CITY ISLAND SKEPTICISM

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Some shoppers at IGA on City Island avenue laughed when this reporter asked: "Do you have any batteries left?" At nearby Buddy's hardware, Mary, aka Sandy had been saying "No" for hours. The EverReady, Duracell, as well as all the other brands, which fuel the flashlights which most folks own, had suddenly vanished from our local store shelves.

HURRICANE SEASON... ONLY THE BEGINING

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IRENE has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, but beware...Hurricane season does not end today, in fact Jose is on the way. The season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th. It ain't over yet, folks... New hurricanes may come our way!

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

WEATHER ALERT

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the New York City area until noon, 8/28. Most flood injuries occur in automobiles. If you must drive, please exercise caution: never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the entire roadway.

For updated weather information visit:

http://www.weather.gov/nyc.

Headlines 8/28/11

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KILLER HURRICANE IRENE. 8 Death Toll Continues To Rise.

ONE MILLION LOSE POWER. 2.3 Million Told To Evacuate.

EYE OF IRENE. It's Here - May It Soon Be Gone.

HIGH TIDE COMING. Tall Waves Expected.

WE'VE FELT AND SEEN TOO MUCH IRENE. Go Away.

STRANDED NEW YORKERS

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New York City has the largest concentration of residents without drivers licenses anywhere in the country. Since the Metropolitan Transit Authority closed down operations at midday, New Yorkers are now stranded until sometime next week. We are also told that air traffic will also stop.

Most New York City residents do not own their own vehicles and many have never even bothered to take the test for a NY driver's license. In fact, in New York City's five counties, or boroughs, most live close to mass transit and have decided that life is much easier without a car than with one.

환영합니다 Hoan-young-ham-ni-da 어서오십시오 Eo-seo-o-sib-si-o

Issue

Some of the congregants of the fledgling Trinity United Methodist Church in our New York City seaside community of City Island were surprised when their new pastor arrived – and they see that he is a Korean.

Though worlds apart, this new pastor and the congregants are slowly discovering common ground in matters of friendship and devotion. Through their camaraderie, and with laughter, they will find solace and healing in each other.

Oy Vey - Communicate the Hollywood Way

Issue

The Jewish High Holidays in some cases can be considered to be kind of a ratings book. Synagogues are packed with audiences — many of them tune a couple of times a year — expecting to be entertained, informed and perhaps even impressed by the sermons they hear. This year, some rabbis are getting help from another powerful American force - Holy Wood.

STAY OUT OF NYC PARKS AN ALL BEACHES

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Don't even think of visiting Orchard Beach this weekend. NYC officials urge everyone to stay off City beaches because they're all closed. They are trying to prevent anyone from drowning.

The same thing goes for Pelham Park, officials are urging everyone to stay out of all NYC parks. They say there is a chance someone may get hurt as a result of falling trees & branches.

NO RESERVATIONS... BLAME IT ON IRENE

Restaurant

Restaurant owners have no love for Hurricane Irene.Their weekend business is awash, as many customers stay far away as a result of Hurricane Irene's possible dangerous conditions.

As City Island Images previously reported, Hurricane Irene may have boosted business for Buddy's hardware store and IGA supermarket on City Island, but there will likely be plenty of restaurant owners, who are the financial losers that will be left in her wake.

Prayer to San Ysidro

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When I was a little boy, growing up in Habana, we used to say "San Ysidro el Labrador... Quita el agua, y pon el sol". It means - San Ysidro, take away the water and bring in the sun.

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