Hurricane Irene was the first tropical cyclone to hit the continental United States since 2008. It diminished in strength from a Category 3 hurricane to a tropical storm as it moved along the East Coast, but remained large, slow-moving and destructive. Earthzine has compiled a list of resources for those interested in examining the formation, path and aftermath of Irene.
The National Hurricane Center should be your first stop for up-to-date and historical information and images. Another one-stop shop is the Google Crisis Response page, with tools and resources to help crisis responders and those impacted by crises.
Ready.gov has resources on disaster preparedness as well. Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs through Nov. 30.
Here is a hurricane preparedness checklist readers may find useful.