When Hurricane Irene set it a year ago no one was really sure what to expect of the storm.
by rushing to the stores buying up all the bottled water they could find, secured their and boarded up windows on homes and restaurants. By the time in the area on August 28, 2011 the storm was no longer a hurricane but a tropical storm.
And while the landfall wasn’t as bad as many thought it was the days that stretched into a week without power that caused the most damage. , schools school year again and again and those lucky people with power or generators discovered just how .
These photographs are only a selection of the many photographs Patch published with the help of you. We can't thank you enough for helping us cover the storm by uploading photographs giving us updates on Facebook and Twitter, letting us know what parts of town didn't have power. If you are so inclined to relive the storm even more browse through these stories: