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08-26-2011, 10:11 PM
Anyone else preparing to get pummeled?

Here in the DC metro-area we are supposed to get hit from 3pm tomorrow until 3pm on Sunday. The Boyfriend and I went out and bought some peanut butter and bread since they are predicting we will be without power for 2-3 days. Looks like I'll get plenty of reading/knitting done this weekend.

Jan in CA
08-27-2011, 12:31 AM
My daughter is in DC. Hope you all don't get too much!

08-27-2011, 12:39 AM
Get bottled water and lots of batteries, too. I weathered Hurricane Isabel in 2003 on the East Coast. Some parts of Baltimore didn't have power restored for three weeks. Take care and be safe.

Jan in CA
08-27-2011, 11:36 PM
Hope everything is okay so far!

08-28-2011, 01:17 AM
I am getting more and more scared as the time goes on. It is 1:16 am here and the wind is howling and the rain is falling hard and fast. I live in Philadelphia PA and we are expected to get hit the hardest between 4am and 8 am..Eeep!! Irene please be kind :pray:Crossed Fingers

Jan in CA
08-28-2011, 02:38 AM
Of course we'll be kind. :hug: Keeping fingers crossed for you!

08-28-2011, 10:44 AM
We're getting a pretty good pounding in CT, especially along the shore. I hear upstate NY has bad flooding. The wind is still howling here but the bad rain is just about gone where I am in Eastern CT. I have some big oaks around my house and we've been very lucky so far. I've not lost electricity so far but there are those here in town who have.

08-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Our heartfelt best wishes go out to you. If it's any consolation, the hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. I checked on what that means. Winds from 39-73 mph, compared to the 115 or so when it hit North Carolina. Stay safe!

08-30-2011, 10:12 AM
We only lost power in my house for about eight hours but about a quarter of the town still has no power. Many other towns are worse. Still, we are very lucky with no loss of life around here and comparatively little property damage.