As if the earthquake wasn’t enough. Now residents are preparing for Hurricane Irene, one of the biggest storm threats since the 40’s. Get a bird’s eye view without getting wet with these local webcams: Atlantic City, Belmar, Lavallette, NYC, Point Pleasant. You can also track Irene’s path via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website; it’s the essential resource for accurate weather reporting. NOAA also provides a Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide to help prepare for hurricane hazards, which come in many forms, including storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Also visit the Asbury Park Press’ website for a list of evacuation routes and resources. Be safe!