Daily Archives: October 27, 2012

Watching And Waiting

Here in coastal Virginia, we’re still keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Sandy, who’s been dubbed “Frankenstorm”.

Even with all the modern technology, it’s still difficult impossible for the weather forecasters to predict exactly where a hurricane will make landfall this far in advance. But Sandy is such a huge storm, that we’ll have tidal flooding, strong winds and heavy rain regardless of where she comes ashore.

So we have our batteries, canned goods and bottled water. Our vehicles’ gas tanks are topped off, and we’ve brought in everything from the yard that could be blown away.  The worrisome things are those over which we have no control: damage to our home, falling trees, rising tide from the river that flows by our house, loss of electricity for an extended length of time.  And we know from past hurricanes/nor’easters that all of these are not only possible, but very likely.

For those of you who may not know, I thought I’d share a map of Virginia and point out exactly where we’re located. That way, when you’re watching the news, you’ll be able to pinpoint how far we are from the “action”. (Hopefully a LONG way.)

The point of the arrow is exactly where we live.  You’ve most likely heard of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach; they’re located within that red area in the southeastern corner of the state.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to continue to post, even without electricity, with the laptop or my cell phone.

And now, since it’s Saturday, and to end this post on a bright note, here’s a sunrise from last month.

Not calm or beautiful here this morning. Sigh