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Batten Down the Hatches

No games today. Just storm watch. We got batteries, life jackets, water, an ark. We should be good to go.

Hope everyone stays safe.

[Photo Credit: Craig Robinson]


1 William J.   ~  Aug 27, 2011 3:04 pm

I can remember eagerly anticipating Hurricane Gloria as a kid back in the 1980s. It was kind of a disappointment, but that's probably because I was under the impression the ocean would crest at the stoop of my Brooklyn home.

2 jeremy   ~  Aug 27, 2011 10:26 pm

Hi Alex,

What's the deal with this Pat Jordan book? Can't find any information on it:



3 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 28, 2011 12:54 am

[1] I distinctly remember Hurricane David for some reason, I was still very young when ha came through and it was the first hurricane I felt anticipation and anxiousness for. Gloria was something else; very windy but not quite as bad as it was made out to be. K104 in Poughkeepsie played "Gloria" by Laura Branigan as commercial FM radio stations do, mocking nature and potential disasters natural or otherwise...

But the hurricanes had absolutely nothing on the snowstorms. Snowball I and II kicked the collective butts of the Mid-Hudson Valley communities. Some of us were without power for nearly a month.

All I can say is, Thank Goodness I am not I am no longer in that lousy-ass basement apartment in the Bronx; the one that got flooded at least SIX TIMES during heavy rains or because of faulty plumbing...

4 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 28, 2011 9:26 am

2) That was the last book Pat did for Dodd Mead. But it was changed to "After the Sundown." Perhaps what is listed there was a galley copy. It's a collection of his SI pieces.

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