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Irene: One Year Later

How did the 2011 storm impacted you?

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the storm that pulled trees from their roots, flooded streets, decimated homes and businesses and left thousands without power.

and neighboring towns in August 2011, Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch was there to cover the hurricane that had been .

The storm left municipalities holding the bill. Both Marlboro and Colts Neck appropriated emergency funds for cleanup, and applied for federal grants and .

One year later, we're asking you: Does the storm continue to impact you? What changes did you make in and around your home? Did your business, or neighboring businesses survive the wind and flood damage?

Add photos of your neighborhood from the storm, and photos today so we can see how far we have come since the worst storm since 1985 hit the Jersey Shore.

Leave your comment below, and share your stories about how Hurricane Irene impacted you and your family.

JosephGhabourLaw August 21, 2012 at 03:01 PM
The biggest issue regarding Irene is that of emergency preparedness. Jersey Central Power & Light was unable to act swiftly after this storm -- which wasn't even a hurricane when it hit NJ. If an actual hurricane hit this area, it's clearly doubtful that JCP&L be able to quickly fix the damage
Richard Freeman August 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM
We now have LED lanterns and larger supply of drinking water (with well you need that supply) along with ample supply of water in pails for waste system. Also looked at trees on property that need trimming or cut down and followed through.

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