Stories about Irene will be all over the news today, and many of them will say that the evacuation orders for low-lying areas, particularly in NYC, were an overreaction. They will say this because there have been so few deaths, so few tragic images for the news media. The people who will be saying this will be wrong.
Just a quick wish to any of our readers who have been affected by Hurricane Ike. I hope you get power back soon and that you can return to a solid home in the near future.
[edited 31 Aug: CNN map updated.] My thoughts go out to any Hoydenizens in the path or trail of Hurricane Gustav. Stay safe.