1. N.J. storm update: Coastal damage not as bad as expected, but flooding inland could be extremehttp://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/nj_storm_update_coast_damge_no.html 2. all i have is leaves all over what about others in the area ..Same here in Flanders, we got lucky .. budd lake is fine one oak came down, next years firewood nothin a chainsaw and leave blower cant handle 2moro storm not so bad in stanhope (NewJerseyHunter.com) 3. Irene damage not as bad as expected Irene damage not as bad as expected | kvue.com Austin 4. "It's A Bad Storm It's NOT A Lethal Storm! What Do These Guys In Washington Know That We Don't?" [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLqPNKie5j4]"It's A Bad Storm It's NOT A Lethal Storm! What Do These Guys In Washington Know That We Don't?" - YouTube[/ame] 5. Bottom line, Irene is a big storm to be taken seriously, and it will cause a stormy weekend and plenty of damage, but this is by no means the worst-case scenario for NYC and the northeast and to the extent the media or government is pretending otherwise, they need to ramp down the hype, Irene: A bad storm, but thankfully not a disaster this time « Hot Air Headlines 6. The North east region of the US was told to brace up for a devastating Hurricane Irene on Saturday and Sunday as a result the city of New York closed down its subways and public transportation systems.In New Jersey some 250, 000 customers lost electric power. But there were no significant damages observed as our cameraman took a trip across from New Jersey to parts of New York on Sunday. PHOTONEWS: Hurricane Irene: Not So Bad In New York! | Sahara Reporters 7. But by the afternoon the worst was over, and even the worst was not as bad as had been predicted. Live Blog: As Irene Passes, City Exhales - NYTimes.com 8. Get Real: Hurricane Irene Should Be Renamed "Hurricane Hype" Get Real: Hurricane Irene Should Be Renamed "Hurricane Hype" - Yahoo! News 9. Forecasters said there was a chance a storm surge on the fringes of Lower Manhattan could send seawater streaming into the maze of underground vaults that hold the city's cables and pipes, knocking out power to thousands and crippling the nation's financial capital. Officials' worst fear was water lapping at Wall Street, ground zero and the luxury high-rise apartments of Battery Park City. Tornadoes were also a possibility. Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered more than 370,000 people out of low-lying areas, mostly in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Only 8,700 people checked-in to shelters and an untold number defied the order. Hurricane Irene closes in on anxious NYC 10. Hurricane Irene fell short of the doomsday predictions of record-breaking storm surges in North Carolina and Virginia. Hurricane Irene: Not So Bad After All These are the folks in whom I should trust for global warming predictions??? They can't be trusted with predictons about tomorrow...but know all about the climate decades from now? What the heck is the explanation??? Only one possibility! The 'scientists' who misled the nation about Hurricane Irene must be the 6% Republican scientists that Deanie keeps warning us about! Wascully Wepublicans!