Mezzaluna: actually, I've been here for awhile. I used to be Gilbo, but the "Worm That Ate The DMV" also ate me. I have been trying to get up and running for almost a month.
Just for your info, I am in South Baltimore near the Inner Harbor, opposite from Fells Point in Locust Point. I hope that your family wasn't in the path of Isabel. Lots of damage in the city due to flooding.
Whoa, you were not in a good spot to weather out a hurricane, I'll bet. My brother lives out near the beltway (sort of between Towson and Pikesville). They had no damage, but were without power for 4-5 days at least. He works at Mercy and said that some downtown areas were flooded near there, but the hospital was okay.
I hate to think of that lovely Inner Harbor getting whapped by damaging winds and ocean surges. We really enjoy hanging out down there, drinking a good beer on one of the verandas.
Beer Guzzling is a most pleasant Inner Harbor pastime.
It will be Okay before next tourist season. Most of the businesses at the Harbor, and in Fells Point were under water for a while. Lots of cleanup and Inspections to be performed.Huge losses of inventory by contamination or loss of refrigeration due to power outages. Some are just getting power back today, almost a week after the storm.
As our world shrinks to new levels... My brother is a tech in the Cardiac unit at Mercy. His wife is a Nurse there.
I used to help out at the snack bar at Roland Run Swim Club which was on Falls Road where I-83 meets I-695. Near your brother maybe?