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Friday, September 5, 2008

Hurricane's A Comin'

Scott's Dad, Brian called the other night to check in. They live in Baton Rouge and got the tail end of Hurricane Gustav. That part of the family are all holed up using a generator to run the refrigerator. Though I'm not sure what they do for groceries since they don't expect to have power for another week. The grocery stores probably don't have power either. Though he did say that the governor was working to get the infrastructure such as grocery stores and gas stations set up first. They seem to be doing alright for now.

Scott and I on the other hand, should probably go to the store and buy some water. Hurricane Hanna is headed our way. See Map:

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The weather channel tells us this:

THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN COASTAL SECTIONS OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY... SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...INCLUDING ALL OF NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND...AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

HOME OWNERS ARE URGED TO SECURE ALL LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS. GARBAGE CANS AND LAWN FURNITURE CAN EASILY BECOME PROJECTILES WITH THE ONSET OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS. ALL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ARE URGED TO STOCK UP ON BATTERIES...FLASHLIGHTS...DRINKING WATER AND NON-PERISHABLE FOODS. PEOPLE ARE ALSO URGED TO REMAIN INDOORS DURING THE STORM AS THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS WILL RESULT IN LOOSE SOIL AND THE THREAT OF DOWNED TREES...LARGE TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the large tree that nearly landed on Brian's house. Apparently it was quite a close call, but the tree missed hitting the house by about 15 feet.

I guess we'd better get those snow shovels out of the backyard. Don't want those to be projectiles. Do you think wind chimes count? Hmmm Somehow I think this is all going to turn into a little rain storm. Perhaps the people who live out on Long Island will see some action though. I wouldn't want to live out there.

2 comments:

  1. Bad Hanna, BAD!

    Stay safe guys, keep us updated Ri =)

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  2. So, how was the tropical storm?

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