Irene: Fight or Flight?
With Hurricane Irene on the way – at what point do you leave town?
Hurricane Irene is shaping up to be almost a once-in-a-lifetime event for the Hoboken and the NYC tri-state area. Millions of people will be affected in one of the largest metropolitan areas on planet earth.
In yesterday’s Hoboken Hurricane Irene Poll – an astonishing 50% of the residents said they’re staying in town to “ride the storm out,” while only around 20% said they’re leaving for sure.
Leaving your home before a treacherous and potentially damaging storm is a tough decision to make.
Wherever you go – you might be stuck there a while!
One factor that makes the choice of leaving or staying difficult, is what happens *after* the storm is done.
Because you can only imagine what the aftermath will be like. No power, telecommunications, blocked and flooded roadways and more. So wherever you decide to go, you might very well be stuck there for several days before you can get out and about!
Conversely, if you stay in Hoboken, it’s possible you can become a prisoner inside your own home (or shelter).
What hurricane force winds are like
Down in the tropics, with buildings designed for storms like this, along with bendy palm tress – it seems almost natural. However, imagine constant wind gusts like this up here? Our area definitely not made for this kind of punishment.
I think Hoboken may lose it’s “Tree City USA” status by Monday…
(Watch this in Hi-def, full screen for full effect…)