We have either lived through the trauma or seen the photos and video of the devastating one-two punch that water and high winds delivered in the name of Irene.
The storm that seemed to park over North Carolina for more than 24-hours has left untold damage throughout our coastal areas and eastern region. Many of these counties have not yet recovered from the April tornados.
Homes and businesses were destroyed and crops have been ruined. Schools, colleges and universities have been forced to temporarily close. And parts of the Outer Banks are completely cut off.