENE Photos

 A lot of devastation in a lot of states.
 25 photos of IRENE


Main St. in


Main St. In Margaretville, NY.





Greenwich, Connecticut.




East Lake Road in


East Lake Road in Woodstown, New Jersey. .




Princeton, New


Princeton, New Jersey PATH train station stop. .






Governor Cuomo's car in Margaretville, NY. .




Route 12 is


Route 12 is broken in 5 places on Hatteras Island, N.C. About 2,500 people are stuck on Hatteras Island because of this.




One of the few


One of the few American elms remaining in New York City was downed in Brooklyn.




Virginia Dept. of


Virginia Dept. Of Transportation workers place hose to pump out floodwater at the entrance of Midtown Tunnel prior to its scheduled opening in Norfolk, Va. Yes, cars are supposed to go through this.




Bob Bianchini an


Bob Bianchini an engineer from the public works department, out for a safety inspection, is slammed by waves and storm surge pounding the boardwalk and the beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey.




Asbury Park, New


Asbury Park, New Jersey.




Fleischmanns, NY.


Fleischmanns, NY.




Ocean City,


Ocean City, Maryland.




Route 100 in


Route 100 in Vermont.






Margaretville, NY.




Billy Stinson


Billy Stinson comforts his daughter, Erin, as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina. The home, built in 1903 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.






Tannersville, Greene County, NY.




Mendon, Vermont


Mendon, Vermont along Route 4.




Windham, NY.


Windham, NY.




Windham, NY.


Windham, NY.






Wilbur's Point in Fairhaven, Mass.




Jackie Sparnackel


Jackie Sparnackel has to abandon her van and her belongings after she ventured to check out the storm-damaged pier in Frisco, N.C.






The hurricane-force winds of Irene rip the siding off of homes in Nags Head, N.C.




Windham, New


Windham, New York.





Harwington, Connecticut.



Damaged water


Damaged water tower in Cary, North Carolina.