9.13.2008

Hard Night's Day

According to all of the forecasts that I'd seen leading up to today, the eye of the hurricane should be making landfall soon. Right now, it's pretty quiet where I am. There's some gusts that whip up and slam the windows, and the rain is coming down in sheets, but it's not that bad. I still have power, obviously, for the time being. Estimates are showing that 850,000 are without so far. I'd prefer to not be added to that number.

I should be sleeping, but I'm anxious to see what's going to happen. I lucked out due to the storm moving inward to the east of me. That means I don't have to contend with the "dirty" side. The side where the majority of the damage-causing winds and rain are located. I may be really close to the eye though, so I'll see some pretty intense winds regardless. The dirty side is always the worse for wear though. This afternoon there were numerous forecast paths that projected Ike moving to the west of me or going directly over me. I was admittedly worried when I saw that.

The next few hours will bring the stronger stuff. It's time to return to my "hunkering down" position. It sucks that this came through at night. I wasn't able to get any pictures of Ike. I can't even see what's going on out there.

That title makes no sense...

1 comment:

KT said...

Kosmo, Is the power still on this morning? 9:30 AM from StL
Kathleen