Tuesday I was shocked to hear that a hurricane was probably heading up the East Coast. I don't pay attention to the news very much, only what makes headlines on my Yahoo home page. So Tuesday was when I first started tracking the storm. See, Son was suppposed to sail on the AJ Meerwold on Wednesday, with me spending the day at the beach. Plus my parents and neighbor, Kathy are in Tenneessee and supposed to travel home sometime at the end of the week.
Hurricane Earl - Sept 2010
At one point I heard that Earl would pass within 150 miles east of Atlantic City on Friday. I am about 70 miles WEST of AC right on the Delaware River. That path would have put me within 200 or so miles of the hurricane. Not a place I want to be if there is to be lots of rain and a storm surge!
Wednesday after the trip to the beach, Son and I battened down the hatches around here just to do our part to ensure Earl stayed even further East of us. I also advised my parents of the current forecast and they decided to stay in Tennessee for another day, just to avoid any potential problems from the storm.
Fortunately for us, Earl stayed WAY, WAY east of Atlantic City. So far East we didn't even get any desperately needed rain! We did get a pretty high tide this evening. A ship went by and when the wake hit the bulkhead, we had major waves! And poor Jaxon was playing by the bulkhead got soaked and scared.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people in North Carolina, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and further north as you deal with Earl. Hopefully, your clean up will be quick and plain-less!