Noreaster strikes New York City’s East Village – Video Available

It’s true. The Nor’easter has hit the East Village. Check out this video from First Avenue… Lonnie Quinn of WCBS-TV in NYC, eat your heart out.

It’s hard to believe that just yesterday, we were enjoying beautiful weather in the 50s – finally a spring-like day as this picture from the West Village proves.

Springtime in New York City

Spring in the West Village

I think the only person happy about today’s deluge is Don Imus who will likely fall off the front page of the local and, to a certain degree, national news front page.

If you listened to the local media, you’d think a meteor was about to strike: “Possibly the strongest spring storm in a decade is upon us.” Hmm.. coulda sworn that said “strongest storm in a decade” earlier. Maybe they’re getting themselves under control there at WCBS – or perhaps it’s the National Weather Service.

To be sure, a bad rainstorm isn’t going to be pleasant, may cause damage and should give pause, if not cancellation, to any travel plans with the airports already shutting down to a degree:

“We expect the cancellation numbers to go up significantly as the day goes on,” said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages all three of the area’s major airports.”

Looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting into disaster mode, too:

“Elite units from the police and fire departments are prepared for rescues,” said Bloomberg. “Members of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Units and the FDNY’s Special Operations Command are highly trained and are equipped with zodiac boats to make rescues in treacherous conditions.”

Geez, zodiac boats on First Avenue… I can’t wait!


April 15th, 2007

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