Aug 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene - The Morning After

Irene Slams the East CoastRain is clearing up and winds are down to 20-25mph gusts this morningStill a little wave action this morning.Seems pretty peaceful on the docks at the moment.
Dragon boats took on a little water, but still floating fine.Ducks still enjoying the rain. Water levels appear to be down around Haines Pt.This bimini frame was the only damage I noticed around the marina this morning.A few tree branches down on the seawall.Piece of styrofoam came loose from one of the docks.
Please make sure your bottles don't end up in the Potomac!Washington Kastles Stadium still has a bit of standing water.A fence blew over in the Kastles StadiumWharf banners on the Former Zanzibar buildingOnly noticed this morning that the parking garage had boarded up openings along the seawall.
Some additional tree branches around 7th St LandingAnother, larger branch down near the entrance of the former Zanzibar buildingLights at 7th St Landing seemed to have survived Irene fine.Wharf Farmers Market banners seem to have survived fine.

The live-aboard community seems to have weathered the storm fine. Besides a few downed tree branches and one mangled bimini frame, I didn't notice any additional damage when I walked the docks this morning.

The Capital Weather Gang says that we should expect light rain to continue for another 2-3 hours. Winds are slightly weaker this morning 20-25 mph sustained, down from 30-40 mph overnight.

I shot a quick video this morning to give you a better idea of current conditions at the marina: