Quick note: We live in Jacksonville, North Carolina and are preparing to hunker down for the hurricane that is headed up the east coast. Our schools are closing two hours early today and the base, where my husband works, has already been shut down. The city is also beginning to shut down for today so people can get home safely and not in a panic.
If you are a praying person, please keep us and the eastern seaboard in your prayers. We’re not expecting the worst of the damage here in NC; however, if Irene doesn’t change direction the northeastern coast could be hit much worse.