After the worst Earthquake to hit the east Coast since 1944, east coasters are now preparing for a hurricane that could potentially slam land as a category 4 storm. From Main to Florida, people are preparing for the worst, as reports indicate this could be the biggest hurricane to effect the Atlantic Seaboard in several years.
Currently, Hurricane Irene is sitting over warm ocean waters, getting stronger and more unstable by the minute. The exact trajectory of where the storm will hit is still unknown, but weather forecasters are frantically on it, trying to pinpoint where the greatest intensity of the storm will be, and who will be most impacted.
All up and down the coast people are preparing for the worst. There is even a possibility that the storm, which may reach category 4 status, could rock Manhattan. The potential devastation to NYC could be catastrophic.
The path of the storm is of the utmost concern to the east coast right now, especially those located on islands like Nantucket, or off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. Those furthest out to sea may feel the beginnings of Irene as soon as Friday night. One island in North Carolina has already been evacuated.
People are trimming their tall tress, bringing in loose anythings from their yards, closing up businesses, and basically expecting all out carnage. Even though the exact focal point of the storm is still unknown, extra food, batteries, beer, water, and survival supplies are being purchased in large quantities in anticipation of the storm.
While some surfers may be stoked to catch the swell that comes before and after the storm, most are frantically worried that earthquake earlier in the week was a just a tremor compared to the wrath that Irene is about to bring.