Hurricane Irene Hits Atlantic City, Heads For Manhattan

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Hurricane Irene, this blogger was wrong about you. You’re not over-hyped, as it happens. Just ask Atlantic City, New Jersey, where the storm has caused flooding and power-outages in and around the city.

And the state, as this YouTube video shows:

And now, it’s on it’s way to New York City, and Manhattan.

As this is written, Gov. Chris Christie has dispelled rumors that officials planned to shut down power and gas service to residents in Atlantic City. “Power will continue to flow as long as it can,” Christie said, according to “Power loss will be due to the severity of the storm.”

In all, Hurricane Irene has claimed eight lives and left millions either without power or away from their homes, or in some cases both. Nearly all of some areas of NJ, like New Jersey’s Cape May County, have evacuated, as the hurricane approaches.

And where they could not get away, intense flooding offered a path of escape. reports that a woman in Nutley, New Jersey reportedly jumped from a bridge and “rode the current to Belleville,” New Jersey. Captain Victor Mesce of the Belleville Police Department said “Our guys found her at 681, Main Street.”

The good news is that, overall, injuries are none, and power outages are low.

For more New Jersey related information, visit, or just check it out with a click here.

Stay tuned, next stop Manhattan.

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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