I was thinking that this thread could serve as a way for people in the line of Hurricane Irene's fire to keep all of us MGoMembers updated as to their status and experience. Looks like eastern North Carolina is already starting to get hammered and is in for a sh-tty next two days. Check out the NWS radar: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=MHX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes
Anyone in NC able to check in and update all of us on how you're weathering the storm?
[EDIT: Looks like I should be a CNN reporter: http://ireport.cnn.com/open-story.jspa?openStoryID=655725#DOC-660225]
(If this is just too off-topic for y'all, feel free to shut this down - I definitely will not be offended. I just thought it might be interesting for people in other parts of the country to see how a hurricane affects people on the east coast, especially since this could be the storm of the century as far as the Mid-Atlantic and New England is concerned.)