Urban Legends and hurricanes.http://www.snopes.com/science/hurricane.asp
I thought there was something about my memory of "taping the windows," and it seems that it's pointless (and gives you work afterwards getting the stickum off). And who would have thought that plywood is not necessarily the savior one one would think unless salvation is very carefully orchestrated.
Note to Pry--lovely on this side of the Sound as well, the classic "calm before the storm." Also agree with the encomium on electricity.
A friend, however, has forwarded some predictions that "Irene's" strength might be less than recently thought, tho' still no picnic. Still, the current eye path seems to have it pass right over me. Just like "Gloria." Sigh.
Offered shelter to friends whose house is maybe five feet above sea level, and within a quarter of a mile of open water. I am one-hundred feet higher, and several miles inland, so I can laugh at "storm surge," but will definitely scream at falling trees.
The Sound was awesome today. It was deserted and the water was like glass--plus it was a beautiful sunny day. I had never seen the Sound so quiet and unchoppy. We went to Northport.
As for New Yorker evacuating--Bloomberg is a dramatic wus.
s***. Our mayor just said people who live in low lying areas by the water should prepare to evacuate. That would be
Where the hell are we supposed to evacuate to? Chicago?