...but thankfully the rain is not falling. At least not anymore, although the wind is still screaming outside of my living room window.
Last night was my first night back at school, and throughout the night our power went out three times - the first two it lasted for about five minutes, the third time only for a few seconds.
At one point, we ventured over to our old dorm to visit some friends, but when the building started to rattle as though it may fall over at any time, we made the trip back to our own dorm before the storm got so bad that we wouldn't be able to. And so for the rest of the night, my roommates and I unplugged everything, curled up into a couple of the beds, and talked while the wind threatened to tare the building down and someone made the announcement that a tornado warning had just been issued for our area.
My roommates are all still asleep, and I have yet to venture outside, but judging by Facebook posts the damage was not too severe. The front yard of our old dorm flooded, but that happens even in a normal rain storm. One of the streets in town, the one that the restaurant I work in is on, is partially flooded, but apparently not so bad that the restaurant had to close. I am still scheduled to work today.
While I'm sure that the damage sustained in other areas, ones closer to bodies of water was much more severe, we made it through Irene with no real wounds, at least not any that won't heal within the next week or so with a little bit of care.
How about you guys? Did Irene hit you hard last night, or are you waking up just fine?