== Out Of Cycle Posts ==
We feel to bring this 'Out Of Cycle' posts to bring attention of a Hurricane hitting the East Coast of United States. "Hurricane Irene" has hit several states badly and making its way up the Northeast Coast. Source: Weather.com (Weather Channel)
As you may know the East Coast of the United States is getting hammered due to a Hurricane. Hurricane Irene is the current Hurricane that we are experiencing right now and reports on the East Coast has been not good.
© Weather Channel
Winds have been from this storm 100+ and rain fall up to 10 inches and more. A lot of 'flash flooding' on major streams and rivers in many areas (including my area as well).
In my area we are expecting winds to be around 38+ and about 10 inches of down fall rain. The Gov. of PA has announced that civilians to not drive tomorrow (Sunday) if you can't see the curb of the street roadways and as well for a precaution if they need to head out.
Even my local amusement park (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom) was closed today (Saturday) and will be closed tomorrow until Monday. That's even to be alert to know even they are closed. I know some stores will be closed tomorrow and even local Churches have post-pone service in the later evenings or closed completely for the safety of the congregation and guests.
For any major storm, please be safe and prepared in case of power and water supply turns off due to the storm outages.
Here's a small list of basic things to be prepared for a major storm like a Hurricane: (See a more longer extended list here.)
- Bottled water (each person in your family needs at least one gallon every day for drinking and bathing)
- At least a three-day supply of foods that won't spoil
- Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Sterile adhesive bandages (different sizes)
- Gauze pads
- Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
- Antibacterial wet wipes
- Antiseptic spray/antibiotic ointment
- Rubbing alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Latex gloves
- Safety pins (different sizes)
- Cold pack
- Non-breakable thermometer
We'll return to our regular postings as normal after this storm passes by and if power is still available for posting.