8.26.2011

Waiting for Irene

Just a quick update on things in NE NC...

The fire in the swamp continues to burn but firefighters are being pulled out because of an approaching hurricane.  The good news is that we are expecting 8 to 12 inches of rain with this system.  The bad news is the wind over the area is expected to be 65 mph, sustained.

We have secured everything that can be secured and emergency provisions are in place.  Now we wait to see if Irene is going to behave herself.  At the very least we expect torrential rains and wide-spread power outages.  I'll be back when I can to share photos and let you know how we fared.  Meanwhile, if you, too, are in the path of this storm, please stay safe!



6 comments:

KaHolly said...

Hopefully it will stay to our left and bring us only stormy weather on Sunday. Winds are expected to pack a punch. I hope the heavy rains help extinguish the fire and no other damage occurs during the stormy conditions.

swamp4me said...

Thanks, Karen. I hope by the time she reaches you she has lost her punch!

Samantha said...

Sending good thoughts..stay safe..

Pablo said...

My daughter moved to Brooklyn two years ago. In that time, she's experience a tornado, and earthquake, and now a hurricane. She'd probably be safer back here in Tornado Alley.

Floridacracker said...

Been thinking of you and your new house.
Be safe!

JSK said...

Hope you are safe and didn't suffer damage