It's been a year since Tropical Storm Irene roared into Rhode Island, leaving thousands of people in Barrington without electrical power for days — and forcing the superintendent to delay the opening of school for a week.
Many property owners, especially the owners of two homes side by side on Lantern Lane, will remember the damage done by falling trees. Both homes had trees topple onto them within minutes of each other.
National Grid, which officials and residents criticized last year for delays in restoring electrical service, this year issued a list of steps it's taken to be in better shape to respond to potential problems.
Now that we're back in hurricane season — although there's no immediate threat of a storm of Irene's power — it's a good time to ask: Have you done anything to prepare for another hurricane or tropical storm?
Did you buy an electrical generator? Have you stocked up on water, canned food, candles, and batteries? Or will you worry about a storm when it's on its way?
Let us know in the comments — and click the "Upload photos and video" link to add your memories of Tropical Storm Irene from 2011.