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Monthly Archives: September 2010
I drove through the post-tornado wreckage to pick up a date in Forest Hills, and then we drove to the botanical gardens.
Thursday, September 16, 2010: The tornado hit while I was at work. I took the subway home. The E train was too full, as the Long Island Railroad was not running out of Penn Station, so those riders took the E train to Jamaica station to catch trains out there. But I was able to ride the local M train. There was a long line of people waiting for the local bus, with an MTA employee telling people at the end of the line that there was no service. Luckily I was at the end of the line and heard that, and began walking to Kew Gardens Hills. I saw many downed trees and a few smashed cars. In some cases the trees were blocking the sidewalk and I had to walk in the street.