Friday, September 1, 2006

Hurricane Ernesto:: safe!

yayy!! the police car is stuck so speed away!!

ok.. before i send my mum in a state of frantic panic, i am fine. unlike half of my coworkers, I made it to work in my PJs (and im so serious about the PJs). of course i brought my work clothes but figured if i was gonna get wet on my way to work, i myaswell not dirty another set of clothes!

but the crazy weather took half of our wedding tent down! *crap* more recovery work to be done before the weekend! im so bummed...

oh! and because i didn't check the weather forecast, i told marina i would take her to the beach over the weekend... insanity! so change of plans and we're going rainboots shopping afterwork today! yippeee....

RALEIGH, North Carolina (CNN) -- Ernesto was downgraded to a tropical depression on Friday as it worked its way northward through North Carolina, where residents there and in Virginia and Maryland were warned of dangerous flooding and high winds.

But, according to the National Hurricane Center, Ernesto combined with a strong high pressure system to the north is producing gale-force winds.

Winds and pounding rains took a toll on the region, and the National Hurricane Center warned the rain ahead "could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in several states.

Isolated tornadoes are possible over eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia through Friday morning, the hurricane center said. (Watch Ernesto buffet trees as it cuts power off to thousands of residents -- 1:45)

"This storm is coming right up into Norfolk, Virginia, and into Richmond," said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. "The whole area here is going to be inundated with floodwater -- 3 to 6 inches of rain already on the ground and -- in some areas almost 10 inches of rain."

At 8 a.m. ET, Ernesto's center was just east-southeast of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and 100 miles southwest of Norfolk. It was moving toward the north at near 15 mph.

The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia each declared a state of emergency because of the storm, AP said.

"The forecast has improved somewhat, though we're not out of the woods yet," AP quoted Laura Ramburg, a spokeswoman for West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin. He declared a state of emergency for 13 counties on Friday, according to AP.

The storm has forced nearly 300 people into 18 North Carolina state shelters Friday morning, The Associated Press reported


  1. woah, heard about the hurricane over CNA. take care babe and stay dry!

  2. its over and its all sunny today! =) thanks for concern!!


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