Hurricane Irene is now a tropical storm, but the surge caused by its huge vortex of winds has reinforced the incoming tide and caused flooding of the southern tip of Manhattan Island, including Battery Park, the ferry terminal, and the edge of the Financial District. At this time we do not know if Con Edison intends to cut off the area’s electrical power or if the Stuyvesant High School swim team is doing laps outside, on Chambers Street.
“Flooding begins as Tropical Storm Irene lashes New York City,” CNN
“Irene Makes NYC Landfall as Tropical Storm With Rain, Flooding,” Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg News
“Tropical Storm Irene New York: City that Never Sleeps Wakes to Torrential Rain, High Winds, Storm Surge,” International Business Times
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