Hurricane Irene was an impressive storm by every measure. Despite losing some of its ferocity before making landfall, the system brought torrential rains to parts of the country that were already suffering from severely saturated soil. As a result, widespread flooding occurred up and down the east coast. One enterprising soul in Oceanside, NY decided to make the most of the situation by taking his jet ski out for a little romp down Lawson Boulevard.

Now, we should probably take a moment to point out that playing in flood water is all sorts of dangerous. Besides obvious threats like hidden currents, obstacles and fluctuations in depth, floods also pack all sorts of bacteria washed up from septic and sewer systems. Yummy.

Even so, it looks like this guy is having a blast in his own personal water world. Hit the jump to take a look at the video for yourself, and be sure to consider sending donations to the American Red Cross or relief organization of your choice.



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      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad the dunkin donuts is close. :(
      EDDIE
      • 3 Years Ago
      GOD BLESS HIM ! HE MADE THE BEST OF A SITUATION AND ITS OBVIOUS HE KNOWS HOW TO OPERATE A JET SKI ....GIMMMEE A BREAK WHATS WRONG WITH THAT ..
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      For all the people saying this could cause damage; Take a look at this horrific home-wrecking tsunami-wake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnrodSxBQiM&feature=player_embedded
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thankfully he was wearing a life vest.
        AP1_S2K
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        hahaha... is that responsible jet skiing?, haha
      Charlie Jorgenson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, so many people with no grasp of water physics lol. you think a wake from a jet ski is going to break a window? lol What about the wake caused by the good ole boys driving around in their trucks lifted 3 feet in the air? seriously people. If it was a BOAT then yeah, i would agree. But its a jet ski. Not only is it not big enough to make enough of a wake to do any damage, he wasn't even doing any jumps or going at full speed. Is it smart to right a jet ski through sewage and oil filled street water and around telephone poles while not wearing a helmet? nope sure isnt. But we all do dumb things. If i had a jet ski i cant say i wouldn't do it. But i would def wear a helmet if i did.
      Lynn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look at the sitting water. The damage has been done already. This guy isn't doing any damage. The vehicles in the clip were making bigger waves!
      john
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't this the literal version of the saying when life gives you lemons make lemonade? just seeing somebody having fun even in the middle of all the devastation might be all it takes to give one person hope that things will get better and that may be all it takes to give them a reason to keep on fighting to get their lives back together even after this tragedy.
      Taggart
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice. I'm now gonna look at jetskibloggreen.com, for the latest environmentally-conscious jetski reports.
      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey He ran a StopLight
      Maria Santelli Turel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it Mr. Phil!!! xoxo Alessia, Victoria, Maria and Bert :0)))
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can police give him a ticket for speeding?
      newyorkpaa
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least he was smart enough to wear a vest. And it does look like he enjoyed it.
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