Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene in NY: no victims but flooded streets and power outages

'Irene' is no longer a hurricane but a tropical storm. But the blasts have been beaten to force enraged the streets of New York on Sunday, while Manhattan was flooded and its inhabitants were left without light.

NY has flooded some neighborhoods of Brooklyn, a street in Manhattan and parking at Yankee Stadium. Although the worst of the storm has passed at noon in New York (mid-afternoon in Spain), floods were on a day that the arrival of 'Irene' coincided with high tide caused by the new moon.

Over 60,000 people were left without electricity in the city. In total, more than four million people have suffered blackouts in New York and neighboring states. After an initial assessment, damage to the city appear to be limited.

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