Looks Like Hurricane Joaquin Might Be Joining Us This Weekend – Safety Tips [UPDATED]

Hurricane Joaquin Coming To BaltimoreGiven current predicts it looks likes Hurricane Joaquin may be joining us over the weekend, although I suspect by the time it gets to us it will be a tropical storm, or just a soggy depression. However, there remains a possibility we will get blasted by a lot of rain and see some wild woolly storms aiming to rip through Baltimore in the next few days. I am re-posting my public awareness blog, packed full of recommend safety tips to take you through the upcoming extreme natural event.

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We catch a break as Sandy became a superstorm and gave us a glancing blow

Middle River Basin - Source Baltimore Sun

Middle River Basin – Source Baltimore Sun

I know those are odd words, because so far here in Maryland we’ve had two reported tragic deaths related to Hurricane Sandy – now Super storm Sandy. We really did get lucky here as Sandy only gave us a glancing blow instead of just running us over. Yes, there were hairy moments and we had a flickering lights, a block away from us browned out for 10 minutes and some minor flooding around the basement door, but it could have and should have been a lot worse. At one point Sandy was accelerating just before landfall and heading right for us, then she spluttered and lost a lot of strength. In essence we got the weak part of the storm and for that I am very thankful.  Continue reading

Here comes Sandy… Be smart… Be safe…


No escaping it now… All of us along the Northeast coast are in for a pretty wild 24-36 or more likely 72 hours as Hurricane Sandy starts making its way inland.  The projected landfall seems to be in New Jersey, but this storm is so large we are going to experience it in fact it most likely is going to run straight over us… So my friends… If you are under that big red projected path above, be smart, be safe, keep a bag packed and have an evac route planned. For further advice about what to do in this sort of Emergency please click here.

To my three blog viewers down in New Orleans… Good luck…

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Consistently over the course of the week I get three blog views from New Orleans, not really unusually as I get blog views from all over the country including one from Mongolia. However New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, Alabama, a little bit of Florida and Mississippi are having a wild and woolly time as Isaac slowly unwinds its Hurricane strength on top of them. Good luck… Stay sharp and I hope this wont be a repeat of Katrina, no matter how ominous it seems to have this Hurricane park on top of you right on the last storms anniversary. Continue reading