The post office in my town was damaged in Irene and never re-opened.
Records I needed at work were destroyed when the warehouse they were stored in was damaged in Irene.
My mom’s name is Irene, and one of my aunts is named Sandy.
Does anyone remember Hurricane Floyd in 1999? I recently came across newspaper clippings I had saved from then. I was at Rutgers, living on campus. Pretty much everything was shut down. People were going down to Route 18 to take photos of how the Raritan River had consumed the highway.
(“On the banks of the old Rar-i-tan, my friends…” When I was in the marching band, we would have to stand up on the bus and sing the alma mater whenever we crossed over the river.)