Irene v. Katrina

There is a world of difference between being "over-prepared" for a storm that fizzled out, and being flattened by Katrina in 2005.  Can you reasonably say you were "over-prepared" for a storm if it fails to materialize into exactly what you thought it would (or worse)?

I'm glad Irene wasn't as bad as it could've been, and I'm grateful for government agencies and private enterprises who work for our protection and provision in the event of a disaster.  But saying we were "over-prepared" for Irene seems like a college football team beating a high school football team by 75 points and then claiming they would've won against an NFL team if they'd shown up instead.