posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 09:04 AM
Im on Long Island in West Islip, NY 2 streets north of the "mandatory evacuation zone" though I am still south of Montauk Highway.
We have 40mph winds right now. Alot of leaves down in my yard. Alot of rain. No flooding here so far. Though there is flooding in some areas
particularly in Long Beach, Freeport, Massapequa, Lindenhurst, Babylon village, and in Bay Shore. Irene was by and large a dud and now the next time
we really do have a dangerous storm coming nobody will listen because the hyped Irene to be the storm of the century and it turned out to be just like
one of those typical nor'easters that we always get here on Long Island and NYC. Seriously, we have had normal storms worse than this. Oh yeah and I
still have power which says something about this joke of a hurricane. It made landfall in Coney Island in Brooklyn as a tropical storm with 65mph
All these evacuations were totally unnecessary, especially in Nassau where they evacuated everyone south of Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road. Totally
absurd and overblown.
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