Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene

For those of us in the Hudson Valley, this latest projected track for Hurricane Irene looks very similar to the path of Hurricane Floyd back in mid-September of 1999.

Floyd passed over Long Island and tracked up into the Connecticut Valley.  Here in the mid-Hudson Valley, where I live, winds brought branches and power outages lasted up to a week for some people.  The exact track for Irene is changing on a day-to-day basis - the movement and strength of a trough of low pressure will affect the storm and may move it further east (or not).

A little emergency preparedness (non-perishable food, water, gas for your car, batteries, etc.) would be prudent.

The National Hurricane Center is the place to go for up-to-date information on the storm.

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