HURRICANE IRENE: 8AM Update - Irene is still a category 3 storm moving through the Bahamas. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Surf City, NC to the Virginia line. Some additional strengthening is expected today and Irene could reach to category 4 strength.
Irene is moving NW but a turn to the NNW is expected today with a north turn tonight. The center of the forecast track has Irene moving over the Outer Banks on Saturday.
Follow this link and for information regarding the location of shelters if they open, what to bring, what not to bring, etc. Study it carefully- remember IF there is the need to evacuate there will be many people- all of which will be just as upset as the rest of us.
This is the best information I can find at the present time. I am unable to find anything written recently to the Accomack County residents concerning Hurrican Irene. It would be in the interest of saving lives to post what has to happen before a shelter is opened.
Maybe check with your local fire department or police department to see what information they may have for your area.
When I have more info I will pass it on..........
Try this link: http://www.shoredailynews.com/hurricane-shelter.pdf