According to the Weather Channel , "Hurricane Irene became the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season early Monday morning as it moved offshore of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Irene is now forecast to become stronger over the next 5 days since its center is expected to track over less land in the Caribbean, tracking toward Florida and the Southeast U.S. Thursday into the weekend. Irene has already produced widespread tree and power line damage across Puerto Rico." The projection is showing the "cone of uncertainty" to hit anywhere from Florida to North Carolina between Thursday and Saturday. By the time it makes it to Charleston, SC they are forecasting Irene to be a Cat 3 hurricane. We've already started filling water containers and doing some general prep in the case of the storm. The chicken coop is very sturdy (made of railroad crossties) so we may move the goats inside the coop with the chickens if the winds are looking like they will be bad. They will be in close quarters for a few hours, but it's better than their 3-sided shed in 115 mph winds. So, what are you doing to prep?