Google now shows 36,900 results for the phrase Come on, Irene, many of them headlines written by editors who apparently can't get that stupid song about a girl named Eileen out of their heads.
A quickie media hurricane Q&A:
What do Atlantic hurricanes do?
They churn up the coast even as they bear down on it.
What about their winds?
They lash. Also, real hurricanes come packing major winds before they make landfall.
And their waves?
Put them all together and what's the result?
A hurricane that pounds the coast.
How do residents of coastal communities prepare?
They brace and hunker down as they await the storm's wrath.
What do hurricanes leave behind?
A swath of destruction, often involving utility poles snapped like matchsticks, sometimes houses moved as if by an occult hand, all forcing residents to sift through the rubble.