IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HURRICANE IRENE
I encourage all parishioners to be watching carefully the weather statements and warnings that are being updated on a regular basis in advance of Hurricane Irene which is scheduled to approach our area this weekend.
All predictions are that, at the very least, the storm should bring strong winds and heavy rain to our area on Sunday into Monday. And, at the worst, Irene could turn out to be the most catastrophic storm to hit the northeast in decades. Let’s hope that does not happen.
The most important thing to do is to keep up-to-date on warnings and to heed any and all precautions that are outlined for your safety.
Even at this stage it is not too early to begin making preparations. Make sure that you have enough fresh water for a few days. Make certain that you have your prescription medications filled and enough for a couple of weeks. Prepare enough non-perishable food for a few days in the event power is out. And, most important, DO NOT risk your life to go out if the winds and rain create conditions that are hazardous.
We should not panic or be overly alarmed. However, it is wise to be prepared. Please keep careful watch on the weather predictions and be prepared for whatever Hurricane Irene may have in store!