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Cathyincayman  (Level: 50.2 - Posts: 33)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 11:21 AM


Hi everyone,
I'm here in the Cayman Islands and Hurricane Dean is headed stright for us, looks like it's going to be a bad one, REALLY BAD, possibly wrose than IVAN, we're all battening down as best we can, and preparing for the wrost, and that's what's looks like is on the way!!!! So keep us Sploofers here in Grand Cayman in your thoughts, and hopefully I'll be back online sometime next week if all goes well, wish us luck!!! Cathy in Cayman

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 12:07 PM

I do send you every good wish. Will never forget the hurricanes-5, I believe, that devastated the Orland, Fl. area in 2004 It was a terrifying experience-one I had never experienced before and hope never to again-even strong winds and rain make me nervous-actually used to enjoy storms. You and yours are in my thoughts-Linda

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 12:13 PM

Hang in there, Cathy! You are in our prayers!

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.3 - Posts: 6097)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 12:39 PM

I've seen the Hurricane coverage on Hurricane Dean, and they do expect it to be a bad one. May God bless you and your family, and anyone in the path of the hurricane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cathy! Hopefully it will be over soon without too much damage!


Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 12:45 PM

My prayers are with you and all in the hurricanes path. God bless.


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 12:46 PM

All the best, Cathy, my heart and my hopes will be with you as you safely ride out the storm. Keep posting as long as you can so we know you're okay, and let us know as soon as you are able if you lose power - we'll be worried.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 1:50 PM

Cathy, we'll be praying for you here in Florida. I was in coastal Alabama during Ivan, and it beat us up. But we recovered. Keep yourself safe, and stockpile water, food and dry clothes if you can. Our thoughts are with you!


Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 5:30 PM

Praying for you Cathy. Genny

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 5:49 PM

Crossing my fingers for you Cathy...hang on!!


Diva305  (Level: 152.6 - Posts: 1655)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 5:53 PM

Good Luck Cathy!
Buy stock in Duracell
Fill up your gas tanks! (Learned that one!)
And get as many coolers and ice as you can!

Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 5:54 PM

Our prayers are with you, Cathy... it sounds like all my favorite Caribbean spots are in danger again. I hope you have lots of peanut butter and water! Rita

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 6:31 PM

Fingers crossed & hoping for the best.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 6:40 PM

Hey Cathy! Thoughts and prayers heading your way!

We had a double-celled cyclone thru here early June.
Make sure everything outside that is loose is secured, windows taped, that you have plenty of water in sealed containers, quick'n'easy food, candles, matches, flashlight, batteries, first-aid kit.
Get yourself into an area of your home away from windows, close the doors and make yourself a secure bunker with blankets, a mattress and all the things you need.

Have a backpack at the ready with your cellphone, wallet, food, first-aid kit, change of clothes and important documents (such as car registration, passport and all insurance documents) at the ready in case you have to evacuate.
Make sure your cellphone is charged up while you still have power.

May God watch over you.....

Penguin  (Level: 64.2 - Posts: 42)
Sun, 19th Aug '07 12:25 AM

aug 18 2007

Hoping for the best, Cathy. We're here for you.


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 19th Aug '07 1:20 AM

Hang in there Cathy, and we hope to hear
from you again very soon.

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Sun, 19th Aug '07 9:48 AM

Gas and Ice are HUGE!!! Good luck!


Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Sun, 19th Aug '07 11:27 AM

We are thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome.

Kimoira  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 1195)
Sun, 19th Aug '07 2:17 PM

Our thoughts are with you... it looks pretty brutal.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 19th Aug '07 10:23 PM

For anyone following the storm,
the news on CNN at 10.20PM EST
said that there was very little damage in Jamaica,
but Hurricane Dean is now heading directly for
the Cayman Islands.

Markieboy  (Level: 269.4 - Posts: 198)
Mon, 20th Aug '07 5:04 AM

My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are both working out there at the moment, bracing themselves - it's their first hurricane season in the Caymens - sure they'll be fine.


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 20th Aug '07 7:01 AM

The person in charge in the Cayman Islands was just on Tv talking about the comprehensive plans they have in place - so it definitely sounds as if they
are well prepared for most eventualities. I'm sure everyone will be OK.

I was a child in HongKong - but I remember the air of suppressed anxiety
during the Typhoon season. And the primitive drainage systems they had in
place, to safely channel the water running down the mountains - sweeping
everyone and everything off the Island, into the South China Sea.

Sblv  (Level: 195.4 - Posts: 337)
Mon, 20th Aug '07 3:01 PM

I have heard that Dean's eye has passed near the Cayman Island and it is gone know. We all hope that everybody is doing well. Please let us know as soon as you can.

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Mon, 20th Aug '07 5:46 PM

It looks like it is passed, but it is predicted to go Cat 5 before hitting the Yucatan. We're praying for the poor folks there. Also, the Typhoon Sepat that went over Taiwan and then into the Fujian area of Mainland China was a monster. I hope people are well there, too.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 21st Aug '07 9:21 AM

Chinese people are so used to the harshness of Nature.
That's why they are such fatalists....and like an iceberg.
It's all going on UNDER the surface.

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