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Catastrophic Hurricane Felix

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by lamont, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. diverrick

    diverrick Solo Diver

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    Wll it certainly didn't go where the "experts said it would go!! I never even heard the word "El Salvador" mentioned until now. Those darn spinning things are fickle for sure, they never go where you tell them to.... Kinda like kids ;-). I hope every one is ok down there, especially the ones on the East side who took the F-5 part of it.
     
  2. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

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    I heard on Love FM radio this morning that 4 people died as a result of the storm in Nicaragua. Here in Stann Creek, Belize, if it wasn't for radio and internet, we'd have never known there was a hurricane. Just a bit cloudy and some rain, which is pretty normal for this time of year.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You don't have a barometer? The natives who live closer to the land do have other ways to tell of coming changes - smoke not rising, birds not flying, ect. I hope they found ways to get upstream and off those low islands.

    The main reason for these postings are for those planning on travel to the areas or with other interests - like our concern for you and others we know there. I imagine the local radio does give warnings, and I hope you all do monitor these things on your own. Glad you were not hit hard, and hope the rest of the season is good for you. :)
     
  4. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

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    I'm not sure how close it has to be for the animals to react. A guy told me Monday that all the butterflys were heading inland. Perhaps but that was a bit premature. Neither Dean nor Felix came within 200 miles of here so everything seemed pretty normal. They say the frigate birds come to land but I didn't see any. And the buzzards were still in the air yesterday.
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've been too far from the land too long, but recall some of the things we noticed here - how the cattle acted, edgy, overeating, heading for cover, etc. They'll give signs a day or more in advance, and maybe the butterflies knew. Buzzards flying high meant you were not in danger.
     

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