Sometime Sunday mid-day the eye of Hurricane Irene will pass right over Connecticut (where I live). It’s quite possible we’ll lose power and may not get it back for a few days or longer. They’re now saying it will still be a category 1 hurricane through southern New England which means we’ll have the potential for 75 mph winds and as much as 15 inches of rain in 12 hours. This is serious.
If you comment on this site during the time there are power outages on the East Coast and I don’t get back to you or your comment is caught in moderation limbo, please be patient, I’ll get back online and tend to this site just as soon as I can.
In the meantime, here are some useful links to follow to track the storm and get updates and information:
Nasa photo of Space Shuttle Endeavour making its final landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) makes its final landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour, completing a 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station. Endeavour spent 299 days in space and traveled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Jason Reed on how the press was notified and dealt with the last minute call on President Obama’s televised announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. For those who questioned the process, read the last paragraph. Fascinating.
The 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project is a new app featuring the work of fourteen photographers who documented the tragic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The .99 app, published by Kodansha, is an innovative fundraiser as well – all proceeds from the project go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.