QUOTE(starlagurl @ Sep 3 2008, 10:08 AM)
That's an incredible story, and I'm glad you're safe. Will you be riding out any future storms in the guest house? Or are you going to the shelters in the future?
It hasn't taken long for me to be forced into that decision.
What was tropical storm Ike has quickly become a huge cat 4 hurricane, moving quickly and expected to take the same strange south west dip as Hanna_ right at us. I went to work for the first time this week to board up windows and gather supplies to buckle-up for what's to come. Some friends have invited me to ride out the storm at their home. I reminded them that while their bsmt ste is safe from the wind, I'm sure the storm surge of such a huge storm would flood their place. I am staying home, they are welcome to join me.
My 2 employers have tickets out as do many people with the funds for a last minute flight.
!st priority generally goes to the tourists but from what I understand from a friend working at the"Beaches" resort, they have not all been able to leave. Unlike Cayman in 2004, TCI does not have it's own airline nor the runway capacity for huge jets. Many tourists will be stuck here, want to or not.
Some areas of Provo have already had all the flooding they can handle. Those people have crowded the shelters and have been displaced from their homes since Monday.(3rd day now)
I should also mention there are huge work forces here currently living in tents as well as illegals from Haitii that live out in the bush. I doubt very much if these people know what is coming or have the means to shelter themselves. I truly fear for these people.
For tonight it is again dead calm; tomorrow night at this time it will likely not be,
If Ike hits us as a cat 4 or 5 we might all have to kiss our a-- good-bye