It’s windy out here. (Taken with picplz at Houston St./6th Ave. in New York, NY.)

It’s windy out here. (Taken with picplz at Houston St./6th Ave. in New York, NY.)

blackberryvision:

Everything is fine, the male models are out. SoHo.

blackberryvision:

Everything is fine, the male models are out. SoHo.

The New York Times just published a collection of hi-rez images of #Irene hitting #NYC region.

The New York Times just published a collection of hi-rez images of #Irene hitting #NYC region.

Most of the information we’re finding is useful, but be wary, especially of photos. Some people will use this major news event to doctor and then share photos as a prank as they did when Osama bin Laden was captured. For example, is that really a shark swimming through the streets of Puerto Rico because of Irene? Of course not. But this photo posted on Reddit.com suggests that was the case. It is a fake and the image of the shark appears to be from a photo published on whitesharktrust.org.

 

A selection of social media resources for the storm:


Facebook’s main page devoted to disaster relief

YouTube’s CitizenTube, which is collecting videos about Irene

Breaking News from the Weather Channel on Twitter

The National Hurricane Center — on Facebook and on Twitter

Department of Homeland Security on Twitter

The U.S. National Weather Service on Facebook

The Weather Channel’s Livestream on Facebook

The Federal Emergency Management Agency — on Facebookon Twitter, and on YouTube

My hero.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day always makes me feel a bit better.  

thevitruvianplunge:

In my opinion, there are not enough Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day gifs to account for this Hurricane.

thevitruvianplunge:

In my opinion, there are not enough Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day gifs to account for this Hurricane.

Tide is high in South Dartmouth, MA. 

24 hours ago I was boating and swimming in this exact spot. Now, not so much.

clambake:

Apparently Hurricane Irene causes photographers to snap photos of babely surfers.

clambake:

Apparently Hurricane Irene causes photographers to snap photos of babely surfers.

stevekovach:

I may go.  (Taken with Instagram at Stonewall Inn)

If you’re looking for a party.

stevekovach:

I may go. (Taken with Instagram at Stonewall Inn)

If you’re looking for a party.

shortformblog:

If you can’t beat them, join them. This is how you win at Twitter, guys. @Irene will have thousands of followers at the end of this, all because she was a good sport and realized that she had a convenient Twitter handle. (src BrooklynMutt)

Follow up. 

shortformblog:

If you can’t beat them, join them. This is how you win at Twitter, guys. @Irene will have thousands of followers at the end of this, all because she was a good sport and realized that she had a convenient Twitter handle. (src BrooklynMutt)

Follow up. 

Every girl in NY is getting their nails did for Irene.

frangry:

I’ve tried to go to three different places, all of which were completely packed. WTF