Posted by: imani on: August 19, 2007
1 | Sylvia
August 19, 2007 at 1:24 pm
Ya, I was wondering when this would come up. Been there, done that, my thoughts are with your country.
2 | Dewey
August 19, 2007 at 1:36 pm
I hope everyone you know will be ok.
3 | Steven Augustine
August 19, 2007 at 7:08 pm
One thing after another…
4 | lancekennedy
August 19, 2007 at 8:55 pm
may it ravage the land
5 | imani
August 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm
Sylvia so have I, and it was a category 5 too, but Dean’s wind speeds alone are higher. Thanks.
Dewey me too!
Steven Augustine I wouldn’t be surprised if there were still areas in Jamaica that hadn’t been fixed since the last hurricane it had a few years ago.
Lance Kennedy I’m kinda hoping it won’t since a significant portion of my family and friends still live there, never mind friends in Mexico.
6 | Sylvia
August 20, 2007 at 12:40 am
I’m not sure what category storm I was in. It was officially a 3, but a family friend measured 150mph winds, which would make it a 5. (Actually his anemometer broke after it hit 150, so who knows what the max was). It was brutal.
7 | imani
August 20, 2007 at 12:47 pm
What about Hurricane Gilbert? (Maybe you weren’t there to experience that one, thankfully.) I see that it only became a category 4 when it hit Jamaica. The only memory I have of it was the sea overflowing it our front lawn and satellite dishes flying through the air. Damn horrible, as far as storms went, though I was spared the worst, living at a resort.
*whew* So Dean was awful, but no word of casualties (yet?) in Jamaica, it didn’t get directly hit, and my grandfather moved from his tiny house on a slope before Sunday so…all thoughts for Mexico now in the hopes that it doesn’t become a category 5. 😐
8 | Sylvia
August 20, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Oh ya, Gilbert. Sheesh–flying satellite dishes. :-S Hey, we lived right on the ocean too! Our apartment became an ocean, even though we were on the third floor. Gotta love horizontal rain (and winds that obliterate windows). I hope your grandfather’s house is OK.
Ya, it doesn’t look good for Mexico. I worry about the turtles. Their nests were wiped out just two years ago.
9 | Stefanie
August 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm
Hope all your family is ok Imani!
10 | Julio Angel Ortiz
August 21, 2007 at 12:32 am
I hope all is well with you and your family.
11 | Dorothy W.
August 21, 2007 at 8:22 am
I’ll echo the others — I’m sending you and your friends best wishes!
12 | imani
August 21, 2007 at 2:25 pm
Thanks everyone! As of now everyone has been accounted for and all are fine, damage to property is minimal. They were lucky indeed since some were away from the island on vacation anyway.
Sylvia RE: turtles, was that from Hurricane Ivan?
13 | Sylvia
August 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm
I think it was WIIIIILMAAAAAAA!! (Sorry, I grew up on the Flinstones)
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