Saturday, August 27, 2011

Waiting for Hurricane Irene

Being over prepared is always better than being under prepared. Today at Stop and Shop many shoppers were in a frenzy stocking up on items in preparation. As of 3:00pm today the store wa
s out of propane; it is a good idea to call ahead to see if the store has gotten another delivery. Not to insight panic, but as you can see in the photos of the beverage isle , and the paper products isle, bottled water and paper towels are particularly popular items.

This afternoon I plan to curl up and finish reading "The Great Hurricane of 1938" by Cheri Burns which I have found to be a phenomenal read taking the reader thru an hour by hour account of the hurricane that devastated New England and killed nearly 700 residents on September 20th of 1938.What I really like about this specific book as opposed to the few others arecalling the event, is that Burns includes a bibliography of all the
direct quotes she took from newspaper accounts of the day.
I blogged about my grandfather's recollection of the hurricane last year before Hurricane Earl: recalls the jubilation when a chicken truck tipped over on Court Street scattering poultry which found their way to many hungry residents' dinner tables as a result.
Will Irene be a hundred year storm? Let's hope not. Be safe.


Elizabeth Bobrick said...

I just got back from the Middletown Stop 'n Shop -- they seem to have restocked. I was going for leeks & sour cream (decided to make lots of soup tonight), not looking for water. It was very quiet, but there's lots to eat in there. And an amazing amount of beer. I thought that would have sold out right after the water.

David Bauer said...

The City water that comes from your tap is much cheaper, more regulated & tested, than the bottled water you are paying several dollars a gallon for.

I would incite you to fill up as many clean containers as you need to with good old tap water.

Anonymous said...

It's 8:30 am Sunday morning - I just heard there is a very large tree down on Union Street, near the YMCA parking lot, but it doesn't seem to have caused any damage to cars.

Hope everyone is safe right now!