or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Hurricane coming our way:(
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hurricane coming our way:(

post #1 of 148
Thread Starter 
hello everyone:

Tropical Storm Irene (will be a hurricane soon) is coming our way to Puerto Rico. We have everything ready and i have all my kitties safe and ready for the bad weather. I hate this! Soon I will have no electricity and no water. The important thing is to stay safe. here is a radar photo of what's coming to us:

Puerto Rico is the tiny island right in front of the storm, is coming right at us
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/tatl/flash-rb.html

Tammy
post #2 of 148
Stay safe! Do you have a shelter or something?

The last time PR had a hurricane, we were there a couple of weeks later (still no electricity in a lot of places). But between the storm and that cruise, we took several truckloads of generators to the port to be taken over to PR.
post #3 of 148
Thread Starter 
We don't need shelter, our home is safe. Most houses in PR are made of concrete because of hurricanes, not many wood houses in PR.

Tammy
post #4 of 148
Stay safe! I've been through a hurricane that was barely a category 1 (because it came pretty far inland) and it was scary and did a ton of damange! I can't even imagine a direct hit.
post #5 of 148
I know that worry my friend...
my place is too path of hurricanes...
Stay safe..........
post #6 of 148
OH Tammy, I am so worried hearing of this news. PLEASE stay safe and I will be praying hard for you and your furbabies. Will be watching the weather... MEGA MEGA stay safe vibes coming your way.....
post #7 of 148
We had Hurricane Juan come through as a Cat 2, here in Nova Scotia. It was kinda scary but sort of fun in a way too. There was A LOT of damage but it was almost funny to wake up the next day and see every house and car completely covered in leaves.

Glad you are well prepared, stay safe and hope you get power back before too long!
post #8 of 148
Thread Starter 
Thank you all It just started raining and they said in the news that the hit will be more direct than they thought. But we are ready, my kitties are all sleeping and I hope they don't get too scared when they hear all the noise.
post #9 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momto4kitties View Post
We don't need shelter, our home is safe. Most houses in PR are made of concrete because of hurricanes, not many wood houses in PR.

Tammy
We went to Cozumel soon after their last hurricane. There wasn't a building on the island you couldn't see clear through. Only the skeletons of most hotels. Destroyed the all-concrete cruise ship dock, left nothing behind of what was on it.

Concrete isn't as strong as you might think, when it comes to a maximum hurricane.
post #10 of 148
Thread Starter 
I know, I've been throught lots of them, but thank God this one is not too strong.
post #11 of 148
Stay safe hun.xx
post #12 of 148
Stay safe!!!
post #13 of 148
Hugs, Tammy and kitties...be safe!
post #14 of 148
Thread Starter 
Thank you Things are still calmed, it will start at 12 am or 1am, the eye of the storm will cross our island.
post #15 of 148
I've been watching it and worrying! STAY SAFE and please let us know as soon as you can how you are!

you won't be without power, water (and internet!) long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #16 of 148
Thread Starter 
THank you all, Thank you Laurie My kitties are a little bit tense because they see us worrying and working around the house and they know something is going on, besides, my brother Joey, his wife Lisangeline and their cat Lola are all here with us too. Lola is is a separate room because the poor girl hates cats, the only cat she has seen is Lucas and it was when she was tiny. She hates cats, I think she doesn't know she is a cat. She has lived her whole life with only her parents (my brother and his wife). She is pretty upset right now.

I have always told them to please bring her around so she could play with my kitties, but they didn't do that and poor lola doesn't know how to be wround other cts, she gets very upset, hiss at them and attacks them.

Poor Lola

It is raining, but no wind yet...

Tammy
post #17 of 148
I hope you, your human and cat family are safe
post #18 of 148
Thread Starter 
Irene has been hittinu us all night, but thank God in the west area where I lived we haven't received the strong hurricane winds, just rain and we still have electricity, yay!
post #19 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momto4kitties View Post
Irene has been hittinu us all night, but thank God in the west area where I lived we haven't received the strong hurricane winds, just rain and we still have electricity, yay!
Great update! Hopefully everyone there has it easy.
post #20 of 148
Thread Starter 
Tahnk you. Sadly, other areas of PR have been affected, there are floods and the winds have done damage, but us in the west of PR will only get rain.
post #21 of 148
Wow, just reading this now hun and I an SO glad that you weren't badly effected! :hugs!
post #22 of 148
I just saw this.
Lots of :hugs and :Vibes: going out to you and the kitties. Tammy, I so glad things aren't too bad where you are.
post #23 of 148
Lots of that you and your loved ones will all be safe throughout the storm!
post #24 of 148
Hope you all remained safe throughout the entire storm!

It's now headed in our direction (Charleston, SC) forecasted as a category 3. Should be interesting....

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurri...ene_2011-08-20
post #25 of 148
Tammy, I'm so sorry for those affected, but so glad you kept power - and are all safe!!!!!
post #26 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tara & Rob View Post
Hope you all remained safe throughout the entire storm!

It's now headed in our direction (Charleston, SC) forecasted as a category 3. Should be interesting....

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurri...ene_2011-08-20

Yep.. I live in Wilmington, NC and it's headed straight for us as well. I've never been through a hurricane before so this should be interesting.
post #27 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by AimerLee View Post
Yep.. I live in Wilmington, NC and it's headed straight for us as well. I've never been through a hurricane before so this should be interesting.
It's quite the experience, that's for sure. I hope you are well prepared. I know we weren't. But Juan just made a last minute turn for us. We went without power for like 4-5 days. We didn't have extra water, batteries or anything. That went for most of the people I know as well. Lets just say when the power came back on, I could hear most of the neighborhood cheering.

I was awake when the eye went over Halifax but slept through the rest of the storm.
post #28 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMyParker View Post
It's quite the experience, that's for sure. I hope you are well prepared. I know we weren't. But Juan just made a last minute turn for us. We went without power for like 4-5 days. We didn't have extra water, batteries or anything. That went for most of the people I know as well. Lets just say when the power came back on, I could hear most of the neighborhood cheering.

I was awake when the eye went over Halifax but slept through the rest of the storm.
I'm not prepared... yet. Classes start in 2 days, so 13,000+ students are now in town that would need to be evacuated as well. My apartment is on a peninsula 2 miles from the beach and half a mile from the river so flooding is pretty much inevitable (luckily we're on the 3rd floor). If it does come, I'll head over to my parents' place 2 hours inland, but the only way out is a 2 lane road that turns into the highway... should be interesting.
post #29 of 148
It was headed straight for us around noon, but has since veered away. I'm betting it doesnt make US landfall at all - seems to be turning east pretty rapidly.

Hubby and I (and quite a few others, who lived on the Gulf coast for 20 years) were actually looking forward to one. Hubby moved to SC right after Hugo, so he's never experienced one. Hurricane Floyd came up through NJ in '99 and I remember that damaging some property and mild flooding. Planned on picking up a generator and watching the storm. A lot of people here were panicking this afternoon, even with it forecasted 5 days out.
post #30 of 148
Hope you are still ok Tammy. I have step-family I've never met in PR. I believe they all live inland.

The forecast for us is to get heavy rain and wind on Sunday from this. I'm not looking forward to it. We've had quite a bit of rain the last few weeks already so that kind of bothers me. But the winds aren't thrilling either. Still I'd rather have this than a direct hit. I'm kind of surprised my father hasn't called me trying to get me to come up his way yet.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Hurricane coming our way:(