Oh noes! Irene is shaping up to be a real national emergency.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is keeping a line open to President Obama and the First Family as they vacation on Martha's Vineyard and Hurricane Irene -- growing both in size and strength -- appears destined to pelt the Bay State sometime Sunday.
An early POTUS pull out has not been ordered, but FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told the Herald this morning, "We briefed the president yesterday and are keeping him and his team updated."
If Obama goes back to Washington and starts "working" again expect to see the economy plummet.