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08.28.115:43 PM ET

Funniest Hurricane Tweets

Despite severe damages along the East Coast, Hurricane Irene’s downgrade to a tropical storm caused many to take to Twitter with jokes about the “LetdownApocalypse.”

As soon as the much-hyped Hurricane Irene passed over New York with the force of a tropical storm, the Twitterverse exploded with Irene jokes. “HurricaneIreneShouldHaveTaken” became a local trending topic, people began checking into “LetdownApocalypse” on Foursquare, and the hurricane’s funny Twitter persona, @Irene, began self-deprecating.

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