Anyway, the hurricane made landfall here in NYC this morning. I am happy to report that in my neighborhood, the highest natural point in Manhattan, we are safe from storm surge and all is well.
I was a little worried about the wind because we live very close to the Hudson River and usually get some strong gusts during big storms, but it wasn't so bad. We just got a little stir crazy, staring out the windows at the rain for over 24 hours.
So we went out this afternoon to survey the damage.
Lots of fallen branches, but nothing too bad. And it looks like there was a run on potato chips in the local store. Thanks for sparing us Irene. Hope everyone else out there was as lucky.