Hurricane Irene Hits East Meadow One Year Ago

A look back at the highlights of the 2011 storm.

One year ago, Hurricane Irene hit East Meadow, leaving chaos in her wake.

and more than 2,000 people were . during the storm after receiving numerous calls from residents. There were no reported injuries.

Before the hurricane hit, the East Meadow community prepared for Irene's arrival. Residents on items such as flashlights and generators from , while business owners their windows and decided whether or not to during the storm.

The NuHealth System, which funds and operates , made sure that the hospital had all the to run properly. NUMC also that were transferred from the Long Beach Medical Center.

After the storm, town workers, while residents picked up the pieces and tried to get their lives back in order.

What are some of your memories of Hurricane Irene? Tell us in the comments below.

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