Irene less than expected, but still a bruiser for many.
Hurricane Irene: Wall Street planning to open Monday.
U.S. Authorities: At least 19 killed as a result of Hurricane Irene.
Irene Adds to a Bad Year for Insurance Industry.
I'm so grateful the news headlines aren't what they could have been, and Boston's experience of Hurricane Irene was not nearly what it was for North Carolina. Or Virginia. Or Pennsylvania. Despite our less intense version of the storm, there were numerous reports of downed electrical wires and uprooted trees in and around Somerville (and Boston proper). So far, this is the only reported damage in my area due to Irene's wrath.
My roommate Anita and I spent some time watching the driving rain and quaking trees from the relative safety of our enclosed front balcony. The sounds of the storm were absolutely fascinating. There were these wonderful moments when the wind sounded like a supersonic stalling engine. Here's sixty seconds of what we experienced.
THE SUNDAY SOUND: August 28, The Roar of Hurricane Irene.
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