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 NJ.com. “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. NJ.com 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.
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Stay tuned, next stop Manhattan.