Deteriorating is the best description of our conditions here. WESR is on Emerg. power, we have a long list of roads closed due to flooding. Power for the most part is still on all over the Peninsula. The towns of Saxis, Wachapreague, Chincoteague, and Locustville are closed due to flooding. The list of roads closed is extensive. Sandy has made a turn and is heading toward the Jersey Coast.
We have been calling neighbors checking on them and all are hunkered down and safe. I found out that my rain collector is not the only one that gave up collecting due to the wind. Down the road, Possum Lane's quit also.
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Stats at 2PM in Onley:
Temp= 51.4 dropping
Baro= 976.2mb Dropping
Wind NW 33 mph gusting to 45 mph
Rain= 5.25" as measured at Accomac Airport.
According to our local forecaster, the best is yet to come this evening. County Emerg. Radio is getting busy with trees down, one on a structure with entrapment. Hopefully folks here are taking the advice from our "Heros" at WESR, Will and Charlie Russell, to stay where you are, stay off the roads, listen to WESR for updates.
For Beatrice and i, we are going to have our afternoon coffee, and get ready for some Pumpkin Soup, Fresh Italian Bread, and Salad.