Katrina Veteran Meets Irene
When I left New Orleans for NYC, I said...ahhh, no hurricane worries. Well, here I am sitting in a Flushing, Queens 4th floor apartment with ground level at 5 feet above sea level after securing a last minute bag of ice. Considering that the last Manhattan/Queens direct hit was 1821, that was a good bet. In New Orleans, we never fretted anything below a category 3, so the predicted category 1 hurricane should hit the city like a powder puff. There is a big difference. In NYC, there are cranes in the sky rebuilding the city such as the replacement WTC. I have faith in the expertise of those securing that hardware. I'm here with my wife, my comfort foods, laptop, cell phone, flashlight, multiple project files, and CNN. Come Sunday, let's see if there's enough electricity to keep three of these going. For those in Flushing, the H-Mart on Union near Bayside Avenue has about 20 bags of ice, as of 9:00 am. The Key Foods grocery on Parsons and Willets Point is out.