Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

This image was taken last night. We were feeling the outer bands of Hurricane Gustav. I have to stress though, it wasn't anything horrible. Just wind and loads of rain, not too unlike our average summer storms. We've gotten more rain from Gustav than we did from Fay, in which our office closed for Fay. The storm has moved a bit further to the west, so while we are still experiencing some wind, we've not had as much rain as was predicted. The storm has now slowed down to 125mph winds, which is still pretty devastating. The good news is New Orleans seem more prepared this time round...

This was taken yesterday, when it pretty much rained all day. It was forecast to rain all day today, but we haven't had too much. It looks like coastal Sarasota has probably seen more rain today. We've just heard that the winds have gone down another 5 miles per hour, fingers crossed for the people in the path that this trend will continue...

2 comments:

Jane King said...

Thats the pic i saw on the news here - i thought it looked like it was hitting you harder than it has in reality so i am glad about that! The bloke on the telly also told people to be ''very afraid'' ! No shit?!

Amy Jemima said...

I think it was originally supposed to hit us harder. The path has shifted slightly to the west and it has slowed down, so we’ve lucked out. Still, even if we did get more, I don’t think the center was going to be very close to us, so just rain and wind. It is good that they have been more proactive in the safety of New Orleans. It’s nice of them to tell people to be “very afraid”, but it’s kind of a given.