Seriously. This waiting and watching hyped weather forecasts gets old quick. We might get a hurricane, or maybe a tropical storm. Maybe a tornado. Either way the threat of rain and high winds = power outage in my tree-heavy region. And that also means no well pump.
BUT- I get better equipped every hurricane season and thankfully we have never gone more than a day without power. If we happen to get hit with lots of downed trees we will be fine for a few days. This storm is different though. Down here flashlights and D batteries don't disappear until the last minute in a typical hurricane watch. This time however, they were cleaned out yesterday morning. Shelves are wiped clean already, things will be grim for those waiting until tomorrow to stock up.
My thoughts are going out to all of those down south who will bear the brunt of Irene's fury. Also to those boaters and coastal dwellers that are facing massive loss with the forecasted storm surge. My mind keeps thinking of the erosion about to occur to so many beloved beaches. Stay safe everyone, and lets hope this turns into another 'miss' for the Atlantic coast.