Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hurricane weather

Zoe is not a happy camper in all this rain!
It was one hell of a summer and now it's one hell of a Fall as Hurricane Paul makes for our part of Baja. The storm is approaching Baja at a Category 2 level, but will hit our area as a Category 1, bringing 30-40 mph winds (which doesn't sound too bad, but that remains to be seen) and even more rain. Hurricane Paul : 5 Day Forecast Map | Weather Underground

Jorge Macias, our home owner association administrator, stopped by a few minutes ago to warn us about the impending storm with suggestions on safeguarding our home. Thanks, Jorge, that's what I call going above and beyond! We'd already started stockpiling water and shoving towels under doors and now we've moved our lighter outdoor furniture to safer locations, so we're as ready as we're going to be. 

Aargh! Not again!!

The problem we all face here in Loreto Bay when the winds kick up is loose tower tiles flying through the air and wreaking havoc. And all this rain means more leaks and more interior damage. We heard of a couple of cases of water just pouring in through people's ceilings after the last rain and this go-around sure isn't going to help. More mildew, more mosquitos and more slogging through water. 

I suppose it helps to think of this storm as an adventure, but that's hard to do when we've had to deal with all the earlier rain and storms. I know I'm not alone in saying, "Hey, nature, enough's enough!"

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