We're feeling the effects of the outer bands of Tropical Storm Irene. Today was the annual Texas Chili cookoff and it was a great turnout despite the weather. But they had to finally shut things down around 2:30 since the wind started kicking up. We checked our weather station and it said 21 mph winds with 28 mph gusts but hadn't updated since noon, which meant no WAPA. Once we got home Jay fired up the Honda generator and got the station up and running. It's currently reading 35 mph with 49 mph gusts and we're not in the thick of it yet. It's supposed to be 70 miles due south around 10pm so we'll see if it gets any worse. The shutters are up, except half the livingroom so we have some air flow and the boat is secured to the dock so we should be good to go. We'll post more if anything changes.