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  • Hurricane Irene Brushes Past South Florida

    Posted on August 25th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 3 comments
    Hurricane Irene, just east of Florida, August 25, 2011. Notice how this storm is bigger than the state of Texas.

    Hurricane Irene, just east of Florida, August 25, 2011. Notice how this storm is bigger than the state of Texas.

    Here in Fort Lauderdale, we’re getting the first licks from Hurricane Irene’s outer bands. The sky over the Atlantic is nothing but bands of slate and dark gray, almost black, obliterating the sun from sunny South Florida.

    Sheets of dense rain have been coming in waves, and streets prone to flooding are already under several inches of water. Thankfully this bitch is 200+ miles away. If it had hit us as a Cat 3, as previously forecasted, I wouldn’t be writing this…I’d be heading for shelter.

    Let’s hope this whirling insanity doesn’t do much damage as it heads up the coast.

    -Tiki Chris, reporting from the observation tower at Tiki Lounge Talk.
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