Come On Irene

28 Aug

It’s 6.30pm and all the excitement has died down, people are back on the streets and some businesses are open.

While it seems like a damp squib now it is worth noting that had the worst happened and we were to have been hit by a category 3 hurricane we would not be laughing, but at the same time, it is quite amusing that this city that mocked London’s inability to cope with a snow storm last winter is now the one at a standstill.

From 12pm on Saturday the entire MTA transport network was shut down leaving the streets empty and offering the vast majority of businesses little option but to shutter. So while Friday saw mass panic in the supermarkets, Saturday was eerily deserted streets with last-minute duct taping of windows and Sunday, some strong winds with the odd fallen tree.

FRIDAY

 

SATURDAY

 

SUNDAY

 

All in all nothing to panic over and time enough for people to have a little fun.

TREE FALLS and yes we heard it so we know it happened

THE LOCALS MOVE IN TO HELP OUT

THE JOKERS GET IN ON THE ACT

Thankfully whatever the weather GOD goes to work……

 

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4 Responses to “Come On Irene”

  1. Frank August 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    What do you mean it was all OK??? They shut all the restaurants for 48 hours!!! Where the hell were we going to get our coffee??? For 48 hours!!! No coffee!!!

    • LDN Eats NYC August 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      You had a kettle, you did not lose power…..anyway we all know in a crisis you need to be drinking tea…..

  2. elaine August 29, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    this is such a cool post! thankyou andrew.x

    • LDN Eats NYC August 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      Hey, thanks….I heard you bumped into Josh, I assumed he knew you were there but clearly not…..Hows it all going?
      When is the NY stop on the world tour…..?

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