Irene is gone and the weather is back to normal. In fact, today was gorgeous, with lots of sun and temperatures in the mid-80s. With the humidity only around 45%, it was one of the best days that we’ve had in a long time!
I was about to say that everything else is back to normal, too. But then I discovered that even here, where the storm was relatively mild (it got worse as you went east), there was some damage that would require cleaning up. A couple of the trees around my apartment building were down.
I drove around the neighborhood to see what else might have happened. I didn’t see any trees on top of houses or cars, but I did find one road that was closed.
That’s all I found. Maybe more leaves in the gutters than would be normal for this time of year, but nothing bad. I think the bigger damage is all downtown and further east.