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Coney Island ‘Cyclone’ Coaster Stalls, Forcing Riders To Climb Down

 

 

 

 

 

” Riders on a New York roller coaster took the long way down Sunday after Coney Island’s historic Cyclone got stuck in its track on opening day.

  No one was injured in the mishap, which occurred around noon because of an “isolated mechanical issue,” a Luna Park spokeswoman said.

  Images and videos shared on social media showed people slowly walking down the tracks side of the 88-year-old wooden roller coaster.

“ That thing was the scariest thing I ever did,” 24-year-old David Zubin told amNY of the walk down. “The bricks, walking down, looked like it was going to break when you stepped on it.”

  The Cyclone opened on June 26, 1927, during Coney Island’s heyday as one of country’s largest recreation areas. With more then 2,640 feet of track featuring 12 drops and 27 elevation changes, the Cyclone was long considered the standard against which “compact wooden twisters” were measured.”

 

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Storm Tracker Shows Hong Kong is Right in Superstorm’s Path

 

 

” A powerful typhoon hovers close to Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong preparing for a disastrous impact. This super typhoon named Usagi began was a tropical storm, but has rapidly grown to a category five hurricane which is the highest level.

In the last 24 hours, a cyclone in the west Pacific has explosively intensified, and is on a track towards Hong Kong.

The storm – named Usagi – has achieved super typhoon status, after an amazing burst in its peak winds from 75 mph Tuesday to over 160 mph today. (Typhoons become “super typhoons” if their peak winds reach 150 mph or higher). It is now equivalent to a category 5 hurricane.”