Sunday, October 30, 2005

Hunkered Down


The air is heavy here in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. There is no wind, just a quiet stillness. Occasionally it rains, light showers, nothing like a band from a hurricane. The headlines of today´s issue of La Prensa reads, ¨Beta Llegea Amenazarte¨ The picture says it all, showing Hurricane Beta striking the coast of Nicaragua and coming due east, over the mountains of Central Honduras (our destination). What a way to spend my time off--reading and watching American football (with Spanish announcers), waiting to see if it´ll be safe for us to go inland. We went out and brought some emergency supplies (we have more than 5 gallons of water each, extra batteries, a radio, and food, just in case). Right now, it looks like the storm will stay south of us, but we´ll see. I don´t think it would take much to knock out the power grid here. At least, I´m in good company, with a bunch of doctors on a medical relief team.

More later, written from an international keyboard with sticking keys...

10 comments:

  1. So happy to get this report. Thought about you this week knowing your plans prior WILMA. Hope it will stay south and you guys will be okay. Will be thinking of you and wishing for the best.

    WE HAVE POWER finally....and blessed too!! Thank you so much for your sincere concerns and prayers, it is surely appreciated. Thank you friend!

    Take care and hoping you are safe. Keep us updated if you can....May God be with you. You are in our prayers!!!

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  2. Hope you are safe and that we get another update from you soon!

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  3. Doing well, the storm stayed south of us. Will update more later.

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  4. That there is welcome news. Watch for Calebra's!

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  5. Thanks for the update.....have fun!! Can't wait to hear again from you.

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  6. I posted the pic from the newspaper on Sunday, Oct. 30th, on November 10 (I didn't have a scanner down there). Luckily, for us, the hurricane took a different track and moved SW (which wasn't so lucky for the folks in Nicaragua.

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  7. I know you are home safely....but I am starting from here and working myself up.....do not want to miss a thing....(smiling) Glad you are back....missed ya!

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