Posted by: 2in10 | 08/28/2011


Hurricane or tropical storm?

Cape Cod Bay is churning with whitecaps. Birds of almost a dozen varieties sweep onto the deck to nab some black oil sunflower and thistle seed. The storm is with us but the threat of danger seems to be past. So far our electric power at the cottage has stayed on. It’s not raining and the sky brightens here and there. We’ll see how we fare, but I am hopeful we will get through this weather event just fine.

We have been preoccupied with Hurricane Irene since Thursday — whether or not we could stay in our cottage for the balance of the rental — if the landlady would have the carpenter board it up and if we would be safe. 

Now the wind is gusting but the sun is shining and the burden of fear is lifted as we are getting through the tropical storm watch period. Side benefits? communication with family members up and down the Eastern seaboard and offers to stay with family and friends on the Cape if needed.

Something I will continue to use: Put your town or zip code into the search box on the left and you will get a reasonable forecast from the National Weather Service. In the case of Irene, without the hype of national news, we got a forecast that enabled us to make a good determination of whether or not we should try to stay.

I hope you are safe wherever you are.



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