I've purchased extra batteries for the flash lights, batteries for my portable radio so I can stay apprised of hurricane developments if (ha!!, when) power goes out. Unfortunately the hurricane is still on track and headed this way as a category 3 hurricane with winds (as of this moment) 110 miles per hour. All of the beaches (Rehoboth, Bethany, Lewes, in DE and Ocean City, MD have a mandatory evacuation for visitors and residents are recommended to leave. While I live inland, I do live on a low lying track of land with streams circling the development, which flooded about 5 years ago during a nor easter.
In my previous post I showed you before pictures of the left and right side of the back yard and here are current pictures of the front yard. Right now there are no trees down but I am quite certain that the dying trees will fall and there will a mighty mess to clean up after Irene has left.
This is the left side and to my back left is where the garage is and the driveway leading to the road around the meadow which would be my exit route from the house.
Straight ahead is the center front of the property which will have lots of debris in it after the storm runs it course with lots of limbs, leaves and probably tree trunks.
And to the right front yard....., yup, that is a very tall oak tree real close to the house and am praying that it will not topple over onto the house during this storm and twisting winds.
We are to again to have a thunderstorm and rain before the hurricane gets here Saturday afternoon into Sunday so the saturated ground will make the possibility of falling trees even more probably and would come up with the whole root system. That is what I'm afraid of with this tree.