Hurricane Irene had several
landfalls, first in the Bahamas, then along the Outer Banks of
North Carolina, then finally in New Jersey & New York. I
chose to intercept Irene in New York for a few reasons. It was
closer for me to get to, I already had other storm chaser friends
who lived in New York and, it was going to be a very newsworthy
Regular chase partner, (and
meteorologist with The Weather Network) Mark Robinson and I drove
to New York a couple of days before the storm and met up with
Dave Lewison and Scott McPartland, who we have chased many hurricanes
with over the years.
We went location scouting the
day before Irene arrived and found ourselves in the areas of
Broad Channel, Long Beach and Rockaway Beach.