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IRENE BLOWS: BROOKLYN BREWERY CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Hurricane

As much as we’d love to provide you with refuge from the storm this weekend, the pending threat of Hurricane Irene’s windy limbs will result in closed doors here at One Brewer’s Row this Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28.

We hope Irene will turn out to sea in a timely manner, but it never hurts to be prepared. In the event the situation is prolonged, we’ve filled up our extra brewing tanks with water good for drinking and will be ready to share with anyone in need.

And so we can keep producing another certain liquid, we brought in a “little” power generator to back up the brewhouse:

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Read more for some helpful safety tips in the event of a hurricane…

If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

+ Listen to the radio or TV for information.
+ Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
+ Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
+ Turn off propane tanks. Avoid using the phone, except for serious emergencies.
+ Moor your boat if time permits.
+ Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.

You should evacuate under the following conditions:

+ If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
+ If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure—such shelters are particularly hazardous during hurricanes no matter how well fastened to the ground.
+ If you live in a high-rise building—hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
+ If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway.
+ If you feel you are in danger.

If you are unable to evacuate, go to your safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:

+ Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
+ Close all interior doors—secure and brace external doors.
+ Keep curtains and blinds closed. Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm – winds will pick up again.
+ Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level.
+ Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object