They; and by “they”, I mean, meteorologists; say that this summer will be quite an active Hurricane and Tropical Storm Season. Predictions forecast at least 15 storms severe enough to receive a name. Last month we had Tropical Storm Arlene arrive in Mobile and this morning Tropical Storm Cindy arrived.
The eye of Cindy hit west of Mobile in Mississippi, but as anyone who lives in a hurricane area knows, East of the eye is where all the rain and storms prevail.
So, we are getting a lot of rain, a lot of flood “watches”; thunderstorm “warnings” and there has been a couple of reports of possible tornadoes.
This morning, electrical power was out in my town; as well as some surrounding areas of Mobile. In all, about 30,000 people experienced some temporary outages.
All is well here, now. Except for the rain, that comes and goes in small bands of activity, accompanied by some pretty strong gusts of wind. The local weather guy says gusts are around 35MPH.
All eyes around here are now watching Tropical Storm Dennis down near Jamaica, and wondering if we are in store for another Ivan sometimes next week. I hope not.
In the meantime, Cindy’s eye should quit “crying” water on us by late afternoon, and be out of the area by nightfall.
“Rain, Rain, go away, come again another day!” But, NOT next week.