Archive for September 28, 2010

Man Found Dead In Barnes & Noble

September 28, 2010 1 comment

This just happened this afternoon. Supposedly he is 25 years old and they have not yet released his name or the cause of death:

Man found dead inside Barnes & Noble bathroom in Queens –

Weather Update

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

If you’re just starting your commute home now, so far all we have had is a very windy and overcast afternoon here in Forest Hills — no rain, and no tornadoes! The radar actually looks like the storminess might have passed by us without much of anything.

But, once again, do keep your eyes on all those damaged trees. I have noticed a few really large branches or pieces of trees hanging precariously high overhead. I am actually surprised these haven’t been attended to yet by the City since they can be very dangerous, especially when it’s windy like this.

What a Tornado Watch Means

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

It doesn’t mean there IS a tornado – just that conditions are favorable for one and it could happen.

Here is some more info on this:

Published: September 28, 2010
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a wide swath of the metropolitan region, including all five boroughs of New York City.

Tornado Watch Until Tonight

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes, it is true – they have issued another tornado watch. I have my space in the hallway all ready just in case. 😦

From Weather Underground:

Tornado Watch
Statement as of 1:03 PM EDT on September 28, 2010

Tornado Watch 686 remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for the
following locations

. New York counties included are

Albany Bronx Broome
Chenango Columbia Delaware
Dutchess Greene Kings
Madison Montgomery Nassau
New York Oneida Orange
Otsego Putnam Queens
Rensselaer Richmond Rockland
Schenectady Schoharie Sullivan
Ulster Westchester

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

September 28, 2010 4 comments
Forest Hills Gardens, Queens

Image via Wikipedia

One positive thing the tornado did for me was make me appreciate, of all things, trees! I am not joking. After seeing the scary sight of all those enormous trees brought down by the storm, I walked through the Gardens this past weekend and for the first time really appreciated the amazing trees that are still standing. Boy, are we blessed in this area with some awesome trees! They must be some of the oldest in the City.

Anyway, I came across this interesting story in The Times about how a tree clearing crew from Tennessee has been in the City since the storm helping with the recovery:

Published: September 27, 2010
The Cherokee Hotshots, an elite forestry crew, came to New York City to clear the debris from two tornadoes.
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