psa (another izzy post)
For those of you in the projected path of Isabel, don't wait to get prepared.
I just got back from Target, where I bought the last flashlight. They will be out of batteries before the end of the day. They were stocking up on Poland Spring water, but they are out of gallons already, I had to settle for a case of 16 oz. bottles. The lines are long, the cashiers are already grumpy and the hardware/camping department looks like, well, a hurricane hit it. Even the coolers and plastic ice packs were selling fast.
Home Depot has nothing. Not a flashlight, not a battery, not a generator.
Don't wait. Go now.
[And, according to this post, Scott is in a heap o' trouble]
I was thinking that this might all interfere with my plans for Talk Like A Pirate Day (Friday) but then I realized that it will only add to the pirate ambience. If the streets flood at all, I'm going to stick a pirate flag on the antenna of my car.