Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I am writing this on Sunday morning, Aug 28, about 10:45, while sitting in the parking lot of Cabela's in Scarborough, ME. The worst of the hurricane is due to hit here in about 2 hours and should move through by 2am tomorrow morning. Winds are expected to be sustained at 35-40 with gust of 60-70. And we should expect rain of 3-5 inches. I am about 15 miles inland from the coast, although inlets and rivers are all around. Many businesses have closed, as well as churches and events planned for today, but surprisingly Cabela's is not only open, but doing a brisk business. It has been raining pretty steady since 6am this morning with a few quiet spells and a few downpours. The winds come and go, but I have already felt my RV rock and roll a little and the worst is not here yet. Tom and Nancy just left for Walmart to stock up on a few things before the real storms hits.

I took Fancy out earlier and told her she better get all her business done now, because she won't want to go out later. Hopefully it won't be as bad as they say, although they have opened shelters all over the area. I have one of the shelter, which is only about 2 miles from here, mapped out, just in case. I'll report back tomorrow and let everyone know I fared.


Claudia said...

Judy, we were in Eastport yesterday talking with the locals. They have all said this hurricane is like a Nor-Easter but without the snow. No one seems too worried except for some concerns about flooding due to high tide. Hummmm. Pretty tough people here, I guess.

ladynomad said...

I looked at where Eastport is and you are really far north. So far it hasn't been too bad, nothing more than what you would expect from any storm. But they say the worst should hit in about 2 hours. They are reporting power outages and trees down in our area, but I haven't seen anything that bad where I'm at.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Good luck, and be careful. Probably a rock-n-roll night tonight.