Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene is Coming 2011
It's only raining a little bit right now, but we've been watching the progress of Hurricane Irene all day. We did the mandatory beer and wine shopping, and Kevin took out our air conditioners to seal the windows. I even vacuumed because I won't be able to if we lose the power, which will almost definitely happen since we've lost power in much smaller storms. We survived Hurricane James today (he was screaming all day from teething and took no naps), and he is now peacefully asleep in our room, so we can watch him during the storm.
Irene is scheduled to go directly over our town with 67-74 mile per hour winds. Nonetheless, we're not in an evacuation zone, so we're comfy on the couch with our aforementioned beer and wine. We have friends in similar situations in New York City, who aren't in evacuation zones, but are close to them, or close to the water, so we're hoping things go relatively smoothly for everyone. Especially since New York public transit was shut at noon today, so moving around once the storm begins isn't going to be possible. Not that getting on an underground subway was really going to work in torrential rains anyway. When we lived in Brooklyn, our subway stop would flood in the lightest drizzle.
Anyway, since we're bound to lose power, I'm going to leave you with one of Kevin's posts, in case we're offline for a few days. Stay tuned for the next post.