Saturday, August 27, 2011

Watching Irene

... and you can too. This interactive map at The Weather Channel allows the viewer, not only to track the path of Hurricane Irene, but determine its time of arrival and relative strength. (It's already dying down, and is now at Category 1. Any lower and it's a "tropical storm.") The writer learned that Irene will pass to the east of DC, just off the Atlantic coast, by about three in the morning on Sunday. The winds should just about reach forty miles per hour. What is left of the eye of the storm will not hit land until it reaches northern New Jersey at eight in the morning.

Meanwhile, here's some great advice on emergency preparedness from the guy who was mayor of New Orleans during Katrina. Oh yeah, this guy actually wants another fifteen minutes.

He can have it.

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