The outer bands of Hurricane Irene have reached Southern New Jersey and it has been raining steadily for about two hours. As you can see from this photo the already heavily saturated ground (we've had a lot of rain lately) is already causing some flooding on our patio. This is a concern since the heavy rain hasn't even started yet!
On a happier note we have a stocked refrigerator full of food, plenty of water and ice and cold beer on ice!
More reports to follow...electricity willing.