Friday, August 26, 2011

C'mon Irene!

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.


Dani said...

Stay safe and good luck. :)

Erin said...

And fill up all the bathtubs! At least you will be able to flush with no well pump! Thinking of you.... ")

Annie's Granny said...

It's upsetting to have so many friends on the east coast that are waiting for this hurricane to hit them. I worry about each and every one of you. I'm hoping and praying you weather the storm, and you and your family and pets stay safe.

Kelly said...

Thanks Erin, bathtubs will be full! :)

We will be fine, but the folks with businesses and homes on our south-facing shores may not be so fortunate.

Sue said...

Kelly-hope you guys will be okay!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Kelly,
I haven't been able to visit all the blogs I like lately. My thoughts and prayers are with those of you in the path of Irene.

I live in Nebraska, and my husband and I rarely travel. In June of 2007, we drove to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We had never seen an ocean before, and I was determined to see one before we got too old to enjoy it. We just loved it! When I see the coverage of hurricanes now, I know where some of the places are that they are broadcasting from. like you, I hope there is minimal destruction of beaches and property.