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Day 2 of the hurricane

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The wind started was getting stronger and stronger after I posted last night and at around 10pm the rain started - tropical down pours. We had sustained winds around 65mph and gusts up to 75mph - tropical storm force as we were getting the outer bands.

Our electric was going in and out with all it's accompanying sounds: back-ups beeping when it went off and things making noises kicking back in. Most of this was between 2 and 3 am and just as we were ready to settle back to sleep there was a loud banging noise, like thunder. The wind had blown open our metal garage doors. DH went down and managed to secure them with ropes anchored to the big truck as some of the welded brackets had come undone.
Between all that and the noise of the wind and rain we didn't get a lot of sleep.

In the morning the bay was really churning and we saw a yacht stranded on the beach opposite our house.

We saw another yacht that had broken loose from its moorings drifting by and it ended up on another beach. (I took this pic in the afternoon when we went out)

By 11am we had small patches of blue sky and the wind got down to around 35mph, still very blustery but not as scary as during the night. We drove into town after lunch and had a look around, we were quite amazed how little damage there was. Some flooding from the waves in low lying areas and some big puddles from the rain in the usual places.

Here is a picture of "disfunction junction" where we enter town from the bay road. The sea was still churning but again, not nearly as bad as it had been.

Oxxo is like a convenience store, similar to a 7/11 and Santa Fe is a smallish supermarket, I guess in the US it wouldn't qualify as a "super" market but here it does LOL. It is one of the markets where I shop, most of the time they have the best veggies in town.

Tomorrow we should have sunshine again - I am ready :)

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    Wow, just catching up with sparks buddies. I enjoy a good storm but hate the threat of losing power here in Mexico. Thanks so much for sharing your photos. And no wonder why we had like 3 really cloudy rainy days even though we are central....some of it must have blown over our way.
    2464 days ago
    I hope by now you have your sunshine back?

    2465 days ago
  • IRP1114
    So glad it is over! emoticon
    2466 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    Your last 2 blogs remind me of Hurricane Hugo. It will be 25 years ago Sunday that Hurricane Hugo hit the area where we live. I will never forget what it was like with its 100-plus mph winds and the damages they caused. The night it hit it seemed like the wind would never stop blowing and all the sounds of things that went "bump in the night" were quite frightening. We kept wondering if we would experience a tree crashing through our roof (our next-door neighbor did). Then everything got very calm and quiet and the eye of the storm started to pass over us and we and all our neighbors went outside to look for whatever damage we could see. The power was out everywhere and the night was pitch black and eerily quiet. Trees were downed (many of them among the "things that went bump in the night"). Many of the trees in our neighborhood had trunks that were grotesquely twisted or had been totally uprooted and lying on their sides. Boats that had been anchored in the harbor were blown ashore and some from the marina were piled up on the land. Houses, garages, vehicles, fences - many of them had trees lying on top of them! Then we went back inside to wait out the other half of the storm passing through. We were fortunate; we had very little damage - a few shingles knocked off the edge of the house where a tree had fallen on it and our privacy fence that had caved under the weight of trees that fell on top of 3 sections of it. Fortunately, we all survived and no one in my family was injured. But there was a lot of damage in the metropolitan area, along the coast and to the barrier islands.

    So glad you suffered nothing serious.
    2467 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2014 9:24:51 PM
  • no profile photo CD14421702
    emoticon Glad to hear that is behind you. emoticon
    2468 days ago
    So glad u guys r safe, I know I would have been scared out of my mind with all that going on! so glad the sun will be returning and things settle down for u. Enjoy your day Lisa! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2468 days ago
    I'm glad things are better for you now.
    2468 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Whew, glad things are OK for you. Hurricanes are nothing to mess with. Take care, and give your hubby a hug. emoticon
    2468 days ago
    Glad to hear that there was little damage and that all is well with you! We live on a very small island, so any time there is a hurricane, we go into full protection mode...and it is a lot of work!


    Glad you're ok!
    2468 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Scary. Take care! emoticon
    2468 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12282919
    Glad to hear that you made it through the night.
    2468 days ago
    Oh my gosh! That had been one scary night! I'm so happy to hear San Carlos had little damage! I'm sorry about your garage door! Thank God you guys are okay! I've been thinking about you all day and wondering how you're doing! Thanks for sharing the pictures and letting us know you're okay! You are in my prayers! Send in lots of hugs your way!
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    2468 days ago
  • DYANNE4293
    Be safe!
    2468 days ago
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