So we made it through. Hurricane Irene has come and gone. As you know I posted about the impending hurricane on Friday, full of speculation whether she would deliver a mighty wallop or not. So was she as predicted or was she a dud? Well, I think that will be up to interpretation. Some people are saying it was a lot of hype about nothing. While others have days of clean-up, maybe even weeks, ahead of them with flooded basements, flooded communities, property damage and power outages. So just like a book, the end judgement is up for interpretation.
In my area, we've had lot's of flooding and power outages. Even my J-O-B has lost power and isn't anticipated to regain it until the end of the week.
So yes, there's damage, but no, it's not as extensive as original predictions...let me say that again, not as extensive as ORIGINAL PREDICTIONS. We ended up with a Tropcial Storm as opposed to a Category 4 or 5 Hurrican (strictly speaking for the NY Metro area). But isn't it better that everyone was overprepared than the other way around?