Friday, August 22, 2008
Fay creeps to the west
Fickle Fay is moving west at 6 mph and, as a result, parked the worst of the storm on us. The winds and rains are worse now than they were 30 hours ago when it first started. The band of rain sitting over us now is dropping an inch an hour. We could have another 12 hours to go.
The good news: we still have power, while 65,000 houses don't.
The bad news: the trees are starting to snap. Half of the sweet gum in the backyard is dangling precariously. My son Mike and his fiance Tara lost power but can't get out here because the bridges are closed due to high winds.
We are ready for Fay to move on.
Posted by Airborne dad at 9:21 AM