Now this same area is watching n waiting for a huge category 2 hurricane Irene, to travel up the coast and pay us a visit. We live pretty much inland, so we expect winds n rain overnight on Saturday. But the coastal area's are being evacuated because of the storm surge! It's a real nail bitter and everyone is glued to the weather channel. They are saying that this could be a Historic storm because it will affect so many states. Jer n I are sitting tight n praying for the darn thing to blow out to sea and spare the
millions of people who live here!!!
Prayers do help...so if you can...send some our way! Thanx my friends!
LATEST DEVELOPEMENT ON THE STORM 9:21am
just cloudy now, but expecting heavy rain n gusty winds overnite into tomorrow morning here in our neck of the woods!!!! We really lucked out!!!
Hurricane Irene zeroed in on land Saturday, losing some power but still threatening a catastrophic run up the East Coast as more than 2 million people were told to move to safer places to escape the massive storm.
New York City ordered America's biggest subway system shut down for the first time ever because of a natural disaster. A hurricane warning was issued for the city for the first time in two decades, and more than a quarter-million people in New York were ordered to evacuate.
The warning was in effect Friday from North Carolina in the south all the way to Massachusetts in the north. Officials declared emergencies, called up hundreds of National Guard troops, shut down public transit systems and begged hundreds of thousands of people to obey evacuation orders.
U.S. airlines were canceling at least 6,100 flights through Monday, grounding hundreds of thousands of passengers. The storm could strike major airports from Washington to Boston with heavy rain and dangerous winds.
Yes, stay safe.
We are in communication with our oldest son in the DC area, too.
I echo the two posts above! This storm is so huge the effects will be felt for a number of hours. All the best to you and all affected by Irene.
Hoping you all stay safe and sound.
I too echo what others said...stay safe
This is all so unreal. It's been an amazing week, hasn't it? While you experienced the earthquake on the east coast...Colorado had one and so did California...all the same day. Wow. And then Irene...'nough said. Storms like this in such populated areas can play so much havoc on lifestyles and lives.
My Week's Summary & Shadow Shot
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