Wednesday, August 2, 2006

It's That Time Again!

I am afraid it is hurricane season again in the Sunshine State and we are carefully tracking every tropical storm and tropical depression so we can get out of the way if any of them turn into hurricanes.

After getting an Ivan/ Dennis double whammy, we are much,  much wiser.  We're not staying this time to take the pounding. We will be packing and taking mini vacation somewhere where we will not have anxiety about the wind velocity and flooding possibility.  

We're hoping Someone up there is going to spare us this year but we still need to be hypervigilant  until the hurricane season is over.   

 Fresh from the Weather Channel:                           

                                

"On its current path, Chris is tracking just north of the Virgin Islands and will also pass just north of Puerto Rico tonight and during the early morning hours. Radar out of San Juan, Puerto Rico is showing the outer bands of Chris sweeping through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. These squalls will be accompanied with bouts of heavy rain and gusty winds. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to locally 5 inches is possible for the islands.

Tropical storm warnings remain posted for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. A hurricane watch has been posted for the Turks and Caicos along with the southeastern Bahamas. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible during the next 36 hours.

Residents of the Bahamas and south Florida should monitor the progress of Chris closely. As the projected path suggests, please be aware that it is quite possible that Chris may be nearing the Straits of Florida some time this weekend and may impact northern Cuba to the Florida Keys with heavy rain and squalls".

15 comments:

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Boy..I hope all is clear when I get there...I am heading to Florida on the 6th and will get there on the 7th...hope all is well...with you and do stay safe and dry...hugs,TerryANn

ally123130585918 said...

I will be thinkng about you and sending up a little prayer ~ Keep safe ~ Keep well ~ Ally

my78novata said...

will keep you in prayers

jeanno43 said...

Well I certainly hope you do not get the hurricanes but I think you are wise in playing a short trip if it looks like it.   Will be thinking of you.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

coy1234787 said...

Yeah ... here we go again.
   *** Coy ***

oceanmrc said...

I hope so much for you that not a single hurricane prediction turnes out to be true this year.
http://searchthesea.blogspot.com/

klconard1 said...

Dee dear, sounds like wisdom to get out of the path and be safe.  I am praying for you.
loving you
karyl

queeniemart said...

i will worry for you and about you.
Take care!!
lj

tendernoggle said...

I DON'T FAULT YOU FOR LEAVING....ONE THING ABOUT IT...YOU HAVE TIME TO GET OUT IF YOU HAVE TO.....
PLEASE TAKE CARE AND BE ON WATCH!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

sdoscher458 said...

Hi...I know it can suck living here because of the storms, but at least we get more notice about them for days it's not like the way those poor people in asia have no warning with the tsunami's.  We'lll just keep an eye out you stay safe too...Sandi

magran42 said...

Mini vacations sounds smart and wise!  It's always wise to turn lemons into lemonade.  We don't have to leave here in central NC but we get the occasional remnant of hurricanes that head north.

ryanagi said...

Oh boy... I sure hope the southern coastal states catch a break this season. Go away storms!

tschamberland said...

Here's hoping Mother Nature's bark is worse than her bite this year!  Hang tight, be thinking of you.

Tammy
http://lifeliveitormissout.blogspot.com

flossiepumpkin said...

hi dee, just to let u know, i am in so.florida also..west of ft.lauderdale, and the little ole chris has faded to nothing...thank goodness.. i am prepared as we got hit very hard from wilma...still paying for it...roberta

randlprysock said...

Hi hon, did Hurricane Chris dissipate??  I thought it did.  Must have since we are both still here.  LOL
Hugs and sorry I am a bit behind on reading.
Lisa