1. After all the hype, Hurricane Irene wasn't quite as devastating as the media had us expecting. There was flooding and at least $3 billion in damage . . . but this wasn't exactly "Katrina meets Manhattan."
2. So far, 21 deaths have been reported up and down the East Coast. Many have been from people swept away in the flood, or falling trees landing on homes. Some trees also landed on power lines, which caused fires and electrocutions.