Saturday, September 9, 2017

Irma, On Her Way

Irma is coming.

She's predicted to travel slightly west of us, so we probably won't get the eye. But she's large enough to cover the entire state, and the northeast quadrant is the roughest section, so we're still in for a crazy ride tomorrow and Monday. 

She's forecast to arrive as a Category 3, meaning winds of 111 to 129 m.p.h. (If you want to know what that means, check out the animation here. Not for the faint of heart.)  

But as my friend Julie says, "Heck, anyone can handle a 3!"

We're in a sturdy building (built in 1925 and still solid). Some of the windows are boarded up, making a safe room in case Irma's track wobbles or she strengthens to bring us more wind than expected. 

We have flashlights, plenty of food and water, and plenty of books to read. We're also mentally prepared to do without electricity for days and maybe for weeks. 

It will be an adventure.


  1. Oh, Jane. You do sound prepared but I'm hoping you won't have to deal with the worst.

    Stay safe - I will be thinking of you.

  2. Please do post when you can to say how you are.

  3. All good here. No power at home, but also no damage. Other parts of the state had it much worse. I consider myself very lucky. Thanks for caring and sending good thoughts!

    Frankly, I'd rather have snow any day!


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