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Watch two New Jersey National Guard trucks drown trying to drive…

The LMTV is a highly capable truck designed to move anything anywhere for the military. They're also popular rescue vehicles because of their ability to drive in high water. But, as the NJ National Guard discovered during the Hurricane Irene aftermath, and as shown in this video, there are limits. » 8/29/11 2:00pm 8/29/11 2:00pm

This is why you don't drive through standing water

While walking along South Street on lower Manhattan's east side to inspect damage from Hurricane Irene, I found huge pools of water at a few of the intersections. It wasn't water inundation from New York's East River so much as it was runoff from the overpass, flowing down into already-overburdened storm sewers. » 8/28/11 10:10am 8/28/11 10:10am

Hurricane Irene: New York City Live-Blog

With Hurricane Irene barreling toward New York City, I've decided to stay behind in my Manhattan Financial District apartment — located smack-dab in the middle of "Evacuation Zone A." Keep refreshing this page as I live-blog the storm from my perch above lower Manhattan providing either the first pictures of Hurricane… » 8/28/11 9:51am 8/28/11 9:51am

Hurricane Irene-emptied Grand Central Station looks like the end of the…

This photo from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) shows something never seen - and certainly not on what should be a busy Saturday afternoon in August: an empty Grand Central Station. With all transit in the New York area closed, the terminal is a big empty barn. If you're watching TV news they'll… » 8/27/11 4:17pm 8/27/11 4:17pm