According to every city official, meterologist and news anchor, New York City is in for a wild ride on Saturday night into Sunday afternoon, as Hurricane Irene passes over us.
Here are a few questions for you, dear Readers, as we are waiting the arrival of this monster storm.
*Are you taking the hurricane warnings seriously or are you just going to wing it?
*Did you stock up on bottled water, batteries, granola bars and peanut butter or any other useful stuff?
*Are you in an A Zone and have to evacuate?
*Are you planning on staying with friends or heading to a shelter?
*How are you going to manage without the subway?
*If you stay put, what are you doing to prepare for the worst?
*Have you ever experienced a hurricane?
Though I am taking all the warnings with a grain of salt, I did go to the store to buy some non-perishable food, some bleach in case there is a disruption of our water lines and have three flash lights at the ready and gotten some cash in case there is a power outage and the ATMs don't work.
Over on Pardon Me For Asking's Facebook page, some readers had other useful information.
Reader Nick is going to plug up his cellar drain pipe in case there is a back flow of water. Reader Cynthia bought a drain stopper to fill her bathtub in case flushing becomes an issue.
Do you have any useful tips for the rest of us?
Let us hear them.
And if the power doesn't go out, let me know what you are up to during the storm and send me pictures from your part of the neighborhood before and after the storm. (Whatever you do, don't go out in it, of course.)
Would love to hear from you.