Ahead of Hurricane Irene blowing through the area over the weekend, TWI readers were asked whether they thought it would have an impact locally.


Ahead of Hurricane Irene blowing through the area over the weekend, TWI readers were asked whether they thought it would have an impact locally.

161 people answered the query, with most (55 percent) saying they were battening down the hatches.

Of the remainder, 21 percent said they didn’t believe the storm would do any damage and 22 percent weren’t sure one way or the other.

In a similar vein, today’s poll question asks readers if they lost power during the storm.

If you aren’t among the many who continue to be in the dark and you want to answer, scroll down the page to find the poll on the right side about halfway down — next to our most frequently commented stories.