It’s about 3:30 in the afternoon now. The rain has stopped as the center of Katrina moves north through Mississippi. We even had a hint of sunshine a couple hours ago, but it didn’t last and the wind still hasn’t died down. So we’re continuing to wait for conditions to improve, and watching TV (sort of) through a web stream from one of the stations in Mobile. Speaking of Mobile, their downtown has been flooded by a record storm surge in Mobile bay which still isn’t subsiding. And New Orleans and the Mississippi coast are even worse. It looks like we here in the Panhandle of Florida will have the opportunity to repay all the kindness that we received from those areas after Ivan.
Monthly Archives: August 2005
Well, here we are Monday morning and we still have power and internet, so things are going well in Pensacola at least. I can’t vouch anyone west of us, and we can’t see any TV coverage from over there since our satellite TV is out (imagine that). Currently it’s pretty windy outside, but we don’t have any leaks or anything. Judging by the radar images, this looks like the worst part of the storm, and we’ve seen a lot worse. Still, it’s rather impressive considering that the core of this storm is about 150 miles away. I’ll post more later.
Well, another month, another storm. We had Tropical Storm Arlene in June, Hurricane Dennis in July, and now Hurricane Katrina squeezing in before the end of August. Fortunately for us, this amazing storm is headed well west of us, toward New Orleans. We’ll probably get tropical storm-force winds, but nothing like Ivan last year. Of course, this isn’t good news for those in New Orleans, which is actually below sea level.
It’s been breezy all day today, and currently we are having some rain and lightning. I’ve brought all the loose items inside the garage to be safe. I’ll post periodically over the next day to keep everyone apprised of our situation here on the Gulf coast. In the meantime, don’t forget the weather.com box at the bottom of the home page for up-to-the-minute weather information here in Pensacola.