3 Year Anniversary of Irene

3 Year Anniversary of Irene

We have cleaned up, improved, and become stronger than ever following tropical storm Irene.
Irene's Path
Irene's Path
Irene East Coast Rainfall
Irene East Coast Rainfall
Local rainfall totals from Irene (National Weather Service)
Local rainfall totals from Irene (National Weather Service)
Hard to believe, it's been 3 years since tropical storm Irene rolled through New England, leading to devastating flooding across New England and New York.

We all know the back story on Irene, her development, her strengthening to a Category 3 hurricane, and eventual path up the east coast, with not 1, not 2, but 3 landfalls...the final one at Coney Island, NYC, as a tropical storm, and finally torrential rainfall across New England.

Unimaginable at the time, Irene would be the 7th costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history, mounting $16.6 billion dollars in damage in it's path.

Today, we are stronger. We have rebuilt and moved our flood plains. We have built stronger buildings on higher ground, and will be ready for the next storm as a strong community.

My heart goes out to those whose lives were changed forever, or those who lost family during the storm.





At present, there is one hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean...hurricane Cristobal. As of 9pm Thursday, Cristobal is a category 1 hurricane with winds near 75 mph, and about 650 miles east of Cape Code. Cristobal will continue to move northeast into the north Atlantic Ocean Thursday night with no impact on the northeast US. There is also a small tropical disturbance located in the east central Caribbean with slow development expected in the next several days as it moves west toward the Yucatan Peninsula. To view more on the tropics, click here to be redirected to the National Hurricane Center web page.

-Chief Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin
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