Hurricanes can really suck. So can social media.
That said, when the entire East Coast is under the gun from Irene, it's a reality check. And while it can be repetitive after awhile, it's also nice to see everyone band together on Facebook and Twitter. We argue about a lot in life -- politics, sports, personalities, etc. -- but it's refreshing when New Englanders and New Yorkers and Philadephians and Marylanders and Virginians and Carolinians can comfort each other and let everyone know on their respective statuses that (thus far) they're all OK.
Fingers crossed for one more day where we all end up safe.