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3 Hurricanes at Once, 1st time since 2010

Hurricane Katia Is Expected To Strengthen in the Southern Gulf of Mexico; Hurricane Warnings Issued

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-depression-thirteen-tropical-storm-katia

The tiny Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma are in trouble — and begging for help

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/07/the-tiny-islands-ravaged-by-hurricane-irma-are-in-trouble-and-begging-for-help/?utm_term=.18ae648f897c

There are three hurricanes in the Atlantic on Thursday morning. Katia is in the southern Gulf, Irma is moving north of Hispaniola and Jose is east of the Leeward Islands. All three storms pose a threat to land. (National Weather Service)

Jose Rapidly Intensified into a Category 1 Hurricane in the Atlantic; Could Threaten the Lesser Antilles This Weekend

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-jose-forecast-atlanticJose Current Storm Info

Hopefully, Jose will stay over water and won’t cause too much havoc, though the islands that Irma hit may get more. Katia will be hitting Mexico. My prayers go out to all in the path of the storms.

One of the women in the Neighbors site said that they’ve been without power for 10 days with another 9 days of no power predicted in our area in Texas still. So we really couldn’t afford another hurricane right now. Even ponds haven’t gone down that much, and we had river flood warnings for some area still. I was surprised at that!

Many even in our area are getting estimates for damage repairs, or having contractors come in to repair the damage. One thing that a Katrina victim said was that after money they put into repairing the house after the New Orleans catastrophe, they should have just torn the house down, because they still have issues a decade later.

They’re still not certain where Irma will hit when it makes landfall over the U.S.

Good luck to all in the path of the storms.

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Our grocery store yesterday. Mostly stocked, but bread and butter had a lot of empty shelves also.

I’ve got a sick baby to take care of again, soooo off to do so.

Terry

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Storms and Sunrise

Different times of the day during the storms yesterday. A hurricane sign went up on the highway. What???

We’re 70 miles inland from the Gulf, but one woman said when the last hurricane hit, they were without running water and electricity for 2 weeks.

It’s hurricane season.

Have a nice hurricane-free day.

Terry Spear

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Hurricane Season?

For 6 years, we didn’t have any trouble with hurricanes where we lived in Central Florida, though the house had been hit a couple of years before we moved there and had taken out a wall.

So the traffic was snarled on Saturday due to flooding and evacuations south of us, but we went out to dinner to celebrate birthdays at a Mexican restaurant really close to where we live, and my daughter starts talking about how it’s hurricane season from now until November.

storm clouds 006 (640x427)And they’re supposed to be bad because we had such a mild winter.

storm clouds 007 (640x427)Because of all the flooding, and more rain on its way for most of this week and into next week, and the rivers and creeks are already full to bursting, when I see these beautiful clouds, I’m thinking oh-no. More rain. Normally, I love rain. It cools things down. Gives relief to the hot sun. We’ve already had 96 degrees heat index, so it’s been hot. And the storms really did cool things down.

In Central Texas, we’ll have terrible droughts in the summer. So I’m hoping it’s not like that here. But too much rain can be a bad thing too.

storm clouds 008 (640x427)I mentioned it on Facebook, but one of the local residents said we live far enough north, hurricanes aren’t a real problem. No need to evacuate. The problem is tropical storms and the flooding and power outages. Buy a generator. Someone said get an extra couple of cans of gas in case you do have to leave. Which reminds me to always have the tank full if a storm is coming to the area. Just in case.

My daughter was talking about getting canned goods that don’t require cooking. So next time I’m at the grocery store, I’ll have to stock up on emergency food. Something I’ve never thought of doing. But after our electric was out for so many hours, businesses all closed because of it, it’s a good idea. One year, ice caused outages all over in Texas. My parents got dry ice to keep their groceries cold. They ran into town to eat because some places had electricity. But it was so cold at home that they were having trouble keeping warm. I’m surprised my dad didn’t have a generator. I need to get one of those camping stoves, just in case. 🙂

How are you set up for electric outages in your area?

Terry

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