mother nature is a beast
As I was driving home from work today, I had to struggle at some points to keep my car - my two ton SUV - in its lane. The wind was strong enough to bend large trees and fierce enough to knock a few down.
It looks like that wind is to blame for a deadly accident involving a Staten Island Ferry:
A ferry filled with New York commuters was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon as it approached the Staten Island terminal.
At least 12 people were feared dead and more than 20 were severely injured, officials said, The Associated Press reported.
Witnesses say that the ferry was traveling in an erratic manner before the accident, and that wind was gusting at great speeds at the time.