Storms begun

Well the storm has started and luckily we are ready. Have the typhoon shutters up, gas in the car and stored for the generator, money in the wallet, ~ 30 gallons of water (We normally keep about 20 gallons in the house for drinking), the propane tank on the BBQ is full, and all the other stuff. Our forcast:

TYPHOON WARNING IN EFFECT

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT

TODAY
DAMAGING WINDS. NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH INCREASING TO
40 TO 50 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS THEN FREQUENT
HEAVY SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 83.

TONIGHT
DAMAGING WINDS. WEST WINDS 50 TO 60 MPH DECREASING TO 35
TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREQUENT HEAVY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 74.

Only 60 MPH winds – not bad. The island that I had my business trip to this past week is expecting 100 MPH winds with gusts up to 125 MPH. Glad I didn’t have to stay longer!

August 21st, 2004 in General