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Hurricane Sandy Bears Down; Wisconsin, Midwest Will Be Affected

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If you, my readers, are anything like me, you’re keeping an eye on Hurricane Sandy.  I have friends who live on the East Coast, and I’m worried about them . . . plus it’s a huge storm, one that will have historical impact, and as a writer I can’t help but be fascinated — and horrified — at the same time.

At any rate, according to the local news, Wisconsin and the Midwest will also be affected by Sandy.  For example, waves on Lake Michigan are expected to be higher — quite a bit higher — than usual for this time of year tomorrow, and winds will be higher also, in the twenty to twenty-five MPH range.  That’s nothing compared to what my East Coast friends are facing right now in the teeth of Hurricane Sandy . . . but we still have to plan for it.  (And that doesn’t even touch the remains of the wind and rain that we’ll be likely to get later in the week, depending on the path of the storm.)

For all my friends in the direct path of this storm — be safe.  Be vigilant.  And keep an emergency radio and kit with you; if you have pets, make sure you have carriers (this will be essential if you have to be evacuated), food, and of course water for them.

As for the rest of us, we need to be compassionate, caring, and do what we can to help those who are directly affected.  And we also need to realize that we will be affected by this, too, as per local radio, and plan accordingly.

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Written by Barb Caffrey

October 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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