As Hurricane Irene makes its way through the East Coast, it has caused floods, and as of this writing now, 11 deaths. The exact magnitude of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene will not be known for several days, if not weeks.
Moreover, it’s hard to understand just how many people have been negatively impacted, and how, let alone the size of the natural disaster, itself.
That’s why a video like this time lapse posted by francisbotero on YouTube is so very effective:
It’s starts at just after 5 AM Saturday morning and goes to almost 9 AM Sunday morning. You can see how the hurricane just engulfed New York City, and Manhattan.