Luckily for me, I live in Atlanta which did not even receive a single drop of rain when Irene passed by. (Drought in Georgia) But, to all those in the path of the hurricane churning and blowing the Eastern Seaboard coast, good luck and have hope. I hope that all of you have heeded the warnings and evacuated. I want to pay homage to the already 9 dead, at the least. The massive size of this storm surprises me though it is only a Category 1 storm. I hope that everyone affected by this storm stays well and alive.