Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hurricane update (Sun. 12:00 p.m.)

It's a little past noon here in Jamaica and the storm's starting to be felt here a little more. The rain and winds are picking up but they're coming in short waves. The weather channel is reporting that power is out across the island, which is funny because we're still watching TV and we still have power. It was however scheduled to be turned off at 11. They're on Jamaica time apparently. haha
The eye took a more straight west path earlier which would have put it just off the coast of Kingston or just skirting us. But it looks as though it's heading back north a little which will put the eye, and the strongest winds (145 mph) right on us. The up side. . . if/when the eye passes over the skys actually clear up and it's calm for maybe 30 minutes to an hour. Few people get to experience the eye of a hurricane. Well, get to may not be the right phrase here.
But, things are still good here. We're just using this time to relax and wait for Dean to come. Hopefully we'll keep power a bit longer. I haven't really had the opportunity to take any pictures and there's really nothing exciting to take pictures of. But I'll be sure to get some when the bad stuff hits and get them up here when I can.
Thank you again for your prayers and I'll try to keep in touch. God bless!

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