You’ll remember the old song… “I’ll see you in my dreams…” Well, it appears this Irene is not a dream and we’ll be seeing her soon.
This is not a time for panic–it is a time to focus on what you CAN do–and do it. Mostly it’s about using your head and some common sense. There are some great tips coming out from a number of sources. For example our friends at County Extension advise closing up your greenhouse so any wind can’t get inside.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency has created a special page “Maine Prepares“ which includes links to the National Hurricane Center as well as lots of safety information to review. Reviewing the information at the National Hurricane Center won’t be as exciting as listening to the gloom and doom from popular media, but you’ll get factual information without the drama.
Be aware that there are already many cancellations and it would make sense to confirm that any grange activities scheduled for Sunday and Monday are going to take place. We’ve already been advised and posted that the degree day planned at Winthrop Grange for Sunday has been postponed until Sunday, September 18, All other details remain the same.
Remembering the fraternal nature of our order this is also a good time to look out for your neighbors and friends. Nurture hope and dispense some charity!
“…and after the dread and darkness of the storm have subsided heaven’s sunlight bursts in upon us, making our hearts glad with the revived freshness of fruitful fields, orchards, and vineyard.”