Musings —08.30.2011 05:26 AM—
I know, I know. Toronto, Montreal and Calgary are sufficiently inland that any hurricane would have a difficult time causing the damage Irene did in places like New York City. I know.
But, as I and countless other Canadians drove out of various U.S.-based vacation spots this past weekend ? hurrying to avoid Irene?s promised destruction ? it was hard not to be impressed by the Americans? preparations for what could have been the biggest hurricane.