Remember how I was all like “Hurricane Irene, Schmuricane Irene”?
The photos above are from the Meadowlands (out of my 10-mile radius, in north Jersey, right outside New York City), which is normally a swamp on a dry day. After all this rain, it’s still crazy flooded. I took both of these photos this morning (Wednesday, August 31, 2011) from the train.
And now, the local news.
Remember how I said New Providence barely got scratched by Irene? I didn’t look in the right direction. This is right next to the New Providence train station (if you look closely at the far left of the photo, you can see a guy waiting for the 6:39 morning train).
That pole is leaning at a disturbing angle because…
…its neighboring three poles are all on the ground, completely cutting off Division Street.
Whoa. That sucks.
I have not yet seen the Passaic River, but I hope to check it out this weekend (if it doesn’t rain). It’s apparently flooding terribly, but the river is usually more of a creek by the time it trickles past Summit, so I don’t know what to expect. I bet the trails through the Passaic River Park are trashed, too.