We won’t know if all the scurrying around by state officials in NY and NJ will prove to be a series of smart moves or a huge waste of resources and undo fear rattling till hurricane Irene passes by. One thing for sure if nothing was done and it turns out that this storm does damage in those two states the Mayor of NYC and the Governor on NJ would have been run out of office on a rail.
I’m not sure what officials here in NH and across the border in VT are doing to get ready for all the rain and high winds being forecast but I’m sure they have crews on-alert. About all we can do on our own is to make sure we have extra water put aside and some food that does not require cooking or refrigeration, we all know many in New England will lose power for many hours as the storm passes through.
On a brighter note, this morning I ran across an article titled Sonoma Garden A Showcase detailing how a community center reduced their water bills by 70% by rethinking their lawns and plantings. Here’s an excerpt.
“Today, the huge bills and the thirsty lawn are gone, replaced by a garden designed to use 70percent less water by introducing drought-tolerant native plants and efficient irrigation. The garden doesn’t just save water, it’s also sustainable, intended to have little long-term effect on the environment.” Read the whole article Sonoma Garden A Showcase.
Have a great and safe weekend everybody.