Hurricane Sandy in Jamaica
Hurricane Sandy In Jamaica
Hurricane Sandy Update
History will mark today, October 24th as the first time a hurricane made landfall in Jamaica since Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988!
That's 24 years ago! Not bad considering that we are in the hurricane belt :-)
This time it was the 'bad girl' Hurricane Sandy
Sandy literally crept up
on us, catching everyone off guard!
But it didn't last long at all, quickly moving towards and across the island.
At the time of writing (8PM EST), it was just about 60 miles north north east of Kingston and moving north at about 14 miles per hour (Hurricane Center) so we are still having some impact in parts of the island.
So how have we feared?
It is still early days, but from the reports in so far it seems we have been spared the worst.
I understand that over 1000 persons are now in emergency centers across the island, one death, severe damage to agriculture crops (banana etc), down power lines and extensive electricity loss, loss of water, block roads etc. particularly in the eastern end of the island.
That is primarily St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas.
But we still have to be thankful.
Yours truly is in the west (Montego Bay) and we have been stable for the most part here.
We had some rain and wind but for the most part, just the inconvenience of the loss of water and power.
I'll be asking for my fellow Jamaicans here to share their experiences
on this post so we can get a wider feel of the impact.
In the meantime, thanks for all the love and the prayers my friends. It was very comforting seeing all the facebook sentiments and wishes.
Thanks again on behalf of all Jamaica!
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