Hurricane Irene is HUGE.

It may have now been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, but, man, look at the NASA pic below.  You can really get a sense of just how big this is...taking up about 1/3 of the US Eastern coast.  Prayers for those in its way.  I was born in Massachusetts, I was raised in New York, and I attended seminary in North Carolina.

Peace.  Be safe.

This is a NASA picture I got over at Mashable.