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Friday, August 26, 2011

Should I Stay or Should I Go

The housing authority has billeted with flyers about getting ready for Irene. We may have a mandatory evacuation, as this place is a declared flood zone plane. If the Fire Dept. determines we go, we don't get a choice. Unless...
There's a part where they say "If you leave on your own, please leave a note saying where you are and a phone number on your door." hmmm... just wondering, could I pull off being reeeeally quiet and put the note on my door? ; )

Irene has been scaled down to a projected category 1 by the time it reaches NYC. Which is still bad enough if you live right on the ocean or out on Fire Island or any number of islands. They're evacuating the Jersey Shore islands now. My brother & SIL are a few miles from the beach so they should be fine. By the time it comes the 300 miles up the coast (and we're 200 miles from the ocean) it should be down to a pretty good rain here. Like usual.

Still, they may come and make us leave, so I'm packing my American Tourister Tiara. All the essentials- jammies, slippers, kazoo, book, glasses, ID, notebook, bar tray. If I get stuck in the shelter I'm gonna make music. A bar tray is a light, loud and good percussion instrument. Just ask Spider Stacy.

Anyhow, if the call goes up and they come around clearing us out, I'll post so everyone knows. What a hemorrhoid.

I may still try to hide.

15 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You should go, better safe than sorry. I don't think anyone should take any chances with this storm. Even if you don't get the brunt of the storm, there will be flooding. It is not fun to evacuate in a canoe, even if you have a whole band with you.

Allyson said...

tell them to bring you to my house.

Austan said...

Starting- I don't think I'll have a choice anyway. They get serious around here. Shoot.

Austan said...

al- oh, if only i could!! aren't you gonna be on alert too?

annieoatcake said...

Ah just go, Laura. Think of all the fun you'll have meeting all the people in the shelter - it'll be like the Blitz; only safer. Stay safe, thinking of you,

Annie

Austan said...

Annie- That's kind of the scene I had of it in my head. Strange minds think alike? :D I think I'll just start singing, "Goodnight Irene", and see if anyone joins in.

Don't worry, I'm far inland. But thanks.

CarrieBoo said...

So that's a bar tray! You really might get evacuated, then. Well, much as it sucks, I have grown rather fond of you. :)

Austan said...

Carrie- Even if we are evacuated, it probably won't be for more than a day or two. This side of the area has never flooded, we're not up against the brook, and even if we were I can't see 2 inches of rain being a big deal. Which is what they're saying we'll get. Don't worry, I'm not going away. :)

Allyson said...

yes, i'm working all weekend. this shit is my job. ha. but you could keep Ems and Ceilia Jane company... and you would be surprised at what 2 inches of rain rolling down from the hills to settle into the valley of Bratt could do. we are expecting 4-8. yeehaw.

Austan said...

well dammit. if i could get there i would. i miss Ems. and You.;) and i haven't even met Celia Jane yet. please be careful.

Austan said...

and the power better stay on too, cuz i hafta finish the LOTL files!

Rory Grant said...

I'd would't go anywhere that doesn't have the Internet - sorry but it's an essential these days.

Stay safe :)

Rory

Austan said...

Rory- Right? I'd hate to see the amount of email I'd have to sift thru after 2 days away!

:D

Rory Grant said...

Sorry Laura - I was typing with my brace in my hand and it's big and clumsy lol - keeps hitting the wrong damned letters!

Rory

Austan said...

No apologies necessary- I didn't even notice til you brought it up!