Me & IrenePosted: August 27, 2011
I thought it might be a good idea to take a sec and let everyone know I am safe from the hurricane that is now making landfall in North Carolina. I started getting emails and tweets last night wishing me well and hoping for my safety. Thank you so much to all who’ve been looking at the storm map and thinking “wait a minute, I think I know someone there.”
I live just outside of Charlotte, about 300 miles inland from the Outer Banks. North Carolina is deceptively large. It’s breezy here right now, but not so bad that the hummingbirds aren’t able to make their rounds. The forecast here is for gusts of perhaps thirty miles per hour.
A few made a point to check on my son. Thanks even more for that. He is in Raleigh at North Carolina State University, about 2.5 hours east of where I am. He’s going to get a little more weather there, but I think the winds there will top out at around 40 mph. His dorm is like a fort, but I’m guessing he won’t spend the whole day in that fort.
I know a lot of the folks who read my silliness are along the east coast and in the path of this storm. Please take it seriously and let me know you came through alright…once the power comes back on.
If you would, please keep the folks living on the Outer Banks of NC in your thoughts today. There are a lot of good people living out there who are having a bad day. When you start planning your vacation for next summer, keep them in mind. They will be ready and you’ll be happy you went there.