This jet skiing freak took lemons and made lemonade when Hurricane Irene flooded the streets of Oceanside, NY. Warning: Soundtrack provided by Linkin Park.
Potential near-death experiences and Craigslist really bring out the romantic side of people. Something tells me that 9-10 months from now there will be a few love children named Irene joining us on this earth.
No more joking about Irene being a non-event. The governor says the flooding in central and southern Vermont is the worst in over a century. A dozen bridges have been washed away, tens of thousands are without power, and at least two are dead in the tiny New England state. If you'd like to help Vermont and the many other victims of Irene, please make a donation to the Red Cross.
Late Saturday night, four friends went out on a bike ride to see what the tropical storm was really like. The video starts off with biking during the afternoon drizzle, and resumes during the torrential downpour and high winds, notably biking down the middle of a wholly deserted Times Square and Chinatown. Sweet soundtrack too, guys.
Felix Thompson and Brandon Roots of Buffalo Picture House braved the hurricane in hopes of getting some interesting footage. What they ended up with is both beautiful and haunting.
Like a phoenix, the meme rises from the ashes (or destruction) of Irene to tell us what is really necessary in preparation for a disaster.
Vermont was hit hard by flooding as a result of Hurricane Irene, with roads, bridges, homes and vehicles being washed away by some of the most intense flood waters the state has ever seen. This footage shows the Bartonsville Covered Bridge, a historic landmark built in 1870, being washed away.
As someone who has had to battle the elements indoors way too many times, this guy has it oh so right.
Though it was ultimately short-lived, business owners across the east coast were not pleased to close their doors because of Tropical Storm Irene, and used their storefronts to vent frustrations. Here are the best ones.
For those of you outside of NYC, Mayor Bloomberg has been making a lot of live announcements about the hurricane over the last couple days, and he always repeats them in impeccable Spanish. Well... kinda impeccable.
Hurricane Irene may not have been as disastrous as everyone feared, but that doesn't mean now is the time to get rid of FEMA.
When Nickelodeon Studios shut down, I always wondered where they dumped all that slime.
Pete and Pat were Key West-bound in a raft from Philadelphia (!!), but local police put the clinks on the bros long before they arrived at their tropical destination. After showing face on a local newscast, the river rats were arrested just minutes after "for lack of common sense," the officers said.
Most of the city may have shut down, but some New York bars were still in full swing during the hurricane. And the ones that weren't had a couple of words for good 'ol Irene.
Flooding, tree branches, winds, oh my! Taken around the lower Manhattan area, these photos show the "catastrophic" aftermath of Irene's great force.
Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene is behind us, let's get to what's really important: what the Internet thought about it. Facebook and Twitter users were constantly updating their pages during the storm, and from the looks of it, they were pretty furious about it.
"On any other occasion, I would certainly go for the full flavored Yuengling," he said. "But I am trying to maximize my buoyancy."
The seafood lovers of Wilmington, North Carolina, applaud you.
Disregard hurricanes. Acquire reverence. Despite Irene drenching the Arlington Cemetery, this lone sentinel does his duty. A member of The Old Guard has walked this route every day without fail since April of 1948.
Geoffrey has a cozy spot in Williamsburg and is totally stocked up on bottled water and Fig Newtons. What more could you possible want?
Notorious prank caller and "Howard Stern Show" wack packer Captain Janks got the better of two Raleigh/Durham news anchors during a Hurricane Irene segment. Bababooey to you all. (via.)
BuzzFeed's neighborhood is already fully prepared for the wrath of Hurricane Irene, and SoHo is basically a ghost town. Check out the scene with Irene only hours away.
Let's make one right now. Add a video of an appropriately weather-related song in the comments so that we can assemble the ultimate hurricane playlist. Let's do this!
According to multiple media reports, panic-stricken New Yorkers are mobbing store shelves in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. We ventured into the streets of SoHo to see what sort of crucial survival supplies jittery Manhattanites are hoarding so that they might weather the storm. What's in YOUR hurricane preparedness kit?
President Obama speaks from Martha's Vineyard about the impending landfall of Hurricane Irene and the federal government's preparation for what could be a historic storm. Takeaway: Get ready. NOW.
The more you know. Here's hoping Irene won't warrant a lobby to retire her name.
So the hurricanepocalypse is fast approaching and people are freaking out. I'm here to say that I for one welcome our new rain-god overlords. The hurricane might actually improve some things.
This is what New York City will look like when hurricane Irene hits.
The most destructive hurricane to hit New England in the last two hundred years. Making landfall as a Category 3, the Long Island Express (hurricanes weren't named at the time) killed over 600 people and destroyed more than 57,000 homes.
BE AFRAID. Here are 10 facts about hurricanes that have hit New York City and New England. Prepare for the worst, people!
If this is happening in Puerto Rico, I can't even imagine what's going to show up on the streets of New York when Hurricane Irene hits.