Huricane Irene Update: Wind Increasing, just lost power

We’ve been watching a 25+ foot sailboat all morning. The boats jib unrolled hours ago and slowly beat itself to death. It split into at least two pieces and then the main started to get free and we thought things would get interesting. Well, I guess they did because the next time we looked out, the boat was missing both sails AND its mast!
The storm center is somewhere between here and NYC. Winds really starting to come on now. Puffs must be 50+, I wonder where they will top out?
Water level dropping but not as much as you would expect. High tide this PM will be interesting!!
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