As I write this, CNN News is “all Hurricane Irene, all the time,” and by the time most read it, the power will already have been shut off for a large part of New York City. A third of a million citizens there have been told to evacuate, and at this writing, nine people are dead from the storm along the East Coast.
I’m hearing the usual: people only now trying – desperately – to stockpile everything from water to candles to generators to flashlights. And of course, there’s the “it would be nice to own a gun along about now” that always seems to hit a certain kind of person a little too late.
Good luck to all in the storm’s path. Blog readers in that part of the country are invited to post here with “dispatches from the (storm) front.”