Since Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas coast on Sept. 13, 2008, causing the biggest loss of power in the state’s history, Hurricane Irene is the first hurricane that made landfall in the US. this year. In fact, category-1 Hurricane Irene just made landfall in North Carolina this evening. That’s a lot better than what has been predicted. I mean.. it could have been worse. Now, NYC is threatened as it could be on the Hurricane Irene’s path. Hopefully, it will be weakened or at least stay as category 1 hurricane. Hope everyone stays dry and be safe!