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Tropical Storm Isaac is heading toward us

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

He'll probably be a hurricane about the time he gets here - only a category 1, so while we may lose power we probably won't lose trees, or roofs, or buildings.

Here's the historical track - I had to add an arrow so you have an idea of where we are. Think there's a chance Isaac will miss us?

We also are in "hurricane watch" status, meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 24-48 hours - again, the red arrow points at St. Thomas, we're just a dot in the ocean:

So if you don't hear from me for a few days, it's just that the power is out. We're in a nice cement building, not very high up, and we'll be just fine. (Tomorrow we'll pick up some food that doesn't need cooking - my go-to hurricane food is cold cereal, sans milk.)

It'll force us to get some work done on our packing, since we won't be able to go outside and play!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEASONS__CHANGE 8/24/2012 4:42AM

    Keep us posted.

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PHEBESS 8/23/2012 12:37PM

    We're staying in - it's really rainy at the moment!

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JLPNURSE 8/23/2012 10:06AM

    Stay Safe Phebe!

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CHICCHANTAL 8/22/2012 3:55PM

    I admire your calmness!

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EWL978 8/22/2012 3:33PM

    Let's hope that it fizzles before it gets to you....and I'm next in the path, being just north of Boca Raton, FL. We can use the rain, but who needs the wind?? Stay safe. emoticon

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PHEBESS 8/22/2012 1:09PM

    Well, now it looks like Isaac won't become a hurricane until he's past us - though the VI is such a small land mass (a misnomer!) that we often have storms turn into hurricanes right on top of us. Wouldn't surprise me if he does this.

However, it looks like he'll go by about 50-70 miles south of St Croix, which is 50 miles south of us - so we'll just get rain and wind, but shouldn't be too severe. Though you don't want to be in the ocean when he goes by - it's already churning up!

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PLATINUM755 8/22/2012 1:03PM

    Be safe and please keep us up to date so we know you and yours are okay.

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MILLISMA 8/22/2012 12:14PM

    Glad to hear it doesn't sound too severe for you this time. Maybe you won't lose power......hope anyway!

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PHEBESS 8/22/2012 8:59AM

    We're kind of in a valley so should be safe - too low for lots of wind, too high for coastal flooding. We'll just be inside reading in the dark.

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PUDLECRAZY 8/22/2012 7:10AM

    Stay safe!

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