Long Island was one of the many areas hit by Hurricane Irene this morning. High winds and rain created massive flooding and power outages across many areas of the East Coast.One man told the LA Times: “We’re sitting in front of the house and things are floating by like in a river -– benches, trees, the whole nine yards. It is more water than I’ve ever seen down here.”The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm before it hit Manhattan, but high winds and Don't Miss: Alec Baldwin...Read Full Story
Manhattan was hit by Hurricane Irene early Sunday morning, just after it caused flooding and power outages in New Jersey and Long Island. By the time it made landfall in New York it had been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the high winds and rains still caused plenty of problems for the city. As of about 7 a.m., 72,000 customers were without power in New York and Westchester County, reports Bloomberg. As many as 800,000 homes and businesses were without power in Long Island and in New...Read Full Story
Hurricane Irene is a storm that hit much of the East Coast, including Manhattan, in late August 2011. See more about Hurricane Irene here.