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.



Shayan said...

Our prayers are with you from Virginia.

Matthew 8:23-27. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

We'll be praying that the storm subsides for you as well.

Deborah Cullins Smith said...

Praying harder, and keeping your name before God's Throne. May the Lord Almighty set His biggest angels at the 4 corners of your home to deflect any falling trees/branches/miscellaneous debris.


al fin said...

Keep those updates coming. That way we know the lights are still on.

Evil Transport Lady said...

Again I hope all turns out well for you!

Thinking about you all in the south from up north;)

jigsaw said...

thoughts and prayers are with you .... may God keep you safe.

JPG said...


Peter phoned with a sitrep at 10:30. I blogged a summary at


phlegmfatale said...

Hey Peter- Ambulance Driver texted me Tuesday that he can help you around your place on Thursday if you need him. I've emailed you that info, too, and also passed it along via Lawdog and I'll try to let Holly know, in case they hear from you.

Still thinking of you.

Xavier said...

Hope all is well with you Peter.....

Deborah Cullins Smith said...

It's Thursday, the 4th, and I'm thinking of you, Peter. Gustav made his way north, and our little area just east of St. Louis is looking a bit soggy. I hear the effects will be felt as far north as Chicago, which is another 250 miles north of here. That's quite a long arm Gustav hit us with. Thank the Lord he downsized to a 2!

I hope you are on the road to recovering from the effects of the storm and will soon be back in touch with us all. The Lost Genre Guild sends their regards and prayers.