Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Back online!

    You all were wondering what happened to us, weren't you?

     Last week we got sideswiped by Hurricane Sandy, and had a lot more rain and wind damage from Sandy than we did in the direct hit from Isaac. Sandy dumped rain, Rain, and MORE RAIN! Being the weather bug that I am, I had been tracking the system coming across the Caribbean, and was especially concerned about it because Dads and my cousin Cleon & wife were planning to fly in around the time it was supposed to hit! Since their flight wasn't cancelled early Tuesday morning, I was really praying that they would be able to make it back here, before we got too much rain (that the road would be impassable). By the time they reached TG we were having wind gusts of 73 mph., but not much rain. They got here around 2 pm, and very shortly after the rain started dumping! By that evening we had 20" of rain, and we still had 2 more days of hard rain and wind. By the end of the storm on Friday my weather station had tracked over 57" of rain. I find it so hard to believe that we got that much rain, but I do know that rain just dumped, and it's nothing for us to get 2 or 3 inches an hour when we have rain like that, so I guess it would all make sense in the end. Believe me, we were sure glad to see the sun FINALLY shine on Saturday!!!  The wind destroyed our bananas and yams crops, and knocked my satellite dish (internet) off course, which is the reason it's been so quiet around here... It's been a very hectic week, and my visitors got to experience quite of bit of "life in Haiti" in such a short time! :)
     Hoping to post pictures soon...

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