Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hurricane Katrina – Part 6

We’re getting a pretty strong squall with thunder and lightning blowing through now — go here for the latest radar update from The Weather Channel. The wind is coming out of the west, but it will switch to the south once the system makes landfall between 7 and 9 p.m. tonight. Up in Fort Lauderdale they’re getting winds of 45 m.p.h. with gusts to 65 and almost 4 inches of rain so far at the WTVJ studios up in Miramar, which is just over the Miami-Dade — Broward County line.

With the wind out of that direction, my house and car is sheltered by the neighbors and no large trees within tipping range (although that won’t prevent a loose limb or palm frond from becoming airborne).

Some idiot just raced down my street on a motorcycle without a helmet. In the EMT trade they’re known as “organ donors.”