PHOTOS: Irene Pounds the State
Patch had more than 100 editors and photographers stretched from the top to the bottom of the state to capture the impact of Hurricane Irene on New Jersey. Here's what they saw, in photos.
Which was worse? The floods that transformed village streets into raging torrents? Or the wind that ripped trees asunder, sending limbs crashing down on power lines just when we were desperate to keep the sump pumps going?
Unfortunately, Irene didn't give us a choice, with a two-pronged nighttime assault that left the state reeling.
Our photographers were out early on Sunday to capture the aftermath.