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August 26, 2011

Talbot, Caroline now under Hurricane Warning

Talbot and Caroline counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore have been added to the Hurricane Warning zone. All counties farther south on the Maryland portion of Delmarva are already under Irene prepareHurricane Warnings.

That's not a guarantee that hurricane conditions will develop Saturday in these two northern counties. The probabilities are put at up to 11 percent. The probability for Tropical Storm conditions have risen, however, to 75 percent.

Nearer Baltimore, we're getting reports that local grocery stores are being hit hard by residents seeking to load up on supplies in case they're stuck without power, or cut off by downed trees and flooded roads.

The Giant Foods store in Hunt Valley was said to be cleaned out of bottled water. Whole Foods in Mt. Washington was "picked clean... of everything," according to our reporter.

What are you seeing out there? Are you stocking up? Is this the summertime equivalent of a snowstorm run on the stores? 

(PHOTO: Preparations in Morehead City, N.C. Steve Nesius, Reuters)

 

 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 2:54 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Hurricanes
        

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Everyone gets bread, milk and eggs before a hurricane or blizzard. So do y'all have huge French toast parties?

Was at the Save-A-Lot on Maryland Ave. about 7:00 PM. Lots of water in bottles and TP, but NO bread to speak of.

Oh, and punkflamingo? In the Baltimore and DC areas, it's not bread, milk and eggs. It's bread, milk and TP.

Oh, and your "y'all" gives you away as a non-resident of the area.

LOTS of people in Hunt Vally Wegmans last night (10pm).. don't go there for fresh fruit, astheir usual great produce dept was pretty much empty...

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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