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TWC increases their threat level
We're always saved by the Carolinas. Always. Either that happens again this time, or she goes out to sea.
It also shows a Cat 2 overtop of NYC.
I'll go out on a limb here and guess that we'll get some wind and rain from this storm, but that's it. Just like all the other hurricanes that lose their power as they get closer....
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guess I'm not going to Sesame Place on Sunday
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The locals down in Lewes are not taking this lightly. A lot of outdoor furniture going inside, boats and kayaks coming off the dunes and beaches, storm shutters coming out.
It helps that today is pretty windy down here.
As I stated in the Weather thread.... the tides have been abnormal high all week so there could be some flooding if it continues.
Lewes is a practical, well educated town.... I'm not sure Dewey is being as careful.....
We're supposed to leave for vacation on Sunday. We're travelling northwest but probaby won't venture out if it's super crappy.
Latest rain forecast from NWS HPC....
Get your swimmies on.
We're down in Virgina Beach right now. We'll be cutting our vacation short and coming home Saturday. Just to be safe. So far no one down here is boarding anything up or making preperations as far as I can see. Which I really can't understand. From the looks of the ocean it's gonna get rough. We've watched the surf get rougher and rougher all day today. It is a noticable difference. We'll be spending the next 2 days on the beach, weather permitting. If the surf gets any rougher though the kids will opt for the pool. I'm parking my fat ass on the beach as long as I can. lol I just want to leave early enough to get over the bridge. If the cross winds get too bad they'll restrict traffic. This has been a memorable experience for sure, first an earth quake, now a hurricane. No wonder we only go away once a year!!!
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I'll be loading up on milk and bread and ice for the cooler and all that happy crap sometime on Saturday night. Get the portable grill ready. This has all the makings of another Isabel. People up here were without power for a week after that one.
Glad I opted out of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan concert on Randall's Island in NYC this weekend. 75k people on a ferry accessible only island during a hurricane sounds like a logistical nightmare.
I keep waiting for an announcement from them but so far I've only received a tweet that today's soundcheck was canceled. Hmmmmm.
I came up to Penn today but am heading back to the beaches tonight to get my kids and pets back north. Depending on traffic.... I'll prolly wait until late Friday night to drive back. I love being at the beaches for hurricanes but school is Monday and I have too much to do.
Thanks for the updates Robb!
I suppose to go down to Lewes this Sat...but Irene is not going to stop me...it's going to be there on Sunday anyway...
My husband just told me to gas up before I hit the resort area because it's chaotic down there right now. I'm hoping I can get in to pack, secure the property and grab the kids. I'll let you know more as soon as I get there.
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