Monday, September 1, 2008
Hurricane Gustav Update #9
OK, here it comes.
The wind's howling nicely in my trees, which are blowing all over the place, and the rain's slanting in at about 45 degrees. A bit more wind and it'll be nearly horizontal. This is the first of the strong storm bands, and there's more coming. Here's the radar picture - my parish (county) is circled in red - with the details. Clickit to biggit.
Our power might go out at any point, once this wind starts blowing branches off trees and into powerlines. I've got my laptop fully charged, and my DSL modem running off a UPS, so if the phone line stays up I should still be able to post once or twice, even with no power: but if the phone lines go too, then I'll be offline until things get fixed. I'll try to get an update to Lawdog, Phlegm, JPG or Holly in that case, and ask them to post it on their blogs.
Spare a thought for Ambulance Driver. He's further South than I am, right in the path of Gustav's eye, and he's on duty. I've no doubt he'll have an interesting time, in the sense of the ancient Chinese curse!
Yep - power just flickered, and my UPS is beeping at me. Won't be long now.