The above photo gives you an idea of our hurricane preparedness. Note large bottle of brandy – every bit as essential as anything else when the power’s out and all you can hear is howling wind and the weather radio, and you’re already getting on each other’s nerves.
It’s very windy now, and power is starting to go out in different places across the state. This could be my last post for a while, but my fingers are crossed.
Last night the fire department came and handed us a mandatory evacuation notice. We’re are free to stay, but no one will help us if we get into trouble.
Down at one of the marinas this morning, the water was creeping up onto the road.
We took a quick drive to the store and on the way home we stopped at Worden’s pond, the largest lake in the state. Access to the beaches is blocked now, so this intrepid windsurfer was sailing here.
When neighborhoods are evacuated, you have to go through a police checkpoint to return to your house. This officer told us “Have fun and good luck!”
The storm is still far away, but we’re starting to get some pretty strong gusts now. Sometimes the house shakes. Looks like it’s going to be a sleepless night.