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Hurricane Dean

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How is everyone preparing for the Hurricane. I am told that if it hits Gaudolope (sp?) then it will hit STX, is that true? I will everyone well.

Posted : August 17, 2007 6:17 pm
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Who told you that? it's on a track far South of the USVI! Pretty windy right now though.


Posted : August 17, 2007 6:20 pm
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Try keeping track with National Hurricane Center.

Thye update at least twice a day and will provide more definitive answers. Ronnie is tracking further south and we will be under tropical storm warnings at this point.

Posted : August 17, 2007 6:28 pm
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Charlotte - whoever gave you that information has no conception of either geography or the movement of Hurricane Dean. Guadalupe is about 200 miles south of St. Croix.

Right now the eye of the storm is southwest of Guadalupe and moving intoward the west northwest. The closest the storm will come to St. Croix is about 190 miles (sometime within the next 6 to 8 hours). After that it will continue to move away from the Lesser Antillies toward the southern edge of Jamaica and the Yucatan Penninsula.

Posted : August 17, 2007 6:46 pm
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Charlotte: The eye passed between St Lucia and Martinique early this morning (Friday) and is currently a couple hundred miles south of the VI. A hurricane is not a dot on a map; its effects can be far flung. It pushes water in front of it (waves), causes winds many miles away and ,of course, there is RAIN, which is frequently heaviest after the eye passes by.!

Posted : August 17, 2007 9:21 pm
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Nothing much happening on STX as of 8 PM. A little breezy (20 - 30 mph gusts) and a few sprinkles of rain. The eye is to far south to have any impact.


Posted : August 18, 2007 12:11 am
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hi folks from Aruba. I wanted to let you know we had 16-18 foot seas yesterday on the south shore here. It looked like pacific surf, awesome. The wind also shifted from its' usual direction to the opposite as the storm passed well north of us, but no other effects. I'm missing STX while i work here and hope to be back before the end of the year.

Posted : August 19, 2007 10:45 am
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