Aug 252011
 

This week, we’re being reminded that even paradise has its pitfalls.  Hurricane Irene continues to plow through the Caribbean, causing major disruption along the way.

She pummeled the Turks and Caicos earlier this week.  Thankfully, the island was spared any major property damage, but airport and hotel shut downs have made for some unhappy travelers.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Irene is now wreaking havoc on the Abacos, a beautiful Bahamian island chain which is usually a sailor’s paradise.  She’s now a Cat 3.

Those in coastal North Carolina through the northeastern US seaboard take notice.  Irene is not stopping in the Caribbean.  She’s heading north to the Outer Banks and up through New England, and she’s being called a monster.  Throughout the US Northeast, flights have been cancelled and State of Emergency declarations have been issued.

To all of those in Irene’s path, stay safe my friends.  My thoughts are with you!

You can find up-to-the-minute updates on Irene at Weather.com and at the National Hurricane Center.

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