So last night, I was informed by someone at the City Council meeting that he had heard we were getting not only a storm this coming weekend but also an astronomical high tide. It's the blue moon, you know.
The blue moon is when we have 2 full moons in one month; the second one is called the blue moon.
I don't know what will happen to the beach if the storm does come, but I have to admit, I'm nervous. I don't even know if the city's Reverse 911 system is working now (it was not working last month) so I would be notified if I needed to leave the island.
I've been thinking about this whole dredging deal and I really think it was obvious from the start that it wasn't really going to happen. If the federal government was that into dredging the channel, it would have been done a while back (although I'm shocked that they are not that into it, seeing as how Coast Guard boats are hitting bottom).
You only had to really listen to those Army Corps guys at those beach alliance meetings to understand how really not into it the USACE really is/was.
So I'm thinking this storm has the potential to do a number on us out here on the island. And it would have happened even if the dredging project had gone swimmingly, since that wasn't scheduled to start until next month.
I'm terribly dismayed that my portent of doom may come to pass.
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