It was a dark and stormy night

Monday, June 2, 2008

Could not sleep any longer this morning - got up around 6:30 and figured I would get a blog in before internet inevitably went out on us. Pretty much as soon as I decided that checked that we were online and got my pc booted we lost it. Thankfully we have power and Paul just gave me Tetris to put on my pc.

Been up off and on all night listening to wicked lightening and thunder from Tropical Storm Arthur. After checking outside, I realized either I must have selective hearing or was sleeping at the point when all patio furniture and toys ended up in a heap at the end of our balcony.

Neighbors shop sign was lying in the road. I am not ready to venture out yet but I am sure that San Pedro is a bit wind blown right now. I can’t even imagine the folks in San Mateo who are not only wind blown, definitely water logged and likely cold to boot. I woke up cold during the storm and had to get up and get extra covers.

8:05 am Still no internet and water.

Short list – getting longer

Get passports and important papers in one place in waterproof container or bag.
Make sure first aid kit is handy – check what needs to be added or replaced.
Get hurricane food stash in one place – keep adding to stash.
Start Laundry as soon as rain breaks a bit longer and wind dies down.
Stock up on phone credit and water.
Start packing grab and go bag.
Put things up high.

10:55 am
Got internet who knows for how long and blogger wont’ let me in. Went through town heading north Switched to beach at Estel’s water is high and lots of sand washed away. Boat cushions scattered the beach and there were deep trenches in the sand. Looked like a potential gas leak by Cholos

As we passed Phoenix area there was a lot of water to the land side of their sea wall. When we got to Dick and Carole’s to see if we could help him bail the boat, we saw he had just finished. He made us a coffee and then we walked back through town.

(Rang Cullen over coffee and found lots of boats submerged and beach washed away. He said he guessed winds at 45 - 50 mph)

Perk was just opening up and had just got water. We agreed with Cindy C this was more rain than we had for Dean. Decided to head over to the lagoon as middle street looked relatively ok. The lagoon area was very we as was the old football field.

Reminder to all please cut down on forwarding friends and relatives in Belize during times of extreme weather. It just makes it easier for us to keep emails free for fast updates and important communications.

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2:14 pm
Still overcast - wind has died down and town is drying out. Taking the opportunity to get a couple buckets of laundry done and hanging while I am relatively sure it will not go airborne.

6:18 pm Gail just sent me link to Nemo site they have pictures up of southern Belize flooding and Love fm has news and a picture slide show.

Furniture blown

Sign down

Water

Sign blew across the road

Estels

Door covered

Boats on beach

For Chloe

Mind the gap

It's big

Roots exposed

Boats pulled in

Tree down

High water levels

Exposed pipes

Water on the other side of sea wall

Heading north

Boat cushions were scattered all over

Garbage bag raincoat

Bull dozer heading to Boca Del Rio area

Back street facing north

Lagoon

Puddles

Wind blown

Cisterns

Bailing boat

High water levels

Out and about

Big fish

Old Football field

Wet

Cleaning up

High water levels

lagoon area

Bleachers need new tarp

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9 comments:

CancunCanuck said...

Hey tacogirl,
Hope things are coming together for you down there, looks like things got a bit windy. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Hold on tight, this could be a loong season.

travelqueen said...

Wow! Crazy pictures, taco! Thanks for doing what you do!

Stay safe! xo

tacogirl said...

Hi cancuncanuck we are holding our own and the rain has stopped.

Anytime tq thanks for well wishes.

wayne said...

Glad to hear you are ok! Looks like you got it bad.

tacogirl said...

While we did get it a bit bad Wayne I think the mainland got hit worse because of flooding.

Michele in Playa said...

Shooot. We are supposed to go to Placencia next week. Enough alrady. You guys need a break and some sunshine!!

tacogirl said...

Hopefully you will still be able to go Michele.

Cee said...

It's wild to see the places I saw in May look so different...here's to many days WITH electricity and water. Your hurricane strategies sound very similar to our earthquake strategies, except we need to keep things LOW instead of HIGH, especially the breakables!
Cee
xo

tacogirl said...

always changing cee - cheers to electricity and water