As Isaac nears Florida, northeast newspapers remember Hurricane Irene one year later

One year ago, journalists debated whether Hurricane Irene, then tracking toward the northeast, was overhyped. Today, as Tropical Storm Isaac delays the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, at least a half-dozen northeast newspapers have devoted their front pages to Irene’s ongoing impact and lessons learned (see below). || Related: The 6 criteria for hype & why Hurricane Irene coverage does not meet them | ‘Ready or not,’ Hurricane Irene storms weekend front pages | Weather Channel, MSNBC, WCTI top list of most informative Hurricane Irene tracking maps | Hurricane Irene provides window into The Weather Channel’s info-tainment || Flashback: Journalists remember when Hurricane Andrew hit Florida 20 years ago

The Times Herald-Record, based in Middletown, N.Y., appears courtesy of the Newseum

The Journal News, in Harrison, N.Y., appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Star-Ledger, based in Newark, N.J., appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Pocono Record, based in Stroudsburg, Pa., appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Post-Star, based in Glens Falls, N.Y., appears courtesy of the Newseum
The Valley News, of West Lebanon, N.H., appears courtesy of the Newseum

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