I wanted to make a quick note for those of you in hurricane country that you all be safe this year. I was shocked that the last hurricane to hit US soil was back in 2008, Hurricane Ike. It just seems that hurricanes happen every year. But I guess the keywords are to hit US soil .Hurricane Irene is about to be the 1st hurricane to hit the US this 2011 season.Stay safe everyone!!! IRENE SEEN BECOMING MAJOR HURRICANE Irene was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, but the NHC saw it strengthening into a Category 3 major hurricane over the Bahamas, with winds over 111 mph.Forecasters said a low pressure trough over the eastern United States was expected to shift Irene's track to the east, reducing the risk of a direct landfall in densely populated south Florida.'