Residents in our area will be able to meet with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and local elected officials, on separate dates and locations to discuss issues related to property damage incurred by Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene. The two individual events are as follows: October 17, 7 p.m. at the Kings Bay […]
Hurricane Irene may not have been the Storm-To-End-All-Storms as promised, but it did cause a bit of a tree massacre throughout the neighborhood. Dozens of trees were felled, and some blocked streets for days. One month later, those trees are all cleaned up – except the damage that they caused to sidewalks isn’t. Super-reader Randy […]
The emergency evacuations of low-lying areas in advance of Hurricane Irene might have seemed like an overreaction to those residents who didn’t live in the small pockets of the city pummeled by the winds and rain. But, despite the small scale of the damage, it’s undeniable that the city’s civil servants – firemen and police, […]
Hurricane Irene may have been a bust for those who hoped to see nature’s force cruelly pummel the city, but it’s been a boon for beach bounty hunters seeking a bit of lost gold.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency overlooked Brooklyn in its declarations of disaster zones, which would have opened a much-needed spigot to federal funds for cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irene.
There’s no doubt that Hurricane Irene caused a lot of mess in a lot of places. But walking down normally hazmat-worthy commercial corridors like Sheepshead Bay Road, Avenue U and Coney Island Avenue, one can also get a sense of appreciation for the storm’s cleaning powers. A lot of garbage was swept off by winds, […]
Readers sent in the following videos which show a little of the flooding that happened in Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. This one from YouTube user N0tAPlaya captures Shore Boulevard before the waters receded. Shore Boulevard was one of the worst hit streets in Manhattan Beach. The second video was shot by Mike Cipolla, showing […]
As the eye of Hurricane Irene gives Brooklynites a brief respite from the winds and waters, the initial damage reports are coming in. By all accounts, damages across the neighborhood seem relatively small, though there are some instances of severe flooding and property damage due to fallen trees and power lines.
Did you board up all your windows? Did you high-tail it out of town? Well, don’t worry, you can still enjoy all the mayhem and madness of Hurricane Irene on Sheepshead Bay’s streets without leaving the comfort of your computer. Thanks to the folks over at Tete-a-Tete (2601 East 14th Street), we’ve mounted a camera […]
As the rains begin to fall and the last evacuees make their way out of the flood zone, we’re hunkering down and preparing to bring you news and alerts throughout Hurricane Irene’s approach to our region. Sheepshead Bites is relying on its legions of readers to help us chronicle the storm’s landfall in Brooklyn. Help […]