Hurricane season has arrived…

18 08 2007

Tropical storm warnings are in place for the British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and St Maarten and Grenada (from BBC News).

Hurricane Dean seems to have missed Puerto Rico though, it’s on the way to Jamaica now. Weird that I have to follow this kind of weather reporting from now on…

Update: I spoke to O yesterday evening when he was driving home from the office (yes, he’s been working all weekend, mostly to see how the weekend shifts work at the plant) and suddenly he said, Opps there’s a tree lying across the road… He said that it was only the tail of the hurricane that had hit San Juan, very windy and wet. Up on the 9th floor he had really felt the strength of the winds and he had shut the hurricane shutters on the windows. Usually the hurricanes come in from the east but are stopped by the mountains in the centre of the island and then continue west – so San Juan normally doesn’t feel much of the winds. Let’s hope it stays that way! 


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19 08 2007
Anne-Marie

Vad skönt att Puerto Rico inte haft några allvarliga känningar av Dean. Ja, du flyttar till ett område som inte är lika “lugnt” som Belgien. Meteorologerna tror tydligen att det blir en intensiv orkansäsong i år.

19 08 2007
petchie

Ja, jag läste det också – de har estimerat 16 orkaner istället för det vanliga 8-9 tror jag att det stod i artikeln. Usch, förhoppningsvis missar jag de flesta eftersom jag inte ska flytta förrän i slutet av oktober… Men, jag är ju lite orolig för pojkvännen, men San Juan ska ju vara relativt orkansäkert.

20 08 2007
Mary T

Poor Oscar! We were thinking of him yesterday when we heard all the hurricane warnings for the carribbean!

20 08 2007
desvon

Ja shit nu ska ni ju bo i tropikerna. Skönt att PR klarade sig från Dean. Man får hoppas på att ni slipper allt för hemska orkaner medans ni bor där.

20 08 2007
petchie

Mary T, quite a lot of people thought of O this weekend, but he was quite cool about it… maybe because he doesn’t have a tv or internet connection at home yet so he probably missed all those news photos of stormy seas and stories of people dying in the other islands…
He went to the beach yesterday evening – the sun was shining again!!

20 08 2007
petchie

Desiree, jag tänkte precis samma tanke – shit, vi ska bo (ja O bor ju där redan) där det stormar… hoppsan! Det är ju liksom sådant väder som man alltid tänkt att man själv inte skulle behöva råka ut för.

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