Thursday, August 2, 2018

Just In Case - Allow Me To Say It Now...'s been a blast blogging for y'all. I should also say, it seems as if my mother may have been right way back in the mid or late sixties (as in 1960s) when she said that tornadoes were becoming ever more common and the range they occurred in seemed to be spreading. She said then, and said I over and over again throughout least the mid 1980s that she believed tornadoes would happen in the NY City area within 25 or 30 so years. She may have been off a little timewise but there have been some in recent years in this neck of the concrete jungle and the National Weather Service has put out a tornado warning for Queens (eastern NYC) and Nassau County (the county just east of Queens). The storm is supposed to be here about now although I just looked outside and the skies are kind of clear to the south but cloudy to the north and to the east. It's getting windy too.

Right now, I am in the basement. Woke the wife, told her to come down to the basement, but she stayed upstairs. I'll take the advice of the NWS and stay down here awhile. After all, the booze is down here with me.

Here is what the NWS put out, I hope it is nothing more than a false alarm:

Tornado Warning for Nassau Co, NY

Active for next 2 minutes ·
This alert has been updated.
Posted 11 minutes ago
At 1032 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Sands Point, or near Great Neck, moving east at 20
SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is
This dangerous storm will be near...
Manhasset and Sands Point around 1035 PM EDT.
Port Washington around 1040 PM EDT.
Glen Cove and Oyster Bay around 1045 PM EDT.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors or in
a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

Hope to still be here tomorrow but if not, it's been grand.
All the best,
Glenn B

1 comment:

Glenn B said...

Still here - false alarm - thank goodness.