Friday, August 26, 2011

Cautions for the Wind

We are preparing for Irene here. The company is busily getting each site as tight as possible, and LM and I are planning to spend the weekend together, as usual, but we'll work to get his house secure and plan to be without power, just in case, beginning late Sun. I will stay with him through the night Sunday rather than come home to be alone. So far, there is not much variation in Irene's path, and we are forecast to be east of the eye and where the highest winds will be. The wait seems interminable, as the moisture heavy air and heat attempt to stifle us.

All our attention has been on waiting for news from Eleuthera. The storm has passed over the island, and tropical winds and tidal surges have lashed our favorite place of fragile beauty. Communication from the island right now is very limited and only a few photos have come our way showing flooding, and a turned over airplane at the local airport....waiting feels endless. SIL David will go over as soon as he can (UPDATE: He arrived around 2 this afternoon, as far as we know) to be of help to neighbors and friends, and to check on the status of their house.

I will let you all know when I hear any news. This morning early we heard that the winds were very damaging, and that many home are destroyed on the south part of the island and surrounding small islands.

Otherwise, I am ready for the cleaning company to come in this morning to undo the damage I did in the smoothie disaster on Monday. It will be so nice to have all my rugs cleaned. Next I'm having the windows cleaned inside and out. Glad I waited until after the storm as much salt spray will be kicked up this weekend!

Love to all, and for anyone else in the storm path, take care!

6 comments:

Happy Days said...

Irene will be hitting South Carolina at 2 ish. I hope our friends lake house and 2nd house will be ok. We can only hope she will run out of gas a little bit before she slams into the Cape. I fear Mahatten will be underwater about 6-8 feet - it lays so low. How awful for those who live and have business there. Hang in there!!...debbie

judemiller1 said...

Here we are--high and dry in Michigan with cool temps and sunny days. I keep picturing my little cottage rental on the beach in Nags Head and fear it will be gone when all this is over. Glad you have a safe place to stay--I don't want you too near the ocean this weekend!

Beverly said...

You have been on my mind a lot...hope you will not be close to the beach. I do not remember if you have ever mentioned how close you are. Stay safe....

Linda said...

Stay safe and let us hear from you if you can. We'll be thinking about you.

Retired English Teacher said...

Stay safe. I hope you have no damage in that area.

Retired English Teacher said...

Stay safe. I hope you have no damage in that area.