Sunday, September 07, 2008

We Don't Like Ike

I have to bail on you guys today to help out some friends who are on the move from Hurricane Ike.

Some weather info links:

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel's Hurricane Center page has lots of maps, updates and helpful info on hurricane preparedness and what to expect from Ike.

The National Hurricane Center's website offers the most current official advisories on Tropical Storm Hanna, Hurricane Ike and the remnants of Tropical Storm Josephine (which they're watching to see if it will regenerate into something.) For you folks on the Pacific side, they also have the latest on Tropical Storm Lowell.

New Orleans resident/author Poppy Z. Brite has been reporting via audio posts on the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav over at her LiveJournal.

We had to drive through Volusia County last night, and saw a lot of standing water between Cassia and DeLand, especially any place near the St. John's. The riverfront businesses and the roads leading to them appear to be still under at least a foot of water, and the river hasn't stopped rising yet, so there's more to come. I won't describe the smell.

Send all the good thoughts you can to the South, folks. We really need them.


  1. If you really want to entertain yourself, go to They take the NHC data and put in really cool graphics.

  2. Stay safe. Hopefully it will degenerate soon.

  3. Be safe! I hope everyone down there comes through this alright.

  4. Anonymous8:35 PM

    Be careful, be safe. Here in Jax we had over 25 inches of rain from Fay. The smell in my horse pasture from all the dying grass is atrocious. Everything is soooo flooded still, ditches, ponds, etc. that the water has no where to go around me. My poor babies are going stir crazy from being stalled up so much. Take care!

  5. All sorts of good thoughts and prayers for all of you. :(