As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene, New York City prepares to shut down the biggest public transportation system on the continent - after noon today, officials have said that all public transportation in the city will be offline.
NASA’s capturing images of Hurricane Irene as it appears from outer space.
We’re preparing for Hurricane Irene… We have a TON of Arizona tea. Praying our house doesn’t get damaged.(via Hurricane Irene: At this hour | WAVY.com | Portsmouth, Va.)
That photo of the shark swimming in a flooded city is fake. But the "millions of sewer rats" that will be moving to higher ground in NYC? Totally real. Here's what you need to know about Hurricane Irene. →
Keep cool, stock up, and don’t come down until the waters subside.
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Smite flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!
Crack nature’s moulds, an germens spill at once,
That make ingrateful man!
KING LEAR, William Shakespeare
Oh, that’s cute
The art: Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht in a Storm, 1645-50.
The news: Hurricane Irene is closing in on the Eastern seaboard. For a 21st-century view of a storm, see “Hurricane Irene’s Terrifying Scale as Seen From Space,” on TheAtlantic.com.
The source: Collection of The National Gallery, London.
Note: Before there was The Weather Channel, there were artists. Throughout the day 3rd of May will post examples of artists thrilling to big, bad, threatening storms.
Artists just gunning for page views.