The calm before the storm

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written by owen on 2004-Sep-09.

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The sky is clear - the sun is hot. Probably hotter than ever (or maybe I've never been outside at mid-day) it's a bueatiful day. A couple hours before hurricane Ivan hits jamaica. The country is currently being locked down, the stores are over crowded and traffic is heavy. It's so crowded that people might get trapped at the supermarket - not that it would be bad. If you think about it, it might not be a bad place to be - unlimited food, magazines, and fresh bottled water. Anyway, the most powerfull hurricane in 15 years or since my rain post - is about to hit Jamaica. ETA Thursday September 09, 2004 just about 10 hours or less from now. The photo is from St. Catherine, Jamaica. In about 2 hours from the time I post this, public electricity might be disconnected, most business will be closed and the looting might begin. In either case it's expected to be "devastating".
Hopefully I'll be back on monday, stay dry, and walk good.

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  1. i really hope you take tons and tons of pictures of ivan, before he terrorizes your island.

    so, i take it the power is shut off to prevent more damage?

    well, hope all is well and you stay safe owen. talk to you on the other side.

    by michael halvorsen 2004-Sep-09 

  2. keep safe owen

    by Doctord 2004-Sep-09 

  3. good luck son, stay safe.

    by t 2004-Sep-09 

  4. Stay safe, Owen. I will pray for you too...

    by Mad Bull 2004-Sep-10 

  5. The hurricance seems to have stopped and lost some of it strenght, somewhere in the ocean. Nobody know why thought. You can go geek checkout the Event Sectors.

    by owen 2004-Sep-10 

  6. Hang in there.

    Although I live in Texas, I have a brother and father living in Kingston.


    by Stu 2004-Sep-10 

  7. how are you surviving amidst ivan do you have a safe place to be ive only been in earthquakes and nothing very serious
    currently i am in the southwest desert of US it does get real hot and dry -breathless! in your blog you didnt seem to worried

    by desertbird 2004-Sep-10