My parents did not fair as well as us. They live on Connecticut just yards from the long island sound. Here is a picture of us there this summer.
Do you see the water...waaaaay back behind us. Well here is a pic from inside their house during the hurricane. It's a little blurry but I hope you can see the water is meeting their porch.
By the grace of God it stopped just inches before entering there house. They had to leave after they took this photo and trudge through the deep water to a neighbors up their street so they weren't sure what they would find when they returned. Needless to say we are feeling very thankful these days.
Oh but have no fear, one of the first things my mom did when she saw it was getting bad was get the card catalog and barrister bookcase she is babysitting for my sister to the second floor! Priorities, people! Priorities!
I hope you all faired well against Irene and everyone is safe and sound.