This past weekend, Hurricane Irene wrecked havoc on the east coast. To be honest, I’ve never experienced a hurricane, and hope I never do, so my vision is of lots of wind and rain, causing roofs to blow off and trees to fall thanks to various news reports. The closest I’ve come to a strong force of mother nature is a tornado, and that was far off in the distance. But the pictures the news reports show don’t make either force look gentle or inviting.
The airports in New York were shut down on Saturday and Sunday, affecting a number of JetBlue flights. According to JetBlue, 1,252 flights were cancelled between Saturday and Monday. People who found themselves stranded got on Twitter and Facebook to share their frustration with the rest of us.