Monday, August 29, 2011

Commuting nightmare after Irene floods U.S. northeast


"New Yorkers faced a hellish commute on Monday and millions of Americans throughout the northeastern United States were left in the dark and flooded after Hurricane Irene battered the region before moving into Canada.
Downgraded to a tropical and then a post-tropical storm, Irene pelted eastern Canada with rain and 50-mph (80-kph) winds after killing 20 people in the United States. It cut power to five million homes and businesses and choked towns with floodwaters.
New York subways and air travel at major airports were due to slowly regain service starting at 6 a.m. EDT but there were expected to be delays and overcrowding. Most of the commuter rail services feeding the city were out indefinitely.
Wall Street was largely unaffected as was Ground Zero, where the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks is soon to be observed. Financial markets would be open for normal trading, but volume is expected to be low.
Suburban New Jersey and rural Vermont were hit particularly hard. Both states were inundated with rain after an unusually wet summer season left the ground soaked and rivers swelled even before the storm rumbled through. (...)"

3 comments:

Infernalismyo said...

It's a disaster indeed ;b

August 29, 2011 at 3:29 PM
pv said...

Nyc was lucky and didnt get hit as hard, but it did flood lower manhattan and shut down entire transportation system

August 29, 2011 at 4:42 PM
Giveathoughtforgnomes said...

I can imagine NYC were screwed over with their underground system :/

August 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM

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