Belize weather models have Tropical Storm Alex coming much closer to us than they showed last night. Joey left a comment on yesterday’s post saying that San Pedro is in the tracking cone, the bulk of the storm forecast to go across the northern tip of Belize toward the Yucatan peninsula. We could see 4-8″ of rain and very gusty winds 40-50 mph. A warning means winds of 39-73 mph possible in the next 24 hours. Category 1 Hurricanes begin at 74 mph. It is good to keep on top of the weather in Belize – especially during hurricane season.
It is reassuring that the One Caribbean Weather crew has been to Ambergris Caye and met so many of us in person – it puts a different spin on them reporting bad weather here and wishing us all safe and sound.
Paul just suggested we pull chairs and stuff off the balcony at some point before the wind picks up. Back later going to go make myself another iced coffee and make sure that everything that needs to be is well charged on the odd chance we lose power later on.
Important news from Colette – The FAB Ball, organized by Friends of the Humane Society, has been postponed due to bad weather. It will now be held on Saturday the 3rd of July -next week. The entertainment has all offered to come back to show their support and it will be even bigger and better. So, everyone now has one more week to find their most FABulous outfit. It is going to be a wonderful party!
Groceries went well – we hit Super Buy – Marina’s and Sausage Factory. Ran into Beth – Rick and Dianne who were all doing some stocking up for the storm. Some of us will be a few pounds heavier after Alex leaves us. The tracking model is now saying 8 pm that it will be hitting us. It is noon now and the wind is already picking up a lot.
Before we went out earlier I heard some loud music and thought it was our neighbors so I went to go take a look and see where it was coming from and got a big surprise when I went out on the veranda – our favorite boat the Seaduced Catamaran was driving by looking for a place to park safely for the storm. The water in our canal was not quite high enough yet so they backed out and tied up beside our building and we will ring Elito when the tide rises a bit and he can get it further down the canal.
Lara Goldman HURRICANE TIP: Roll up towel in the bottom of a large trash bag. Place bag OUTSIDE door, pull opening of the bag under the door so that the roll is flush with the bottom of the OUTSIDE of the door. Pull taut. The water will press the towel and bag to the bottom outside of the door forming a seal against water. Putting on the inside of the door doesn’t do diddly. Lesson learned and tested to success in Hurricane Dean 🙂