Friday, November 11, 2011

Batten down the hatches

From the Environment Canada Website:



Cloudy. Light snow beginning early in the evening changing to periods of rain late in the evening.
Wind east 70 km/h gusting to 90 increasing to 100 gusting to 150 early in the afternoon then
diminishing to 30 gusting to 60. High plus 2.

Gusting up to 150 kilometers an hour.... Hurricane force winds start at 118 km/h.

The last time a storm like that happened here in Pang (Novemeber 17th, 2010), a truck was overturned, the roof was ripped off a couple of houses and there were several boats lost. We were lucky and only had some construction debris land around our house. We also had a few hours of lost power and no internet for about 36 hours. Not bad considering. And those winds were only 130km/h. But we live on the sheltered side of town.

The town is bustling around getting ready. The store was full of people picking up non perishables to eat if we lose power. The hamlet is setting up an emergency shelter at the school for people who are living on the windy side of town. I have all the flashlights charging, candles out and jugs of water at the ready.

I hope that when we wake up tomorrow and the warning was for nothing and we end up with nothing but an unseasonably warm day. On the other hand, I love a good storm and as long as nobody gets hurt or looses anything of value, I do love to see the power of nature at it's finest. I'll update you when it's all over but if you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know it was a big one.

1 comment:

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Good luck and don't blow away!!! Make sure the camera batteries are fully charged.