Irene: One Year Later

How has the 2011 storm impacted you?

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the storm that pulled trees from their roots, flooded cars, decimated homes and businesses and left thousands without power.

After Irene blew through Rumson, Fair Haven and neighboring towns in August 2011, Rumson-Fair Haven Patch was there to cover the hurricane that had been downgraded to a tropical storm.

One year later, we're asking you: Does the storm continue to impact you? What changes did you make in and around your home? Did your business, or neighboring businesses survive the wind and flood damage?

Add photos of your neighborhood from the storm, and photos today so we can see how far we have come since the worst storm since 1985 hit the Jersey Shore.

Leave your comment below, and share your stories about how Hurricane Irene impacted you and your family.

JosephGhabourLaw August 23, 2012 at 04:45 PM
The biggest issue regarding Irene is that of emergency preparedness. Jersey Central Power & Light was unable to act swiftly after this storm -- which wasn't even a hurricane when it hit NJ. If an actual hurricane hit this area, it's clearly doubtful that JCP&L would be able to quickly fix the damage, never mind assess the situation and create a repair plan. Investing in smart-grid technology would be a great idea for JCP&L.


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