As Isaac is poised to hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, Patch looks back a year ago to Tropical Storm Irene. It was one year ago when , prompting residents and shopkeepers to board their windows. Some evacuated their homes. was converted into a , and residents were left without power. Port Washington was dotted with fallen trees and blocked roads, and asked people to stay indoors for their safety. North Hempstead authorized a 100-person Highway Department tree-trimming crew to work side-by-side with Long Island Power Authority personnel to speed up power restoration. Patch looks back at some of those images.