Not sure if anyone was watching weather channel around 7:30 - 7:45, but it might have been the funniest thing I've seen on TV in real time. Cantore was down at battery park, and the tide was coming over the seawall. He was talking to Norcross, their hurricane expert. Cantore was saying if the tide came in much more than another couple of feet, he was going to need to pack up and leave. Norcross said something like the tide was going to add another foot, so cantore said, if it is only another foot, I can stay. Then norcross says something like well, this is going to still be bigger than the alltime record set in 1821 for that spot. At this point, Cantore is confused, so he asks how much more water is going to be here? Norcross then starts talking about something else, and Cantore asks how much more water, am I going to need to get my crew out of here? Norcross just keeps talking to Cantore, can you see the lights in Jersey City? What direction is the wind? When the wind shifts, it will pile up tide. This goes on for 15 minutes. Norcross either isn't paying attention or does not otherwise get what Cantore is asking him. Cantore says, well, I see the water in the past 10 minutes since we've been on has come up to the bottom of the park bench here, and that is how high water got with Irene, so do I need to get out of here with my crew? I don't think Norcross ever figures out what he was asking, and finally Cantore just says, we're packing up.
7:45, FIOS gave out and came back.