Sunday, August 28, 2011

HURRICANE IRENE Updates, Warnings, Declarations

Hurricane Irene hasn't stopped bloggers from blogging... least, not this blogger!

I'm weathering the storm in Albany ::: Tropical Storm Warning issued August 28 at 6:21AM EDT expiring August 29 at 6:30AM EDT by NWS Albany ::: as I type, the electric lights in the house are blinking nervously. It's around 0920 and the "brunt" of the winds associated with Hurricane Irene are supposed to reach the Tri-Cities by 1100.

No racing in Saratoga on Sunday...

Tornado Warnings Issued for NYC...


Half a million dark in DC area, after 10 inches of rain...

Yesterday evening I went out to pick up a few "just in case" items, although I don't expect as much gloom, doom and disaster as our local meteorologists are predicting... having said, one power outage can sometimes cause a "domino effect" of adjoining service area outages, so better safe than saying "I wish I had..."

I purchased batteries, dry food and bottled water, along with ice cream , a few culinary treats and some wine. For dinner I made my specialty Spaghetti and Italian Meatballs, old World Style... later on I made some dark chocolate brownies just to have on hand during Sunday afternoon!

"D" batteries were impossible to find (not for me - the "new" Stewarts on New Scotland Avenue had plenty, because most folks had no idea where to look for them in the store layout scheme)

I charged up all the electronics I could find...

One thing that I forgot to do last night before hitting the sack: plugging in the laptop and netbook so they could charge... did that around 0730...

Issued By: NWS Albany (Eastern New York and Western New England)
Jurisdictions: Albany, Schoharie Counties
Headline: Flash Flood Warning issued August 28 at 7:17AM EDT expiring August 28 at 1:15PM EDT by NWS Albany
Description: The National Weather Service In Albany Has Issued A * Flash Flood Warning For... Albany County In East Central New York... This Includes The Cities Of...Watervliet...Latham...Delmar... Colonie...Cohoes...Albany... Schoharie County In East Central New York... This Includes The City Of Cobleskill... * Until 115 PM EDT * At 710 AM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated Flash Flooding From Bands Of Heavy Rain With Embedded Thunderstorms Over The Warned Area Associated With Hurricane Irene. * Locations In The Warning Include But Are Not Limited To Voorheesville...Sharon Springs...Schoharie...Menands... Loudonville...Guilderland...Green Island...Central Bridge And Altamont
Instructions: Most Flood Deaths Occur In Automobiles. Never Drive Your Vehicle Into Areas Where The Water Covers The Roadway. Flood Waters Are Usually Deeper Than They Appear. Just One Foot Of Flowing Water Is Powerful Enough To Sweep Vehicles Off The Road. When Encountering Flooded Roads Make The Smart Choice...Turn Around...Dont Drown. Please Report Flooding To The National Weather Service By Email At Alb.Stormreport@Noaa.Gov Or On Facebook AtWww.Facebook.Com/Us.Nationalweatherservice.Albany.Gov.


Meanwhile in Libya ::: Gaddafi 'seen in Zimbabwe on Mugabe's private jet'...

Tripoli faces severe shortages of food, fuel...

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