Waiting… 26 August 2011Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, The Battle for New Orleans.
A lifeguard watches from his chair at a beach before the arrival of Hurricane Irene (AFP/Getty Images, Spencer Platt)
.. for Irene.
[M]ichael Curcio, who lives directly across from Rockaway Beach, boarded up his windows piece by piece with wood as he prepared for the storm.
“I wasn’t going to do this, but the mayor convinced me. I got a good deal on the wood, so instead of suffering $7,000 in damage, maybe we can save the house. Or maybe the house will be gone and the wood will still be here,” he said with a smile.
But he was still undecided about whether to leave.
“My wife says she wants to stay here and see the waves. I told her I’ll put a rope around her waist and hold on as long as I can,” Curcio said jokingly. . . . .
I don’t know what they are saying in the East but here it is being reported that Irene is shifting a bit East, and while it will cause flooding, be a strong tropical storm with surging sea levels and downpour, it appears to be weakening in advance of landfall in NYC.
Carry on! (no need for a[nother] speech from L’Obster, is what I think!)