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It’s raining. How do I know this? Because I am wet. Why am I wet? Because I was outside.
I just can’t really think of any words to describe this other than… Tsss.
That would totally be crappy. No thanks. I know some people that had to walk over 7 miles to work today. Not for me. Of course, I would bike it.. but still. It was COLD today.
Millions of New York commuters are battling their way home in freezing temperatures during a strike by transit workers, which Tuesday afternoon was ruled illegal. Judge Theodore Jones said the union was in contempt of two court injunctions ordering it not to strike, and he ordered that the union be fined $1 million a day beginning Tuesday.
Heard last night that the Nor’easter is supposed to be today’s big story. Rain, Sleet, Snow even in the Mid-Atlantic today. Great! We’ll be driving from Michigan to New Jersey through Ohio and Pennslyvania today.. Should be at least interesting with the weather I guess.
Here is the Travel Advisory from weather.com
10/25/2005 2:25 a.m. ET Senior Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
A coastal storm will develop rapidly early this morning and produce rush hour misery across the Northeast from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to New England. Energy from Hurricane Wilma may also energize this system slightly and make the results even worse. Wind gusts from 50 to 60 mph seem likely along the New England coast and over Long Island, with possibly higher gusts around Cape Cod and the Islands. Moderate coastal flooding is expected and a storm surge of 3 feet may occur in Boston. Rainfall is expected to be heavy, probably in the range of 2 to 4 inches in areas already saturated. Coastal flooding and heavy surf can also be anticipated. Accumulating snowfall, primarily above 1500 feet, seems likely from West Virginia into the Green Mountains of Vermont. Heavy wet snow on leaf-bearing trees any cause tree and power line damage and a resulting loss of power for some. Winter storm watches extend from West Virginia to New England for the higher elevations. Temperatures will be chilly so keep the heavy jackets handy.
okay, so i have to find info on my cousin through a freakin newspaper?? but oh well…
I guess she even beat my Aunt home… (they drove last week to take her there from Rochester, NY).. i guess my aunt got in a car accident in Akron Ohio.. i guess she is okay but the car isnt
Displaced college students get help
Matthew Daneman, Staff writer
(September 2, 2005) â€” Jackie Woodward (my cousin) was supposed to be walking across the New Orleans campus of Tulane University right about now, on her way to class on her second day as a freshman.
Instead, her education and future are up in the air.
“My whole life has been put on hold,” the Wilson Magnet High class of 2005 graduate said Thursday.
A number of Rochester-area colleges are opening their doors to college students such as Woodward who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Rochester Institute of Technology said it’s helping seven students from colleges that have been closed.
“They are asking RIT to help them maintain their progress toward completing their degrees,” spokesman Bob Finnerty said.
Both the State University College at Geneseo and Alfred University on Thursday enrolled students who had been headed to Tulane.
“Normally, we would not consider someone at this point. This is an exceptional circumstance,” said William L. Caren, Geneseo’s associate vice president for enrollment services.
Alfred and Monroe Community College said they are waiving application and late-registration fees for displaced students, and Alfred may help out with scholarships.
Officials at Hobart and William Smith Colleges said they are in discussions with hurricane-affected schools.
Colleges across the country are helping out. For example, the University of Arkansas is offering free or reduced tuition and fees for students enrolled in New Orleans-area schools for the fall semester.
MCC said it has received several calls from military reservists who have been called up to assist with disaster relief. The college said it is working with each on getting full refunds for their books and on getting them withdrawn from classes.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges put together a fundraising campaign, HWS Responds, that will involve everything from resident advisers going door-to-door in dorms to passing the hat at athletic events, with the money going to the Red Cross, said Ave Bauder, director of public service.
And at Roberts Wesleyan College, students are collecting donations for relief efforts as part of new-student orientation.
Matt Konkol, a 2005 Pittsford Mendon High graduate, is now a freshman at SUNY Geneseo instead of Tulane. He enrolled in the Livingston County college Thursday, a day after getting back from the South. He had previously been accepted by Geneseo, and decided to call the college when he heard that the University of Virginia was accepting Tulane students.
“So we figured one of the SUNY schools might be doing the same thing,” he said.
Konkol was one of three Tulane-bound New Yorkers who enrolled at Geneseo.
Woodward, 18, got to Tulane on Friday, moved in, and was promptly evacuated a day later with all the other students. She took with her a pillow, a laptop and a couple of changes of clothes, and joined the ranks of refugees spending days at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta before finally getting back to Rochester on Wednesday.
She is talking with the University of Rochester about taking a course or two this semester, “just for something to do.”
“I most certainly want to go back to Tulane,” she said. “I love New Orleans. I adore the city.”
Lawlessness in parts of New Orleans. Extreme damage to buildings and families. And finally they have started sending large amounts of Busses to the Superdome. Who cares about gas? At least I have ground to walk on.
It looks like Baghdad under water. There are downtown video camera phone of fires and calvary rolling in.. There are huge lines of busses rolling in. Huge trucks with pallets of MRE’s and water. Everyone heavily armed….
it’s freakin nuts..
just the whole thing
Snow makes unexpected return
Snow postpones Tigers/Twins game
(AP) — More than a month after spring’s official start, old man winter is coming back to the Midwest for a visit.
Snow began falling in parts of the region on Saturday, with up to 1 foot expected in eastern Michigan and northern Ohio by Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be well below normal with a freeze warning posted into Sunday morning for much of Ohio and winds gusting to 35 mph.
Spring began on March 20.
In Detroit, snow was mixed with rain for much of the morning, but it had changed over to snow before noon.
The Detroit Tigers postponed their afternoon game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park, while multiple college baseball and softball games across southeast Michigan were also postponed or canceled.
Detroit and surrounding communities were expected to get 5 to 8 inches through Sunday evening.
The rain-snow mix didn’t prevent people from flocking to an Ohio State spring football game in Columbus Saturday afternoon. Fans wore ponchos over their winter coats and drank coffee to try to stay warm.
Joe Drummelsmith, whose son is a redshirt freshman linebacker for the Buckeyes, shivered as he ate a hot dog in front of a concession stand.
“Last year we got sunburned it was so hot. This is pretty nasty, but it’s worth it. It almost feels like fall,” he said.
The late snow could wreak havoc on gardeners who have used the recent run of dry, warm weather to plant flowers and trees.
The National Weather Service said after the snow finishes on Monday, temperatures should return to the 50s for much of the region.