Morris and Sussex Counties began experiencing heavy rains and winds Saturday night as Hurricane Irene began creeping up the state. , and by Sunday morning many towns were hit hard with downed trees and drowning roads.
So we asked this weekend: What's it like by you? Is your power out? Winds causing a hazard? Do you see floods near your home? Have you been out of the house (and if so, why?)—and if so, how's it doing out there?
Your answers, and those of your neighbors, were captured all weekend in the live chat above. We closed it out after midnight Sunday, but you can still review the entire conversation here.
We received hundreds of comments from Morris-area residents on everything from road closures to supermarket supplies, and answered as many questions as we could. We also brought in Irene-related news from local sources via Twitter, and shared our own updates, which came fast and furious as the staffs of our 10 area Patch sites worked all day to keep their communities informed.
If you're on a mobile phone and can't see the chat, use this link. It should work in iPhones and most smartphones.
Thanks to everyone who took part and helped at a new layer to our coverage. Your eyes and ears helped make our reports far more complete.
Best of luck in the storm's aftermath. Continue turning to Patch for news on how the recovery's going.