Irene reached the area this morning. I was surprised that it was so quiet, just a steady downpour and raging Third River. The river has crept higher by about three feet since I began taking pictures of it around 7:15 a.m.
Power is still on in my neighborhood although I saw a FB post earlier from a friend in town whose home is without power. If it goes out during the day, I am prepared for an evening of audiobooks and lantern light. I even purchased a few flowers to sit next to my candle to soften the mood.
Check this video. The good part begins around 1:01.