Hurricane Irene was much less powerful than expected when it made landfall in Brooklyn. There was still plenty of damage and cleanup to get done.
The worst damage I saw was a massive tree, whic broke apart and crashed into my neighbors home collpasing the roof, breaking windows, pulling down the electric wires and making a huge mess. Even though we were in an evacuation zone, the flooding and overal effects were no worse then a heay thunderstorm.
These photos were taken the day after Hurricane Irene, in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, August of 2011.