Saturday, August 27, 2011
A look at the Irene forecast and winds as of this morning indicates that the storm has become a bit weaker since yesterday. That gives more reason to hope that the storm will not have the powerful winds when it reaches CM that were feared this time yesterday. Flooding and power outages, of course, are still a serious concern. Remember: Katrina did not really "hit" New Orleans -- it landed many miles away from New Orleans. It was the storm surge and flooding associated with Katrina which caused the disaster that we will always remember. So nobody's out of the woods yet -- it's just there's a bit more reason to hope for less damage than feared.
Here's a few leftover preparation photos from yesterday for you, courtesy of Colleen Bolger: