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Nobody likes to talk about it I know, but its a reality of life, especially when living in the Caribbean, hurricanes blow. And boy can the blow hard. Typically the Dominican Republic does not get hit directly, and when it does, a very low percentage of the time is it in the South east coast. That being said, everyone still gets a little jumpy thing back to George. Ouch. But more about George some other time.
Right now we are a little too busy to be thinking about the past. We’ve yet to meet Ike, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paloma, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred and possibly others. While I doubt (and really really hope) that we will see any action this year, I do hope that we will all remember to stay alert and prepared.
Overall, it seems like its going to be a bit stressful this year but by keeping up to date on whats going on, we can keep abreast of what is happening and what (if anything) might be coming our way. So for anyone who might somehow have found this site and not be aware of what happens in during hurricane season, here are a few links to bookmark:
- National Hurricane Center – Great site, with great images righ smack on the homepage.
- Weather.com / Atlantic Satellite Image – Great image, that can be a little scary at times.
- Weather.com / Caribbean Satellite Image – Also great. Also a little scary.
- Accuweather / Hurricane Center – This is a new one, but VERY good. Quickly becoming my favorite source of information…
Other than that, you can keep an eye on the tube, but typically international news stations don’t provide much coverage to ‘hispañola’. What we ever did to them I don’t know, but that too is a rant for another day. In the meantime, keep dry, safe and tan.
Naturally, we can also not forget to send our prayers to all those getting currenlty slammed by that schmuck Gustav.