Thursday Morning – Let's Look At Some Pics
I don't know about you, but for me the month of October has really flown by, gone before you know it. It was pretty much of an action-packed month overall though, so that might have something to do with it. Naturally, the recent storm Hurricane Sandy made a historical impact on the northeast coast and certainly dominated out attention for several days. If there is a bright side to Sandy, it is the fact that it was a low-level hurricane with relatively low wind speeds and when it hit land, the winds dropped quickly to a much less damaging level than if it was a level 3 or 4 when it came rolling in. As a result, the inland areas had a very bad storm, but not the excessive devastation that they could have faced.
The amount of damage and destruction that occurred along the New Jersey and New York coastal areas is really incomprehensible to any of us who have not been there to witness the disaster areas personally. That said, there are thousands of photos and videos filling up the internet and you can get a slight sense of what happened from them. I have a couple sample webpages that I think contain some of the best photos for you to check out, so let me share them with you.
"B. C. in quarters…" (Reuters / Nesius)
Reuters has posted a slide-show of all-aerial views mostly taken in New Jersey HERE.
Seaside, N. J. (Governor's office / Larsen)
The Weather Channel has an excellent 292-image slide show HERE.
Breezy Point, Queens (Reuters)
A firefighter who lived in one of the approximately 100 houses destroyed by a fire
that resulted from Hurricane Sandy, searches for his wife's wedding ring, in the Breezy Point
section of Queens, Tuesday, October 30, 2012. (Charles Eckert/ Weather.com)
And one more click for you is this very unusual video compiled by a group of NYC bicyclists who ventured out with their helmet-cams after the city was closed to auto traffic and captured some interesting views up close of the city as it was flooding. Different.
Ok, we'd better get started with the equipment check now. I'll get started with the Bunn-O-Matic and then see you back in the day room in a little while.
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