Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weather delay

We blew into New York City/Newark Airport in the middle of the night after delayed cross country flights. Oblivious Californians that we are, we didn't realize we were flying into a major storm.

Utility crews pushed through fallen trees and windblown debris to reach downed power lines Sunday, working to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses as strong winds and heavy rain that wreaked havoc in parts of the Northeast pushed on into New England.

The storm, which battered parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Saturday with gusts of up to 70 mph, struck about two weeks after heavy snow and hurricane-force winds left more than a million customers in the Northeast in the dark. More than a half-million customers in the region lost electricity at the peak of Saturday's storm, and roughly 500,000 were waiting for power to be restored Sunday morning.

In Manhattan, Broadway's sidewalks and trash cans were littered with hundreds of shattered umbrellas.


I can testify to that.

Having got to bed only briefly at 6am New York time today, regular blogging will have to wait until I get more sleep. Until tomorrow ...

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