National Weather Service map predicts possibility of tropical storm force winds greater than 34 mph (predicted 1 p.m. Wed.).
Hurricane Irene continues to torment the Caribbean and threaten the mainland U.S., but the NWS is saying that our area will not get much
damage - at this point in the predictions - and it will hit land maybe in the Outer Banks early Saturday evening.
However, if Saturday ends up looking like these maps, we will not be able to hold our X-TREME! event, as those participants really hope for pristine conditions (the sissies!) especially while swimming and kayaking.
Our hopes are, first, that damage, injuries or deaths are kept to a minimum in the Caribbean and the U.S., but also that Irene slows down and dies down, so at the least, Lake Waccamaw will not be affected until after late afternoon on Saturday, when our participants should be off the water.
Organizers have contacted all participants and have agreed on a rain date of Labor Day. X-TREME! participants will start at around 6 a.m. and Take the Lake swimmers will leave at the scheduled time of 8 a.m.
We are keeping a close ear to the NWS and are working with the state park and county EMS to ensure the safest and most exciting event possible.
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