Friday, August 26, 2011

Rock You Like A Hurricane

Irene looks like it's gonna be a direct hit for us.  Cat. 2 and 100 mph winds projected when it hits Delaware Sunday morning and we're square in the "extreme" threat level for this storm.

I had planned to go to the beach this weekend but that obviously isn't going to happen.  In fact, as of yesterday they'd already closed the Indian River Inlet bridge so there's no way I'd be able to make it to the house if I wanted to.

I guess I should decide where I'm gonna hunker down.  I'm probably better prepped at the apartment than my parents are at their house.

Stay safe everyone!


Bubblehead Les. said...

While you still can, hit the Grocery Store for some Canned Tuna, Beef Stew, and some Bottled Water. Won't go Bad, and you can eat it Cold. Also, a pack of Fresh Batteries would be useful. Candles in a Disaster are the LAST Choice. Portable Radio would help also, but try to get one that uses AA or AAA Batteries. Those little 9 volt Square ones are almost Obsolete. Take care, and Blog us when you are safe.

Mike W. said...

have canned tuna & other canned foods and some water flashlight etc. etc.

BobG said...

Best of luck for the coming storm.

Jay G said...

Stay safe, Mike.

Sean D Sorrentino said...

Don't be foolish. Delaware is entirely sand, flushed out of the Delaware River. The whole thing is nothing but a barrier island, and can get washed away.

See if you can find a friend who lives inland 100 miles or so, preferably on high ground. You can always come back when it's over. You can't evacuate once the storm washes your State into the Atlantic.

Laura said...

be safe.

fill up the tub with water...condense everything in the freezer into as small a space as possible and put containers of water in the empty spaces.

get in touch sometime throughout the weekend, let me know you survived, eh?

Mike W. said...

Thanks guys. All is well here so far, just wet and a little windy.

Sean - real funny :P. How are things in NC?

Laura - thanks. Will be filling the tub so I can use the crapper if necessary. I'll give ya a call later. You & Chris stay safe.

Sean D Sorrentino said...

My section of NC is fine. We got less than an inch total of rain. Raleigh is far enough inland that we weren't bothered too badly.

Plus, we aren't built on the crap flushed out of the Delaware River, so there's less chance we will wash off into the Atlantic.