A lot of us here in Barnegat spent yesterday tying down trash cans and moving valuables to high ground. Now it's time to hunker down – or head out of town.
What are you doing in the final hours before Irene's approach? Are you staying in Barnegat, Manahawkin or Waretown? Or are you getting away from the coast?
It's possible a power outage will eventually halt our ability to share updates via the Web, but until then, use the comments section at the bottom of this story to tell us and each other what you're doing to get ready, and what things look like out your window, wherever you are.
You can also upload your own storm photos – scroll to the bottom of this article and click "add photos or video."
Your editor is sticking around town. Keep checking Barnegat Patch for updates, and reach out with any questions or observations you have: firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-331-7686.