Monday, October 24, 2005
RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
What a way to begin my journey into bloggery. I could have posted about any number of topics, but felt this was timely and important. While we are assisting our own that were affected by the recent storms, let's not forget our neighbors and friends who live on the torquoise sea.
Wilma left 13 dead in Jamaica and Haiti as it made it's way across the caribbean. And if you have a dislike for history here is something to add to your disdain. Tropical Storm Alpha is the record-breaking 22nd named storm of the Atlantic season. It drenched the Dominican Republic and Haiti with heavy rains after sweeping ashore Sunday.
Forecasters warned that deadly flash floods and mudslides were possible as days of rain have already swollen rivers. There have been no immediate reports of death, but the island is in a state of high alert.
dr1.com reports that Alpha leaves a trail of woe. There are 3 persons missing and several thousand homeless. The worst damage is in the southern regions, including Santo Domingo East and San Pedro de Macoris. Cuba has also been heavily damaged by recent storms.
After speaking with my friends in Santo Domingo, I am assured that things in the heart of the city are well. The sun was even shining today!
Let's hope November brings a welcome end to what has been a very busy season.
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