The Latest Track of Hurricane Irene and Emergency Shelters Available in Carteret County, North Carolina
When I awoke this morning, I headed for the coffee pot, then to the remote control. I had to see what the latest news was on Hurricane Irene. The bad news is that she is still out there and she is still going strong. We are looking at a Cat 3 storm hitting out beautiful Crystal Coast. The good news (if you can call it that) is that she has shifted about 30-35 miles east, which means we hopefully will not take a direct hit. We can still expect 100 mile per hour winds, severe storm surge and more than enough rain to take us out of the current drought! They are expecting wide-spread flooding, power outages, and uprooted trees!
In about four hours, we will load the cats, the dog, enough clothes for a week, our laptops, our kid, and ourselves into the SUV to head west. Taking no chances here in the Hahn Household. They are saying that this will be the worst storm we have seen in almost 60 years.... and we see a lot of storms.
Friday, August 26, 2011
All Carteret County Schools will be CLOSED Friday for Students and Staff
Mandatory evacuation for all residents of Bogue Banks from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
*Access to Bogue Banks will be restricted at 8:00 PM
*Curfew at Bogue Banks will begin at 8:00 PM until lifted
The County is suggesting voluntary evacuation for the following:
*Low Lying Areas - County-wide
*Residents in Mobile Homes
Emergency Shelters will Open at 1:00 PM on Friday August 26, 2011
Newport Middle - 500 E. Chatham St. Newport
West Carteret High - 4700 Country Club Rd. Morehead City
Atlantic Elementary - 151 School Dr. Atlantic
Beaufort Elementary - 110 Carraway Dr. Beaufort
will be open at 4 PM on Friday August 26, 2011
700 E. Booker Dairy Rd. Smithfield
Wishing the best for all of our friends and family located on the North East Coast as Hurricane Irene pays us all a visit, please be careful, be prepared and don't take any chances. From our hotel room in Raleigh, We will be praying for everyone's safety and for minimal damage.
I would also like to thank all of my Activerain Friends & family for your emails, your phone calls and your offers of a place to safely ride out the storm.