August 25, 2011

Eye... Eye... IRENE... (Part Two)

Hmmm... Based on my first post (two days ago) it looks like the Hurricane Center's prediction about Irene is pretty close. The local news has pretty much dropped any discussion on the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the east coast (including our area) and in it's place is repetitive coverage of the impending hurricane.

I understand the need to encourage residents to act early to protect property, but the local news here runs from 5pm to 6:30pm in the evenings and from 4:30 to 7:00 every morning... Irene, Irene, Irene... Yack, Yack, Yack...

I know it's only going to get worse over the next few days... I so remember Brian Norcross (the local ABC Weatherman in Miami) before (and after) Hurricane Andrew blew through South Florida 19 years ago yesterday. He was talking to people in closets, bathtubs, and under mattresses (on the phone) giving them advice as to what to do. He is now one of the Hurricane Experts on the Weather Channel...

I'll try to keep everyone posted, unless "someone drops a house on me too"...

Over, "Out", in the path of Hurricane Irene, here in Portsmouth, VA USA

1 comment:

Trickle Down BS said...

I've lived in South Florida for quite sometime now and went through Andrew. I had an advertising agency and it wiped me out by obliterating my three best customers in South Miami and my office.
Then there was Wilma more recently and my house sustained roof damage to the tune of $30,000 which I had to shed out because the insurance didn't cover the older than 15 year roof.
I breath a sigh of relief today but I am aware that some of you will be smack in its path...I wish you luck and I advise you to batten down the hatches and keep best to you.


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