Friday, August 26, 2011

Shelter from the Storm

Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge, someday I'll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
"Come in" she said "I'll give you shelter from the storm"
           Bob Dylan

Tonight Kate, I, and the Doodles are refugees...

Hurricane Irene has decided to make a bee-line for Beaufort and we decided that discretion being the better part of valor - it was the smart thing to get out of of town and not risk our lives.

Our plan was to go about 160 miles west to Jordan Lake State Park near Raleigh but just before we arrived there they decided to close the park due to forecast high winds.

So plan B (I always have another rabbit up me sleeve) was put into effect and we headed another 140 miles west to W Kerr Scott Lake.  It's an ACOE (Army Corps of Engineers) Campground just outside of Wilkesboro, NC.   It's a bit further than we wanted to travel from home, but while the winds are now howling and the rain pouring in Beaufort - we are sitting in quiet and dry conditions.

Watching CNN on the Satellite and worrying about home.

Tonight the storm is supposed to continue to ramp up with 100+ mph sustained winds and the eye passing over Bft around daybreak so the folks there are in for a long long night.  Our thoughts are with all of you who decided to stay.  I hope you remain safe.

Hopefully we'll have a house and boat to come home to. 
Sunday we should know.
 If not - we have our mobile home, each other, and the Doodles.
That's what counts.

Tomorrow I'll get some pictures of our shelter from the storm here.  It's a really nice area.

For now here is the current NWS map.   The black line shows the path of the eye.

The whole picture is only about 12 miles across.

Our house is just above the airport - on the water near the 101 oval.

You can see that the Beaufort area is ground zero.


1 comment:

  1. I talked to John this morning, power went out at 1:38 am and from the house he could not see any major damage just some debris. So that is good news so far!!! Kim


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