Aug 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene - 6PMish update





Hurricane Irene, a set on Flickr.

I stepped outside for a quick walk and took some additional photos.

Everyone seems to be pretty hunkered down at this point. The wind has picked up a bit, probably gusting at about 35 mph now. Rain is steady and getting slightly heavier.

No real problems to report in the marina at the moment. I stopped in at a neighbor's for an incredible bowl of chili! Now, back on the boat and getting used to the rocking.

Irene will probably disturb our sleep a bit tonight as sustained winds are supposed to reach 40mph late this evening and early into tomorrow. All the more reason for hurricane parties to run a little later!