AccuWeather has issued a list of major cities up the East Coast that can expect the worst from Irene as she makes her way north.

Among those major metropolitan areas in Irene’s path are Charleston, S.C., Wilmington, N.C., Norfolk, Va., Washington, D.C., New York City as well as a few more.

NPR was advising us in Vermont to stock up on water and food for the weekend. It’s been a while since a hurricane has forced such action on us landlocked Green Mountaineers. We’re more accustomed to raiding the food shelves in preparation for a January Nor’easter.

But it’s better to be safe than sorry. So on my list of items to get today/tomorrow will be:

  • Batteries
  • Dry food
  • Candles
  • Water
  • And that’s about all I have right now. The essentials.

    Anyone have any other suggestions? Board games, perhaps?

    Credit: AccuWeather