Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane diary 2 - Rain band 2

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Rain Band 2 of Irene hit about 5:00 PM, and the rain just stopped about 7:00 PM.

On the advice of friends, we have filled the bathtub with cold water, so we'll have something to flush the toilet with in case power is lost long enough to shut down the water system.

Half an hour ago Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia finished a news conference announcing a state of emergency. Those still in any flood-prone area are strongly exhorted to leave NOW, and everyone else needs to stay indoors.

We live at an elevation above 250 feet, several miles from the nearest river. Hanging in there.

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