For the past few days I have found it to be really frustrating that people are commenting that Irene was lame and over hyped. It was a strong hurricane inching up the coast and then thankfully when it got here it sped way up. The ground speed nearly doubled. We were very fortunate. The town I grew up in is completely under water this morning. I'm very fortunate that I live about 5 miles west of there now and therefore away from the river and a bit up into the Shawangunk Mountains.
I'm asking for your thoughts and prayers for those who are continuing to be affected by the flooding that came along with this storm.
|Town of Highland. Water where the road should be.|
|A favorite bar. Town of Newburgh. (The toy truck floating does make this picture a little funny)|
|City of Beacon. MTA Beacon train station|
|More of the town of Highland.|
|Mall parking lot. Town of Newburgh.|
None of these pictures are actually mine, they were posted on facebook by different friends throughout the storm.