Irene was not nearly as bad as predicted!
Despite catastrophic predictions, Irene turns out to be a “dud”
Many areas of Hoboken received some bad flooding from Hurricane Irene this weekend. The usual areas include SW Hoboken and the 4th Ward, along the southern perimeter, the west side, and a few additional spots.
Luckily for us – despite warnings of doom (“100 year storm!”), mandatory evacuations (“run for the hills!”), and worries about biblical walls of water from an angry Hudson River swallowing everything in it’s path (“CATASTROPHE!”) – it wasn’t a complete disaster, and we’ve had similar flooding with less-hyped storms.
Bloomberg reported today that weather forecasters missed very badly on predicting Hurricane Irene’s intensity.
Overall, even with the enormous amount of actual rain we received – it turned out WAY better than what the media was scaring people into believing.
“Sunday Floody Sunday…”