, Salem, MA


August 27, 2012

After the rain: Irene's lessons to the East Coast


As a result, some doors are being widened, and some pallets are being swapped out for smaller models.

And while there is concern that aggressively preparing city residents for a storm that never came could make the warning less effective next time — think of the boy who cried wolf — 34-year-old Brooklyn resident Raluca Preda said it’s far better to know.

A year ago, Preda hunkered down in her apartment with her boyfriend and a stash of food, water, and movies, only to find that Irene presented little threat.

Still, Preda has no complaints.

“I think they did a great job,” she said. “They prepared people. There was a lot of information, a lot of live coverage. They were very transparent.”



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