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 :)