Hurricane Isaias

Looks like Isaias is going to impact shipping USEC.

Sunny and clear this a.m. in Mid-Coast Maine.


Watching this one and waiting to see if I should start hauling boats out which is a major PIA. If the storm stays as a TS or weak Cat 1, tending the lines is usually enough to prevent damage. Decision time in 24 hrs.

So far it looks like a flood/rain event here in the Chesapeake.

Hatteras zone A is under mandatory evac as of an hour ago.

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They always seem to get it there.
Also “rain/flood” event was not meant to be dismissive, Agnes hardly had any wind here and was enormously destructive.

Going to haul out this afternoon. One less thing to attend to in case things get sporty.

Stock up, as normal, Col. Road will get a bit wet no matter what this thing does.

We pack a hurricane kit every year by June. This year, because of the uncertainty of the pandemic we were done before the end of March. Haul out today went super smooth and in record time but it may have been unnecessary.
When I got back to the house I learned from a reliable source in the WH that the storm is headed for Alabama.


My second chuckle today, My Bear Dog tripped chasing a squirrel was my first… A personal tweet from HQ? Now that’s special!

Nobody here is worried about this hurricane, it’s the first normal thing that’s happened this year.

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For the most part, they never are. Tough crowd.

We’re just gonna go hide up one the “creeks” hereabouts (Northern Chesapeake) Our WX gurus say max 40 knots, and we already had that in a couple of T-storms last week. Sure wish it would cool off a bit, tho.

That road gets wet during a strong blow

Yeah, 40 knots is a mild nor’easter not worth mentioning in these parts.

When my bride worked at Regional, she dreaded nor’easters because some of her patients and fellow employees couldn’t get past that road. I heard they raised it a bit lately, haven’t been back there since the “Improvement”. Some of the employees liked the unscheduled “vacation”.

The road still floods often. There’s been talk forever about raising the portion that floods. Instead, geniuses at NCDOT have decreed that a bike path needs to be built along the road and raising the roadway will become part of that project. The project is now so bloated that it’s been postponed due to lack of funds. They’re still planning on the bike path in spite of opposition and petitions by residents and business owners.
I’m guessing somebody at the DOT owes a favor to a buddy who specializes in building bike paths.

You mean “Waterbike paths”? Or “Aqua Busing” for the students? My Mom was a site agent in the 60’s selling those lot’s. The road into there was not “Highlighted/ mentioned” by design from the developers. Used to ride mini-bikes back there, mosquitos had to squat to screw the turkeys. Some darn nice properties there now. But the road into there, well…not much better than almost 50-60 years ago…

That suits me fine. We don’t need a bunch of pencil neck wannabe tour de france guidos on their fancy race bikes and assorted touron looky loos in the neighborhood spreading their cooties.

Ist chuckle of the day. Both my local tenants feel the same way, and many of the great friends I have made there over the years. The one on the beach road is on the island now with his gal because he can’t get through the “Road” . She is on stilts on a canal, he is not… The other guy is on stilts, never flooded, even during"Isabel". I don’t know for sure, ( And certainly no disrespect) but I think they were all born with webbed feet down that way.