It's been one year since Hurricane Irene made landfall on Long Island, uprooting trees, toppling power lines, flooding low-lying areas, eroding beaches and leaving locals without power for days.
Since then, the for its handling of the storm damage, specifically the time it took to restore power. LIPA has said it spent $176 million on Irene response.
At the same time, many areas once loaded with trees stand cleared today.
Drill down to the personal level and the effects of the storm become much more varied, from how people coped with not having power at home and how businesses struggled with lost revenue to the tales of property locals lost or saw damage from the high winds.
Take a moment and share those stories with us. What do you remember most about Irene, and what have you learned since? Are you ready for another hurricane?