I am thankful that we were not affected by the hurricane Irene. I have friends whose houses/basements were under water, some got to evacuate, lost power (some for a week already!) and some had cars submerged in the water. My job did not open until Friday because the whole town is flooded. I live on the hilly part of my town so it saved us from having water inside our house.
This is a picture taken going to our main street. It was taken the Monday after Irene left. It was like a lake with water so strong coming out from the river. This water stayed for two days but the damage will be felt for a long time by people who got affected by it.