Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bad Moon Rising

Oh dear, EnviroCan is warning that the island is going to take a kicking, several kickings in succession, starting tonight and running through Sunday. It reminds me of John Fogerty singing this:

I hear hurricanes a blowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers over flowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin
Well don't go around tonight,
Well it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise, oh right
Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

This time they've issued something called a "Special Weather Statement." It sounds kind of apocalyptic. The local authorities are telling us to lay in extra water, lots of batteries and flashlights, tinned and dried foods, all the good "end of days" stuff.
Most of us have all that stuff all the time anyway. We're regularly hectored by our government to maintain earthquake preparedness. It sounds like they're expecting widespread and prolonged electrical outages. Okay, no internet. I'm lucky. My stove and hot water are gas and that's rarely knocked out and I've got an ample supply of well seasoned wood for the wood stove. Candles galore. Somehow, over the years, I've accumulated a load of candles. Maybe they've been breeding. 
Right now it's sunny with hardly a cloud in the sky. In a matter of hours that will apparently no longer be the case. The big question now is if we'll get hammered by three severe storms or four.
If you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know why. 



Toby said...

Hang in there. Here's hoping it isn't as awful as forecast.

The Mound of Sound said...

I'm ready. I only hope everybody is prepared. We've got some very elderly people living alone in our neighbourhood. Fortunately the others look after them when it gets ugly.

Dana said...

All stocked up here too. Here on the side of our mountain we're told we can expect as much as 69mm between tonight and tomorrow. Followed by days of 33,46,36,21,16,22 and so on. New roofs in the complex are almost completed too. Not much to worry about I guess.

Anonymous said...

It is a weather event not a climate event don't become too excited.
We are experienced power out 'survivors" LOL .
The wood burner glows wonderfully , the camp stove has propane and the wine cellar is full; bring it on.............


The Mound of Sound said...

I took several precautionary measures yesterday including reviewing my home policy with the insurer, getting in extra water and food, fully charging everything from my toothbrush to cell phone and running everything through the washer-dryer.

Apparently we got hit by high winds between 2-4 a.m. I, however, had "fresh sheet sydrome" and slept through it. Dead calm this morning. We've even had blue sky and sunshine recently. We're told Storm Two arrives this evening. The third is supposed to be the worst.