To everyone in the storm's path, stay safe and dry.
Here's a picture I took at the beach, showing one of Irene's advanced scouts checking out the territory.
Note the tiny funnel cloud - obviously a harbinger of the doom to come.
*As of 10:30 am maybe we're in the eye of the storm, but everything looks rather benign here. I realize there were places hit hard by the storm, but once again, it seems the media has given itself something to do by going right to reporting gloom and doom rather than sticking to the facts. Sure, storms are unpredictable, but you would think the technology that allowed them to decide 65 million people would be effected by the storm, would also be able to tell them by the time it hit Northern NJ it would be little more than an average rainy day.