On Tuesday we experienced a 5.9 earthquake with the epicenter about a 40 minute drive from here. We did find cracks in our new house, in our master bedroom - the addition that was put on in 2006 or 2007. But wait, there's more!
|This is in a store in Mineral. In Louisa County, VA|
This weekend, the weathermen are telling us to brace for Hurricane Irene. If this storm maintains its current path, the eye will make landfall right over Morehead City, NC, into Sandbridge (the top of the outer banks of NC) and right on into Norfolk & Virginia Beach, continuing up the coast for an almost direct hit to the Jersey Shore and New York City. They've announced mandatory evacuations for people in low lying areas of Norfolk, VA and in Poquoson, VA and Sandbridge. (We are 1 1/2 hours from Norfolk. We go there regularly to watch Norfolk Admirals Hockey.) They are telling Richmond to expect Tropical Storm-like conditions. (Hello, Isabel followed by Tropical Storm Gaston are still fresh in my head.)
Short Story Long, give a prayer or 2, push good thoughts to the universe, channel positive energy, meditate, cast a spell, or any other methods you may practice, to turn this storm into more HYPE than BITE for the entire eastern seaboard this weekend.