Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene 7:11 AM EDT New Bern NC

The sun has risen and we can now see better.  At the moment the wind and rain has moderated.  Looking out to the Marina the boats seem to be in good shape.  The storm surge has raised the water level over the breakwall and is now flooding the parking lots of the hotel.  We are on emergency power so the TV sets in the rooms are not working but we have gotten the Internet back after about a 2 hour outage.

People are starting to come out of their rooms.  I am off to coffee and more waiting.

Stay safe.

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