Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Issac

In anticipation of Tropical Strom Issac, we prepared the boat and many prepared their homes and families for a hurricane. To prepare our boat we “spider webbed” it into the dock slip with rope, chains, anchors and fenders, and hoped for the best. We packed food, clothes, water and essentials to evacuate our boat for a couple of days, taking shelter at our aunt’s home here on island.   

Thankfully this was just a nice practice round with not too much rain and some higher than normal wind speeds.  We were very lucky that the storm did not develop into more.  It is exiting Haiti now and I read somewhere that some people lost their lives due to the storm.  These storms are so unpredictable and frightening! We wait for the arrival and just hope for the best. Currently there are two other invests in the North Atlantic that we are monitoring, but they seem to not be a threat, which is wonderful.  This is the time of year that we check the weather numerous times a day to keep watch on certain storms headed our way as well as storms that may be brewing off of Africa .  My goal this week is to create a 72 hr. kit for Jake, Dozer and I.  I want to have an emergency kit on hand to be able to grab and go just in case. Do you have any ideas on what to include in our kits?  What are some good things that you have used in yours and where can I get them?    

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