Eight years ago Karl Junkersfeld braved the wind and rain to get video (click on “Read full story” to see it) of Brooklyn Heights during what came to be called “Superstorm” Sandy, and our beloved “Homer Fink” (John Loscalzo), who makes an appearance in the video, embedded it in his post, just as I’ve embedded it here.
Sandy’s center passed offshore from us; this drove a phenomenally high tidal surge at the city, flooding lower lying areas and subway tunnels. As of now, weather pundits are predicting that Isaias — maybe we can learn to pronounce the name before it hits — is likely to make landfall south of here, which will dampen its force, and its center may pass close to here, by which time its strongest winds will have been reduced to about 50 mph, meaning it will no longer be a hurricane. We’re likely to have lots of wind and rain, maybe almost as much as in the video, but not the disastrous flooding we got from Sandy. New York City’s “Know Your Zone” website will give up to date information, and there’s more information here.