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Friday
Sep172010

FIPS CARES: Tornado Dog

Ok, ppl. Gather round and activate your Scooby sense: we've got our first lost Tornado dog!

She was found this morn at 6th Ave and Union Street by a caring Park Slope vet. She weighs about 35 pounds, has not tags (or microchip), and she's as sweet as can be. She's currently chilin at Symphony Vet Center on the UWS. And though, duh: I'm sure they're takin great care of her, we still need to get her back home to her family pronto.

Anyone??

Feel free to leave a comment below, call Symphony at 212-866-8000 or send an email to: palomacat@verizon.net if you know who this girl belongs to.

Friday
Sep172010

The Great Tornado (or possibly "micro touchdown") of 2010. The Day After.

What are the chances that this car was actually parked here when the whatever-it-was blitzed through Park Slope last evening?

Nothing can surpass the unintended genius of the "holy shit, dude" video (which I notice has gone viral) and I'm feeling a little been there/done that about our whole tornado, having listened to my PIC's retelling about 25 times at 321 drop off this morning.

So what else is new?

Friday
Sep172010

HOLY FUCKING SHIT: #BKTORNADO VID

I'm not sure which is more riveting: the footage of the MOTEHRFUCKCING TORNADO that hit BK last night, or the guys screaming like little girls in this vid. Either way, I just watched this 11 times.

Thursday
Sep162010

So, About That Tornado Thing in Park Slope

There is no set of worldly circumstances that would allow you to not know that we just had a fucking tornado pass through the Slope.  When I surface at 9th Street daily, the list of things I don't expect to see generally include a Mets win, a yellow cab, and anything open at 10:15pm.  Usually, I don't think to include "tornado" or Brooklyn Industries without any windows.

 

The gentleman currently sitting to my right, who has spent a good deal of his life in Oklahoma and Kansas, is laughing at me as I type.

Anyway, send us your photos.  Better yet, send 'em to me so I don't give Erica an inbox heart attack.  Twitter says she's still recovering, anyway.

Edit 11:01pm: Photos from FIPS reader Vautrin. Thanks!

8th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets:

3rd Street between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West:

Greek Catholic Church between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Eighth Avenue:

Edit 11:52pm: Photos from Californian Caitlyn, who picked a pretty shitty/rad time to visit. She says, "I'm visiting from California--where we really don't have tornadoes--and was stranded at the Tea Lounge during this afternoon's sudden thunderstorm. I took a few photos on the walk back to my friend's place on Eastern Parkway across from the Brooklyn Museum."

Edit 7:44am: Photo of Flatbush from Michelle Citrin.  She says, "Trees flatbushed!"

 Edit 11:10am: Our beloved Gogo Gowanus sent these, a laundromat at 4th Ave and 13th Street shredded:

And via Katie Clark, 6th Ave between 13th and 14th Street:

Edit 3:06pm: From Heather D:

Thursday
Sep162010

Holy Global Warming, Batman! A Tornado Just Touched Down on Montgomery Place

The sky is falling. ON MY FUCKING BLOCK! On my fucking HUSBAND! Yes, he had literally just dropped me and the kids (not to mention a metal ladder to paint the bathroom) under this tree on our corner and had pulled out onto 8th when... "All of a sudden the rain was blowing horizontally and the buildings all disappeared. It was like being in a washing machine. There were lightning bolts all around me but no boom. The car started shimmying and vibrating and a ton of branches landed all around me. And then it stopped. Just like that," reports my man. My little people were shrieking "I'm too young to die" in between the little little shit asking "daddy, when you were young were there dinosaurs?" That goddamned tornado knocked down the tree outside my living room window. Shit, now I'm going to have to get shades. And the other trees are literally sheered off at the top. Well, I'm awake. I was feeling a little lethargo there for a minute but KABOOM! Here I was wondering what to write because it's been a slow news day...