Movie Quote Time
Well, it looks like Irene is going to cause some pretty big problems this weekend. During a planning meeting today, I had to bust out a quote from Full Metal Jacket... "It's a huge s**t sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite."
She is bearing down on the Hampton Roads area where I work, expected to hit us as a category 1 or 2 hurricane at about 2 in the morning. Thankfully, we'll get a glancing blow and she's not moving inland over us. It looks like we'll be operating shelters for those who live in flood-prone areas and won't or can't leave on their own. We should get 10-12 inches of rain and winds gusting to almost 100 mph.
They have ordered tourists to evacuate parts of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and are encouraging the evacuation of the Sandbridge part of Virginia Beach. One of the small, low lying cities in Hampton Roads is supposedly planning a mandatory evacuation tomorrow.
My radio interview went pretty well this morning. They may be calling me this weekend for reports on how people are faring and the aftermath.
I'll try and get posts out to you, but they'll probably be brief. On the home front, we're pretty set for what we need, and we'll be on the outer edges of the storm. On the work front, it is going to be a LOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG few days.