Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay: Fear her? Not I!

Well, we are getting ready to batten down our hatches here at the Library. Which, to me, is strange because there is nary a cloud in the sky.

The forecast is for the storm (or, rather, what's left of it) to hit around here Saturday or Sunday (but at the rate it's going, more like Monday!).

Schools have announced closings for tomorrow in our and a neighboring county. A meeting will be held tonight in both counties (independently) to see if 'non-essential personnel' (our job description, to a "T") need to go home tomorrow after noon.

Personally, I think it much ado about nothing. If "the Powers That Be" get so upset over a minor tropical storm, how are they going to react to a real Hurricane?

"The Director"


bettylouspence said...

I wonder if it's fear of law suits? The "powers that be" don't want to be held liable if Fay takes a turn for the worse and children were in school or workers at their desks.

Many years ago, before library school, I worked for a small manufacturer in the Detroit office, however, most of the workers were in Miami. We were joking with them once about how lucky they were to get the day off for a hurricane and they replied, "oh, but that's only once or twice a year. Up north you get all all those snow days!!"

Um, what snow days? We didn't get days off because of blizzards.

bettylouspence said...

ETA: Good luck with the storm! I hope you and your family are safe!!

Kewl Librarian 2 said...

This sounds familiar. I just started a new job this week, near the coast. Yep, their battening down the hatches in preparation for Hanna and possibly Ike. Here, too, right now anyway, the weather is very nice outside. Tomorrow is supposed to be a different story.

DirectorWho said...

WElcome aboard, Kewl!

We had a Department Head meeting today to get the 'heads up' on Ike. Right now it could go in any one of MANY directions.

Nothing to worry about re: Hannah, for us, however.

Hope y'all stay safe and dry.