Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

Saturday, 10:30 AM
We're up and Gustav has passed with minor incident. Some parts of Cayman lost power and got some flooding, particularly the East side. I'm really surprised that there wasn't as much rain as I thought there would be and that our electricity held up. It's a bright day here, albeit a little windy. But the worst has passed. Now here's hoping that TS Hanna stays where she is and doesn't cause much problem for us.

Saturday, 4:04AM
Just a few minutes ago I peeked outside and actually saw a dog, looking like it was confused before dashing off beyond my view. I'm hoping it ran off to its owner, because even though Cayman has its fair share of stray dogs, I don't think this was one of them. And I was so tempted to go out there to try and find it, but I know better and besides Hubby would have a fit. I just checked the online sources and even though it's still windy here, Gustav looks like it's moved AWAY from Cayman. Whoo hoo! Unfortunately for those in Cuba & the US, Gustav went from a Category 1 to a Category 3 in the span of such a short time. I hate to think of the damage it's going to cause, hopefully no more loss of life. I think we here in Cayman really lucked out. Thank goodness!

Saturday, 3:30AM
My fellow blogger is up as well and blogging. Something tells me that it's just us women who are up, doing the night watch while the men are snoring away the storm. And why is it that the American media always exaggerates to the nines? Unless the American networks have a Cayman correspondent here, they should not report of things they know nothing of. Of course the entire island is not out of power, because I would not be up blogging. And I am sure no sooner than I post this the power will go out. Bloody Murphy! All I hear right now is strong winds with something rattling outside, which is mighty annoying. I wonder which fool forgot to secure whatever it is that's causing all that noise. Cuba & the Gulf of Mexico, I feel for you because what's coming your way is at least a Category 3, and on the Labour Day long weekend, that's gotta blow.

Saturday, 1:30AM
This is Gustav right now at 1:30am Cayman time. Yes I'm still up. We've still got power and I hope it continues to stay that way. I don't want to jinx anything but I shall post a follow up on how Gustav has been impacting us. But if this picture here is any indication of how fortunate we are, then I don't know what is. Thank the Lord that the hurricane is passing us right in between Grand Cayman & the sister islands. So, far we've not had as much rain as we did during Tropical Storm Dolly which occurred last month, but the night is still young.


Mighty Afroditee said...

I am up as well!!! LOL!! We are reporting from the trenches! All is well in your neck of the woods?? I am praying that my 'lectricity and water stay on!!

Mighty Afroditee said...

Sigh...I am exhausted!! I am going to trod down now and take a really looonng nap! With regard to your insiteful comment about the men, my boyfriend slept through the ENTIRE thing, and just woke up! Hmprh!

Sigh...blessings, it is over. Good luck to the other territories in Ghastly Gustav's path.

bombaygirl said...

Wow. I have no ide what it must feel like to be right in the middle of weather like that. Pretty amazing. Thanks for the updates, and you are right, the news here is all doom and gloom.

Panja said...

Oh my God Ms Cute Pants, come back to T.O.

Debbie said...

I was thinking about you last evening while watching the news...I had just said to Jerry that I hoped you were ok and then to arrive here at work this a.m. and find you message. Hurricanes are dangerous and I know that Cayman is flat land. I hope and pray you'll all be ok and also that it will dissipate before it reaches New Orleans...those folks have had enough! Anyway, take care and hold on tight!

Anonymous said...

Glad all is well and there were no horrid effects from the storm.

bichonpawz said...

Glad to hear you made it ok with no damage. Take Care!

det-res said...

Sorry off-topic.

You have been awarded.

fortyfiveminutes said...

Hey. Glad to know you are safe and well. Hugs.