Here We Go……

Well,,,it’s that time of year again….school starts. Tourists leave (I’m happy dancing!) and the biggie..hurricane season is upon us……this was just posted on our towns FB Page..

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/02/2016 1100

The Town of Chincoteague’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor local weather conditions and forecasts.

 The Town is currently monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Hermine and the National Hurricane Center’s forecast. The possibility for northeast winds, heavy rains, and moderate tidal flooding exists starting late tonight through Monday morning. 

Winds are forecasted at 30-40mph from the NE and gusting to over 50mph at times through Sunday night. Rains will be heavy at times with accumulations between 3 and 5 inches. Tidal flooding at moderate levels may occur Saturday evening through Monday morning.

Residents and visitors are reminded to be aware of low lying areas, do not drive through standing water, and secure loose outdoor items for this event. 

There is the possibility for power outages, downed trees, and road closures.

Currently, the track of the storm will have effects on Chincoteague Island and citizens are urged to take this opportunity to also prepare. 

Preparedness should include securing loose outdoor items; having enough medications for at least one week for any medical needs; ensure that your vehicles are fueled and have cash available as fuel pumps and ATM’s will not work if the power should fail. Have enough non-perishable food and water to last for at least 3-5 days. Have fresh batteries and flashlights available. Also, do not forget supplies for your pets.

VDOT will monitor the causeway and will notify the Town approximately one hour prior to closing, should that be necessary. The Town will notify citizens by our reverse 911 system and other media outlets. 

Please monitor local media outlets, http://www.chincoteague-va.gov, also, like us on Facebook for updated information.


Authority-Chincoteague Emergency Management

So…..off to the store I went……had to get my essentials!!

 

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Can you say pumpkin creamer 😊🎃

 

 

a must have 🍷🍷

..another must have during storms!!!

In all seriousness, we’re as ready as we can be. Generator on standby ✔️ Batteries✔️  bottled water✔️  TP ✔️  When hubby gets home, we’ll secure the yard…fill the bathtub with water (there is nothing worse then being without power and not being able to flush!) 😁

Love life on an island!!!!

 

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Opher,I hope these will do in a pinch?! 🍷

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Silly me,,forgetting the chocolate! 

 

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23 thoughts on “Here We Go……

  1. I’ve been asked by the emergency management team to point out severe deficiencies in your planning!! These must be rectified immediately. There should be at least a dozen cartons of ice-cream (including rocky road and maple pecan) and twenty four bottles of red (white, rose and prosecco are optional but desirable). Also ensure you have suitable stocks of chocolate.
    We will check to see these requirements have been met in full.

  2. Ok, I’m a Virgo. Could you just fill up some water bottles? Stock up on granola bars and apples?
    Make sure your camera is charged. Storm should be fun to watch and photograph with the necessities you have procured. 🙂 Hope all goes well with you and the ponies.

  3. Looks like y’all are ready. Shouldn’t be too bad, but I’d expect to lose power. My in-laws rode it out last night, in Apalachicola, FL. Said it wasn’t too bad. Enjoy! And go surfing tomorrow! 😃

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