Monday, August 22, 2011

Aftermath of TS Irene

Well, we survived the storm, still no power since noon yesterday, leaky windows, some down trees here and there and a broken tile on our patio table, but other than that all is well. The harbor is brown and has some wave action, and Frenchtown is a mess. Our boat survived but got rocked around a lot. The CYOA canopies did not survive.

Our Honda generator did a good job of keeping the fridge running and some lights and a fan and the weather station. We were seeing winds in the mid 40's with gusts to 59 mph. Jay tried to hook the gen up to the water pump this morning so we could have a shower but I guess it just didn't have enough juice to do that. Of course the pump is three stories down so it could be just the draw on the extension cord. If it's still off when we get home this evening, he's going to try carrying it down to the pump and try it again.

We had to head into work today regular time since it was the first day of classes at UVI, gov offices didn't open until 10:00, Jay had to be at CYOA to clean up the mess. There was a curfew put in place yesterday evening from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am this morning. We had AT&T service pretty much thru the whole thing. But I lost service when I got to UVI this morning and haven't had any all day. Not sure what's going on with that.

The big question is where is now Hurricane Irene headed next?

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