Thursday, September 2, 2010

Remembering Hurricane Gloria September 1985

It is now 25 years since a hurricane hit the New York City area. We have gotten a few tropical storms and sometimes the outskirts of a hurricane brings rain to the area, but Gloria in 1985 made a direct hit on Nassau County. Back then I worked at the big New York Public Library at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. I heard nothing about a cancellation when I left home. When I arrived at 9 AM, they announced that the library was closed. I got home by 10 AM as the rains and wind really were coming down.

Hurricane Earl is coming, but we never know the exact path of the storm until it actually arrives. The current projection is that it will veer east of NYC. Eastern Long Island and Southern New England may really got socked, but for now NYC will get some rain and winds up to 35 MPH. To quote a former history teacher of mine "We shall see what we shall see."

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