I don't have to tell you about how devastating Hurricane Irene was to a lot of people, just in the Albany area. I'm talking about people in the surrounding communities and our close, neighboring states of Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. I think a lot of people heard about "Irene" early last week, but had the idea that our area gets a part of the storm, but usually just a lot of rain and wind. After all, that's usually what we do get. I had the same thought, until this past Thursday afternoon, when I started getting several emergency messages and plans to be ready to use on the air on Sunday. I knew this was going to be bad.

During the storm on Sunday, Jake dad a story about the mudslide in Troy, that destroyed several buildings. B6, our digital guru had some unbelievable pictures of the flooding in Troy. Also, articles from Kevin, Sean and Richie.

You can also help out by donating money to the Red Cross. This is to help people in our area.

I took some pictures on my way home from WGNA, Sunday night, which included some traffic lights out and flooded roads and yards and fallen branches in Colonie. There are also some pictures of the swollen Hoosick River in Rensselaer County.

My wife, Linda, works at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. She received a call to not report to work because of several patients and workers were being evacuated and sent to other hospitals, not to mention numerous roads closed in the Amsterdam / Montgomery County area. Our hearts go out to the people that lost so much because of Hurricane Irene.