Originally Posted by oneupper
Fortunately, Irene is going to be a bust as far as hurricanes go. Beach erosion, some bridges out but not major damage.
The evacuation of NYC was totally unwarranted and typical CYA politics.
Fortunately, they didn't go all-Houston, like with RITA where more people died in the evacuation.
Media has over-hyped this one.
It has been overhyped from the start.
One thing to keep in mind though is that the storm surge for this one will still be higher than most Cat 1's. Because of the angle the hurricane is coming from and the swath of tropical storm-force winds, New York Harbor could still see a pretty big storm surge. That's really been the only large concern that I've seen. Otherwise, it's going to be mostly a dud.