After Irene did her thing and left the Delaware coast, we went out to see what we could see. Thankfully we didn't have much damage here on the coast. The most flooding came from the bay and its canals rather than the ocean itself. Here is a picture of a bay beach access area. In the first picture you can see Dave sitting on the picnic table and on the second one, he is wading back to us.
For a different perspective...here is a picture of us all set up for a day of wading, playing, and jetskiing in the exact same place this summer.