Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene Hurricane Sweeps New York

. Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene hurricane finally hit the state of New York on Sunday (28 / 8) morning local time. Skyscrapers buildings in Manhattan, New York City, hit by a super strong winds, and even floods threaten the financial area of the 'Big Apple'.

Accompanied by heavy rain, thunder and high winds, Irene storm strucks New York with an ever-increasing speed. From the initial speed of 80 km / h, the speed of hurricane Irene continues to rise at dawn to 128 km / hour.

New York which is known as the 'city that never sleeps', this time just like a ghost town. Because, as many as 370 thousand citizens have been evacuated to avoid flooding will occur. Region office on Wall Street and Coney Island was deserted and silent.

The whole mass transportation is also not operating. Subway, bus, and even ferry to the famous Staten Island also have not operated. Not behind airports in New York-JFK airport- which has been notoriously busy, also closed due to hurricane Irene.

Not visible activity of the citizens of New York City, which is always busy as usual. Hurricane Irene managed to paralyze the largest city in the United States.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a press conference, urged citizens of New York to stay in their homes and do not push yourself to go out of town. According to him, fled from the hurricane Irene is not possible.

Meanwhile, authorities in New York says that the greatest danger from storm Irene is the coming flood. Therefore, the flooding that may occur due to the rain typical of tropical regions with high rainfall, coupled with the tide of seawater pushed a great wind from the Atlantic Ocean, especially on Sunday mornings.

The areas prone to flood namely financial district in Manhattan, near the coastal areas like Brooklyn and Queens, and Long Island. Local officials urged residents to stay away from the beach.

Meanwhile, the Manhattan district officials said the damage to the buildings of skyscrapers in Manhattan would not be too serious. More important is the impact of power outages that allows citizens to live in darkness without light, water or can not use the elevator.

The death toll from Hurricane Irene in the United States (U.S.) continues to grow. The last data mentioned, 14 people died from the natural disaster. The number was revised from an earlier 15 people were killed. New Jersey Governor Chris Christi had announced there are two people were killed in the region: consists of one woman and one member of the fire department.

However, as reported by AFP on Monday (8/29/2011), Chris rectify his statement. There was only one death in New Jersey, because later it was revealed that firefighters were still alive.

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