|Irene's cloudy sky|
|This line truck was from Chattanooga, TN|
Driving around through Albany, we saw several fleets of line trucks mobilized and ready to go where the power was out! The cool thing is that the trucks were from across the country...it's great to see people will pitch in to help where ever it's needed!
Update: 9:07 a.m. EST
We sure didn't need to rain noise machine to sleep to last night! Woke up around 8:45 a.m. to reports that Irene had downgraded to a tropical storm and was over NYC at the moment. At only 167 miles from the middle of Times Square, we're not that far from the fun at the moment here in Clifton Park! Here's a look at the pics Heather was able to snap from the front door.
Hurricane Irene may be downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it still seems like the sky is falling!
|We're not exactly sure why Brett thought flip flops were a good choice for tropical storm wear?|
Wal-Mart surprisingly didn't have many shoppers this afternoon. The ones that were brave enough to face the weather had enough trouble just getting in the door. Why does it always make us laugh when someone's umbrella looks like it's about to fly away??
Inside we picked up some of the things we were out of. Good thing we were already stocked up on the basics, 'cause the bread aisle was pretty ransacked. Nice to know that English Muffins aren't a hurricane/tropical storm staple.
We really hadn't seen much more than just a few limbs down and leaves all over the apartment complex, so we were curious as to just how bad the damage really was from Irene.
The tropical storm seemed to spare most of New York and Clifton Park certainly got it's fair share of rain, but thankfully damage was at a minimum. NOAA estimates that the Capitol Region area got about 6 inches of rain throughout the day.
We did come across some light flooding in low lying areas, but it looked like at least the ducks were getting some enjoyment out of Irene.
Over at Cohoes Falls, we got the water excitement we were looking for!
And then we became the ones lookin' like dummies with our umbrella inside out...