Monday, April 16, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #106] Rain, rain, rain!

Nor'Easter Soaks 'Big Apple' to its Core

NEW YORK, NY -- A nor'easter battered the region with record rainfall and wind gusts approaching 50 mph Sunday, grounding hundreds of commercial airline flights, halting commuter trains on their tracks and causing severe flooding.  More than 400 flights were canceled Sunday at the region's three major airports.


Ah, the ease and joie de vivre of life in New York!  Fortunately for me I had nothing planned today but nursing a hangover indoors, so it hasn't put me out.  It's pretty crazy out there though!  The streets are flooded above the level of the sidewalk, and 'objets de refuse' are floating down them.  The building kitty-corner behind where I am staying burned down, too, so no little storm... 

We've been lucky though - we sat here unaware of the fire or the fact that most of this part of Hoboken had lost power.  Rachel's building and the one next to it are on St. Mary's Hospital's grid and so when it went on emergency power, so did we.  Heaven forbid we lose our electronic entertainment!  We just got back from some ogling and gossiping with Rachel's friends and cohorts at Zack's (her local) below.

Anyway, just thought I'd update you all from the flood zone.

Cheers,
Shaun

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Shaun Coley
Clerkenwell, Islington
London, UK

Semicolons are dangerous; do not attempt at home.

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