Irene claimed 27 lives in eight states according to CBS.
New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has begun rebooting their massive system which was entirely shut down for the first time in its history due to weather.
13,000 flights were cancelled, nearly 5 million homes and business lost power at some point during the storm and damage is estimated at $7 billion dollars.
Already people are pointing fingers and crying overreaction. I say better to overreact and save lives. Things could have been much worse and we should be thankful for that.