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Update on Irene

Updated on August 25, 2011

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Update on Irene

As I write this article for you Irene is sitting right off the coast of Florida. For the most part today it has been dark rainy and we have had bands of tropical fore winds. At times the bands come through the rain is intense making the ground quite moist but we have not lost power and it besides being a bad beach day we are none the worse for the storm. While we have gotten more than the news reported we are quite happy that we have not had a direct landfall. I can only hope the rest of the USA is spared. For us the majority of Irene will pass tonight. We may have bands tomorrow of rain and wind tomorrow but nothing like today so for this we are grateful.

And we would all sigh collectively except while watching this storm we know our neighbors to the North are in jeopardy. For those of my close hubbing buddies, I have been in contact and they have been kind enough to be in contact with me.

And we would all be happy except we know Ted is out there in the Atlantic making its way towards the Bahamas now. It is relatively early in Hurricane season to have so many storms come through. Ted is a "T" named storm and while I have lived in Florida long enough to finish the English alphabet storm names and the Greek alphabet storms names we have not yet had to switch to the Hebrew alphabet storm names but this year maybe the except. At this point hurricane season looks ot be very long this year.

As I complete this hub a really bad rain and wind band went through and we lost cable. Power is on for the time being.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi davenmidtown,

      I remember when Frances hit and how it flooded out Cleveland. This storm is going to effect a lot of people so I wanted to provide for those who are not use to having to prepare for hurricanes. It is a shared ordeal this year so I was more than glad to share. Thank you for noticing and commenting. I appreciate your reading, taking the time to comment and providing feedback.

      It is my greatest hope everyone stays safe as well. We have winds at gusts up to 55 miles per hour which is nothing but more than that was initially predicted. Hurricane Irene is growing stronger right now and it is about 200 miles due east of where I am at with gusts of up to 135 miles per hour right now. The lesson to know here is no matter what is predicted by the news always error on the side of caution. So yes, I hope everyone is safe as well.

      Thanks

      JT

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      David Stillwell 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Thank you for writing this hub. I love that you had the heart to put all those additional resources in there for people to use. I hope that people stay safe.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Deborah-Diane,

      If they are evcuated then they are safe. Nothing is more important than the preservation of life. My thoughts are with all of those effected by Hurricane Irene because it is kicking here.

      JT

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      Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      We have friends who live all up and down the Eastern seaboard. Some of them have already evacuated. I'm afraid it is going to be a very rough week for those communities. It's hard to believe they just had an earthquake, too!