28 May, 2009

So, It Starts Again...

Two-thirty A.M. this morning, the bed shakes, the walls creak... No, it really wasn't like that for me. the earthquake just off of Honduras apparently woke me up, but I thought it was just me waking up at almost my usual time. I don't recall feeling a thing.

Our neighbors, Doug and Twyla, said, when I got to their place for dog-walking this morning, that the quake had awakened them. Cody, our caretaker, also said his house was rocking.

Anyway, damage, apparently light, occurred in Placencia, and the community water tower in Mango Creek, collapsed. Major bummer for them, i'm sure.

And then, just a little bit ago, this:
000
WTNT31 KNHC 281449
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ADVISORY NUMBER 1
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012009
1100 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2009
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST...
This one, first of the season is up somewhere around Cape Hatteras. So, I start checking my Yahoo Hurricane Monitor every morning, first thing. It's a great widget. If you don't have it, I highly recommend it. Andy Ladner has done an outstanding job making it an inobtrusive, yet comprehensive tool that really works well.

I'll post a copy of my Hurricane Preparedness Checklist here soon, and maybe add some stuff for earthquake preparedness as well.

3 comments:

Jon. Anderson said...

Brother Dave - Glad the Earthquake didn't waken you or Diana! We think of you two every time there's mention of C America in the news. Hope all's well and wishing you a quiet hurricaine season!

Fraternally,
Jon & Marty

Dave + Dianna Rider said...

Bro. Jon - I copied the email I tried sending to you which errored out twice... Is there a problem with your email provider/account/ISP? - d

Bro. Jon,

Thank you so much for the nice wishes. I think of you guys often as well, like last fall about the time of the wine bottling. We really do miss those affairs.

Take care. Keep Bro. Bulloch in line too.

Fraternally,

Dave and Dianna

Lion Lady said...

Yo D & D: Heard there was a rumble in your area and was very glad everything is OK w/ you. Preparedness is the key word for Huricane season, even if it's early. Keep us informed.
Jeanette