Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The waiting is over

Ivan is hitting Barbados as we speak. The warning for Barbados was downgraded from hurricane warning to storm warning as it appears that the bulk of the system will pass to the south of Barbados. Its going to pass alot closer to Tobago so they are still under a storm warning.

It still looks like Barbados will get a fair share of rains and high winds. Called home a half hour ago and the winds were just picking up, now I"m hearing that the power is out in some districts and a few trees are down.

Last night VOB was playing a pan version of Celine Dion's Titanic song while giving coverage of the preparation for the storm. Now I don't know about anyone else but when I'm facing a natural disaster the Titanic is the last thing I really want to be thinking about. It screams abandon ship all hope is lost. Not the ideal motivation strategy when you are dealing with something as daunting as a hurricane. Besides that song sucks big time.

Hope that we don't get too much damage done in Barbados. We are flat and prone to flooding. Any significant rain can lead to some serious problems and lest not forget the high winds. Anyway I pray that all will be well. I hope that Ivan doesn't make any turn up the island chain either. Good luck to St Lucia and St Vincent later on in the day.

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