Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene Insomnia

The heavy rain woke me up this morning so a short post.  I am near Binghamton, NY (upstate NY) away from the shore, but we are receiving rain from Hurricane Irene now.  We will be getting heavy wind later this morning and that is the point where we would be in danger of losing our power.

My sister in law from downstate is here and I hope she is sleeping better than I am.  According to the Weather Channel, all the major highways in her area:  the Saw Mill, the Taconic-are closed.  I know that they had announced closings a couple of days ago of the Bronx River Parkway.  I feel for her, because she won't know what she is coming home to (home being a suburb of New York City) until she arrives home.  Same for my mother in law and brother in law, who are staying with another relative in this area.

When daylight comes (less than an hour) we will awaken to an interesting world.

We are under a wind advisory until 8pm and under a flood watch through "late tonight".  Our forecast:  tropical storm conditions possible.  Windy, etc.   Right now it is 66 degrees with gusts up to 31 miles per hour.

I am going to post this, and my Civil War post (already written) now.  If we still have power, I will try to post again sometime today.  If I can talk my sister in law into writing a guest blog for posting in early September (she is a blogger, too) I think that would be fun.  Otherwise, we have a lot of books in the house. 

Be well and safe, all my readers in the Irene zone!

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