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.”

08.28.11 9:43 PM ET

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.