The buildings are built to withstand hurricane winds, but there is a real threat for parts of the city to flood, especially lower Manhattan and along the Hudson River.
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To be prepared I will have to pull out my gumboots and invest in a raincoat...
Enjoy your weekend, and if you're in the path of Irene, I hope you stay dry!
*I'm aware that survived an earthquake is a little extreme, but for those thirty seconds I didn't know what was going on. I actually thought it was me, not the ground, that was shaking.