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August 25th, 2011
09:30 PM ET

Video: Hurricane Irene's impact on NYC

Editor's Note: Anderson Cooper talks to Stephen Flynn about low-lying areas in NYC that could be at risk for flooding.


Filed under: 360° Radar
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  1. JaLynn Prince

    There are reasons for some people staying on the Outer Banks during a hurricane but your reporters have made thoughtless comments about some who selected to stay. I have been apart time resident and photographer of the Outer Banks for many years and know many who stuck it out. Some of these residents have never left their homes and have family roots that go back a 15 generations. We, myself included, seem so sophisticated and enlightened, that it seems silly to stay put in such circumstances. These people value their homes and if they had gone to the main land they may have come home to nothing. Many there have been cleaning straightening and repairing their family homes starting after the last rain drop. They don't live in a replaceable society like ours they value what they have. Life may not be worth living if they came home and saw things bulldozed and had no say so. These may not be the foolish people you have portrayed but brave people that want to take care of what little they have stewardship for.

    August 29, 2011 at 12:05 am |
  2. Nona

    I know that New York is the center of the universe but Irene made land fall as a catagory 2 on Emerald Isle N.C. two days ago. The least you could do is cover for five minutes an hour how the worst hit areas is fairing. We have not heard out of CNN or the Weather Chanel about this area since Irene moved into Virginia. We have family that lives there and would like some info.

    August 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  3. Raleigh

    Oh Anderson, PLEASE be carefull!

    Although, I would love to see you lash yourself to a concrete post at the very depths of the subway and report as the water rises.

    August 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  4. Jimmie

    anyone living at 15 ft or above sea level, really shouldnt be too worried of a cat 2. though precautionary measures like boarding windows, having a first aid kit, flaslight & batteries, canned food & bottled water for 3 days, ect ect. are needed if planning on staying. the home owner has the best judgement of guaging their residenses ability to withstand safely the sustained winds of a cat 2. dare i even say a cat 3. but its always better to over prepare, no doubt! seriously, come sunday morning its gonna look like one big insurane claim!

    August 26, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  5. Tanvi Shah

    Does anybody notice the coincidence? Katrina, 2005. People were told to evacuate on Friday. Levees broke Monday, August 29. Irene coming same weekend. Monday is August 29.

    August 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  6. Holly Westby

    Hello Anderson,
    What are they doing regarding the nuke plants along the coast? I haven't heard a word about it.
    Thanks,Holly

    August 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  7. Christopher DeWitt

    I'm am just writing to relay my profound disappointment in how you have reported hurricane Irene. While serious, likening a catergory 1 hurricane (which it will be when it hits the Northeast) to tasteless apocolyptic movies like The Day After Tomorrow is downright irresponsible. It is borderline yellow journalism that I would expect from Fox News and not CNN. You should be ashamed! I held you in higher regard than that.

    August 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  8. Maureen McPeak

    Anderson, could you please advise CNN that Philadelphia, our 5th largest city, our nation's first capital, Ben Franklin hung here, we're a very significant place....never shown on the map....I saw Raleigh...town in SC and NC INLAND, we are at risk for flash floods, we have record rainfall this August....can someone please put us on the map, show some concern and stop ignoring us....WC Fields was wrong, we don't sleep all the time...matter of fact we are up all the time trying to catch flash mobs.....some positive thoughts please...have you been here lately ??? Trust to go to the man and remind us we're here. Thanks.

    August 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm |