Support the Café

Search our Site

Hurricane check in

Hurricane check in

Are you experiencing Hurricane Irene? Keep the Café posted either here at The Lead in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter. Use #ecafe and #hurricaneirene on Twitter.

Irene makes landfall in North Carolina


Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

As Old North’s steeple famously came down during Hurricane Carol in 1954, we have spent more time dealing with reporters who can’t get their facts straight. Sigh!

Steve Ayres

From the LA TIMES:

At Old North Church in Boston, officials decided early to take no chances. The church, open daily this time of year, will be closed Sunday as a precaution.

The historic site, where the church sextant hung two lanterns on the signal of Paul Revere in 1775 to warn rebels that the British were coming by sea, has twice lost its distinctive steeple. The steeple fell during an 1804 storm and again when Hurricane Carol hit in 1954.

Lois Keen

I’m in Norwalk, CT, on Long Island Sound. Grace Church was flooded out in the 1954 hurricane, when it was located on the Norwalk River. We relocated further away but who knows – it’s still only a few blocks away. We in town have not been ordered to evacuate.

Preparations have gone as far as they can. Cloudy. Occasional drizzle. No wind yet. It feels strange – disorienting – like I can’t tell what day it is since life does not seem to be carrying on in the neighborhood the way it usually does on a Saturday.

Service cancelled for tomorrow. Elderly all checked up on. Keeping iPhone charged. Sent the bulletin – always full text English and Spanish side by side, with readings – to those who have email. Have already planned a post hurricane Service of Thanksgiving, bilingual, with my Hispanic Missioner counterpart for Thursday evening at 7.

The porch rockers have been lashed to the railings, the hatches battened down next door at the church, and now we wait.


Final prep going on here – Monroe, CT

Cloudy – No rain or wind yet.

No service tomorrow.

Rev. Kurt Huber

St. Peters, Monroe, CT

Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café