Hurrican Irene- In Pictures

The Boston Globe’s excellent blog, The Big Picture, highlights high-quality, amazing imagery, with a focus on current events. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the blog is updated with collections of photographs from some of the world’s most important news sources including the Associated Press and Reuters.

The collection of images from Hurrican Irene is awe inspiring. Perhaps the most recongnizable image from this group of photos is of a deserted Grand Central Station. When Mayor Bloomberg shut down the MTA and ordered residents to stay indoors, the Station became eerily quiet.

Credit: Marjorie Anders/NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority/AP
The following photo of Billy and Erin Stinson sitting on the steps of their washed away cottage gives viewers a sense of the immense loss that many people suffered. Erin Stinson remarked, “We were pretending, just for a moment, that the cottage was still behind us and we were just sitting there watching the sunset”.
Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images
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