Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene - Update

Sunday - 8/28/2011
7:00 pm - the worst seems to be over (except for wind - rain has stopped). Thankfully were fared much better than some people when know. No damage to our home that we can assess, no basement flooding or downed trees in our yard.  Thank you for your concern.  I feel terribly for those who experienced significant loses.

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We are still doing okay here with Hurricane Irene as of 9:25 am on Sunday. Fingers crossed, prayers said. Thanks for all of your caring comments. I appreciate that.

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8/26/2011
Earthquake a few days ago, and now we are expected to be in the path of Hurricane Irene as well. My personality is pretty low key, but Mr. Bib by the Sea is Type A, so extra flashlights, water, food, pet supplies, 2 full tanks of gasoline have been purchased and tomorrow the patio furniture and plants will be taken indoors.

My biggest priority today was buying coffee and getting a pedicure and my hair done as I've been off for a few days. I mean "priorities right". If I can't get out for several days at least my toes and hair will be pretty!

Seriously, many parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are predicted to be right in the direct path of the hurricane - Sunday morning  is when we expect to head for the finished basement and hope for the best. Waves are expected to reach 20++ feet in some areas.  Many businesses have already announced closings through Tuesday.

As for us, we have huge pine trees very close to our deck and sliders, and also large palladium windows in our living room, so if trees come down, it could spell disaster.

If you don't see any posts from me after Saturday for a while, it may be that we have had major power outages. Our power company, called us already with a safety recording in preparation for Sunday's weather.

I will be thinking of you and hoping everyone will come out of this unharmed.

45 comments:

  1. I hope you weather the storm safely.

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  2. Stay Safe Diane! It looks like pretty much all of MA and NH will get hit.

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  3. Stay safe! Sending positive vibes your way...

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  4. Stay safe and I hope there isn't any major damage to your property!

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  5. Thinking of you and the family. I had to delay our big drive from North Florida to Virginia Beach for our move. We were originally planning to leave today and now we've delayed it to Sunday so that we're not driving in the storm. Crazy times!

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  6. Stay safe and hunker down...here in Mississippi we highly underestimated Katrina...never again...will be looking forward to your "after the storm" post.

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  7. Stay Safe and hope to see a post from you soon saying "all clear and all OK here"

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  8. I love your list of storm priorities....so right!! LOL
    Beth

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  9. I don't expect the storm to wreck havoc at my place, but I'm kind of worried for my brother - he's smack in the middle on NYC. Hope the storm just grazes by and goes away. I hope you stay safe too and get a few good reads in.

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  10. I hope that you and Mr. Bib of the Sea stay safe! And thank God you got the coffee - definitely a high priority! :)

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  11. Stay Safe Diane, hope you get the chance to read still (Frenchman's Creek!) but it will be too much to expect in this anxious times. I pray that you and your family are safe from Irene. Take care.

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  12. Stay safe! We are outside of Boston and hunkering down, too. Gotta get the patio furniture in today! -beth

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  13. Good luck and let us know how it comes out!

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  14. Stay safe, and being prepared is a good thing. We will look forward to an update telling us all is A-O-K.

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  15. Hope everything is ok and you stay safe and there's no major damage to your place xxx

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  16. Hope you come through the storm unscathed. We are in the path as well, and just hoping for the best.

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  17. Be safe! Let's hope it misses both of us and our husbands are worried for nothing.

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  18. Thinking of you and yours, Diane. We are only going to get 40 mph winds and maybe 7" of rain, but you are right in Irene's path. I do hope you will be safe.

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  19. The storm seemed to pass us by, but that means it's hitting someone else. I will be thinking of you and hoping that you stay safe out there. Let us know how you are doing when you can!

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  20. I'll be thinking of you and hoping you stay safe.

    My family went through Katrina and it was pretty awful. Your trees should provide you with wind break, though. Did you tape your windows? Glad your fella is Type A so you're prepared.

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  21. Stay safe! My thoughts are with you (and all in the storm's path). I hope all will turn out well.

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  22. I hope you and yours will all be safe!

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  23. And we will be thinking about, Diane! Stay safe.

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  24. I hope you make it through the storm safely. Irene sure is a monster of hurricane. I'll be thinking of you. I love that you got your pedicure. At least your toes will look pretty through it all!

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  25. Hope you can stay high and dry ... and safe.

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  26. Hoping later this morning will not be as bad as predicted and your area will not suffer too much.I think your hubby's idea is good. Better safe than sorry.

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  27. Good luck. We're watching storm here from the Midwest and hoping everyone stays safe and dry.

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  28. Yes stay safe! You and your family are in my thoughts!

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  29. I'm keeping you guys in my thoughts. Stay safe.

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  30. I'm praying for you Diane! We really lucked out and it wasn't nearly as bad as they thought it would be here. I hope it's the same for you!

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  31. I hope you're okay, Diane. I'm wondering if you lost power. The news is reporting an extremely high number of households without power.

    Hang in there and stay safe. Thinking of you!

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  32. I am so happy that nothing bad happened to you, that is such a relief!

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  33. I hope that all remained safe.

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  34. I'm so happy that you weathered the storm well! The salon appointment in this case WAS a definite priority :) (I'd have done the same, I think).

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  35. I'm so glad that you (and your furbabies) are safe and sound!

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  36. I'm married to a Type A too. Glad you made it through relatively unscathed. It ended up being not as horrible as they made it sound … though I know quite a few people had some serious problems.

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  37. I am sorry I just read about this one. I am glad you and yours are safe.

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  38. You know, I didn't realize you were in Irene's path. So glad you were up and posting again so soon afterwards.

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  39. So glad to hear that you and your house survived Irene.

    It's Tuesday night, we are just getting settled in a hotel. No power expected for days.

    I hope to find time to relax/read post Irene.

    have a great week!

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  40. SO glad to hear that you're doing okay and no major damage! You've had a stressful week with an earthquake and hurricane!!

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