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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Storms and More Storms

Well, it was Fay, then Gustav, Hanna, and now Ike and Josephine is lurking in the background. This is Ike churning his way through the Carribbean, as a Cat. 4 storm.

This image provided by NOAA taken at 11:45 p.m. EDT Saturday Sept. 6, 2008 shows Hurricane Ike over the Turks and Caicos. At 200 a.m. EDT the large eye of hurricane ike was located over the Turks iand Caicos Islands and about 115 miles east of Great Inagua Island in the southeastern Bahamas. Ike is moving on a motion just south of due west near 15 mph. A west to west-southwest motion is expected to continue today with a turn toward the west-northwest expected on Monday.  On this track the core of the hurricane will move over or near the southeastern Bahamas this morning and move near or over eastern Cuba tonight and early Monday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 135 mph with higher gusts.  Ike is an extremely dangerous Category Four Hurricane according to forecasters. Some strengthening is possible before Ike moves over eastern Cuba. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Then there is a Hurricane in the Pacific Ocean, by the name of Lowell. Gosh, many of these hurricanes are following a path that's already been hit in the last 2 weeks.
Map of Caribbean and southern United States showing the expected ...

Haiti, has been devastated and Ike is about to give it another wallop. These people have nothing as it is, and now they are faced with more trauma. I realize it's home to them, and is all they've ever known. I still believe I would find a way to get somewhere, to dry land, if I could, when the weather got better and business was booming again. Everyone has some type of weather related situations, happen during the year, and I suppose we could thank God, they haven't been this terrible.