This is pattrice here, signing on to say that I spoke with Miriam by phone Sunday evening, and she reports that everybody at VINE Sanctuary is okay in the wake of hurricane Irene. Whew! That’s good news.
Miriam was rushing to check out a mysterious sound followed by a power outage, so we didn’t speak long enough for her to detail any damages to sanctuary structures due to the high winds and heavy rain. We made it through one hurricane back on the Delmarva with just a few fences down due to fallen trees, so let’s hope for similar good luck this time around. (Either way, of course, contributions to the clean-up effort will be deeply appreciated.)