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Your Signs of Prepared or Unprepared New York

Friday, August 26, 2011

Maybe it's the empty shelves in the grocery store or the boarded up windows on the ground floor. WNYC and The New York Times are looking for signs of a city prepared or unprepared for the hurricane. Just text the word IRENE to 30644 on your cell phone and follow the prompts (you can also answer the questions below). We'll feature your comments online and on air and we'll map the results as they come in.

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Comments [3]

cynycal from Dead and Don't Know It?

Pushing 4 a.m. EST. I'm not seeing anything much different than the rain we've been having all summer. I even went to the East River. Is there something coming I need to know about? Am I in the eye of this this? What am I missing? I really am having trouble trying to find out the reality (of the weather.)

Aug. 28 2011 03:59 AM
Mrs. W from Bohemia, Suffolk County, NY

Can you explain why my husband wants the windows open a crack? He says it "equalizes the pressure."
I say it lets water in to ruin the furniture.

Aug. 27 2011 09:13 PM
Deborah from Tribeca

Has no one noticed the tall fragile looking cranes on top of the new World Trade center buildings? I can't imagine that they won't be blown off the tops of those tall structures and do a lot of damage to those below. Beside the fact that the buildings don't look secured at all against damage to the still exposed interiors on the upper floors. I live very near and seeing this situation is really scary. Sadly it's too late now.

Aug. 27 2011 05:17 PM

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