(We live on the Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and are predicted to only get 'Tropical winds' and rain.)
My husband repaired our leaking sunporch roof today. We are crossing fingers and toes that the repair holds under the Tropical force winds and rainstorm. I spent the day getting prepared for electrical outages -- bought more batteries, cold food, etc.
We also cleared the debris away from the storm drains in the street so that they can handle the predicted 4 to 8 inches of rain.
Children around here are hoping Irene will delay school opening on Monday, but that's not likely.
Now we wait for Irene to hit town.