Before and After Pictures of Hurricane Irene Are Stunning and SadCasey Chan8/31/11 2:20pm63EditPromoteGo to permalinkAs I woke up Sunday morning in NYC after Hurricane Irene, I was disappointed. Why? Because naively, I wanted to see what a "real" hurricane looked like. Now that I've seen these before and after pictures, I'm embarrassed for feeling like that. The pictures are gut wrenching.