Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hurricane Roulette

Hold on to your socks folks, it looks like this latest hurricane is going to be a beauty, with the entire northeast now on alert.

The only question is...where and when is the monster going to land?

I have lived in New England for most of my life. Every ten years or so, we brace for a whopper. The typical hurricane pattern usually brings the tropical cyclone barreling up the coast, hitting the Carolinas or Mid-Atlantic states first before finally landing in the New England area.

This one however, is different.

This one has the potential to stay out over warmer ocean waters, gaining strength, with no landfall expected. A high pressure area may then block the escape route of the storm and actually push it backwards into the northeast. This is a first.

If the storm is blocked in place, it could mean days (instead of hours) of intense wind and rain, which will cause significant damage.

We are all on alert, listening intently to the latest forecasts, waiting to hear just where and when the storm will hit, and hoping it will not be us who bear the brunt of its impact.

Ironically, this storm comes on the anniversary of The Perfect Storm which occurred on October 30, 1991.

Will keep you all posted, latest forecasts so far indicate a Sunday/Monday arrival.