Monday, August 30, 2010

9:00 Earl update

9:00 Earl update, originally uploaded by captainjay.

We're still here, haven't blown away. The power has been off since noon but we fired up the generator to charge phones, cool the fridge and cook some dinner. We ran it for about 3 1/2 hours and it did great.

The eye wall went by around 3pm and the wind and rain just stopped. Jay ran down the road and picked up a boatie friend of ours so he could come stay with us. He said he saw some trees down and loose limbs, some water runoff but not too bad overall.

Around 6pm the winds and rain started coming down harder than it had all day. And it was coming from west and south west which was the wrap around bands. It was pretty bad. But now at 9 pm it's not too bad. It's still raining and you can hear the wind blowing but nothing too fierce.

So it's time to say good night and hope for the best in the am. I have my trusty battery fan keeping me cool. Hopefully the 8 D cell batteries will run it all night.

The pic above was taken earlier today. It was too dark out to get any shots if the new bands coming thru tonight. One of these days I'm going to invest in a really nice digital SLR so I can show how beautiful the views are, even in a category 4 storm :-)

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