Good Morning Humboldt County!
I skipping my usual format to follow the course of Hurricane Irene. Note yesterday’s post.
My wife (who is in Baltimore, Maryland) is doing fine and is in good spirits. Because the storm hasn’t been more than a CAT 1 I have hope this supposedly “historic storm” will not be so bad. Breaking News
According to my wife, the weather is not bad in Baltimore. Just overcast.
Boy killed when tree slams into home; surfer dies in huge waves off Florida
Eight people, including two children and a surfer, were dead, a million people were without power and the East Coast was a solid wall of red hurricane warnings Saturday as Hurricane Irene lashed the Virginia coast. Forecasters and authorities warned that its run north could be catastrophic.
At 11 p.m. ET, about 450,000 homes and buildings were without electricity in Maryland where Shirley’s staying. Maryland emergency officials said a tree fell on a house in Queen Anne's County, killing one person.
Tropical storm conditions spread north into Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware. With Virginia, they make up the so-called DelMarVa peninsula, where tornadoes were reported.
Maryland Police also said they spotted a tornado in a wooded area of the lower eastern shore.