Like this, a couple of hours ago (from The Herald):
A 55-year old Pennsylvania man who jumped off the James Rumsey Bridge over the Potomac River near Shepherdstown was pronounced dead by rescuers as he was pulled from the river Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
According to Doug Pittinger, director of Jefferson County (W.Va.) Emergency Services, witnesses said the man jumped from the bridge just before 2:13 p.m., the time at which the original call was placed to Jefferson County 911.
This will be news for days!
… but according to the weather map we’re getting the fringe edge of Irene, which means we’re getting a rain and a wind at about 30 mph. It will probably continue all night and into the morning, with the rain sprinkling through the day.
The Morgan’s Grove Market made it through the morning until closing with only dark clouds and a small spitting of drizzle. Unfortunately, the threat of weather kept a lot of the vendors away. I spent my morning under Ruth Raubertas’ canopy to keep dry in case of a downpour that didn’t come.
They’ve cancelled a couple of outdoor events in Shepherdstown for tomorrow, like the Really Really Free Market in the center of town which the students throw at the end of each month, I guess they got through it today, but had to close down earlier and usual when the rain picked up.
- Updated 5-day Status Map for Hurricane Irene (via My Shepherdstown) (loopysexpressions.wordpress.com)
- Rain, compliments of Hurricane Irene, starts in Harrisburg (pennlive.com)
- Hurricane Irene Advice: Twitter Weighs In (TWEETS) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Satellite Photo Shows Hurricane Irene Battering US East Coast (space.com)