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Updates from the Islands
[Mon, 21 Sep 1998 21:29EDT] - INIMOD reporting from Martinique:
Hi everyone, Finally, Georges didn't hit Martinique last night, we're all safe! We only had a big rain and some hot wind. Only the kids are unhappy: the schools are still there... :( Thank you all for your nice messages and your prayers.
[Mon, 21 Sep 1998 06:46EDT] - INIMOD reporting from Martinique:
Bright and cool morning here. As usual, Princess Jade's singing inside, because nothing unusual happened last night really. We're getting prepared to get out (to work!) and see what Georges did to our island. Big thought to our neighbours in Antigua and Guadeloupe. Thanks to everybody that responded and wished us good luck (it worked for us!).
[Sun, 20 Sep 1998 20:28EDT] - INIMOD reporting from Martinique:
Is there a hurricane out there or what? Since 4 p.m., the rain comes and goes (with its friend the wind), nothing terrible. Thank God, our princess Jade will be able to sleep tonight.
[Sun, 20 Sep 1998 16:44EDT] - INIMOD reporting from Lamentin, in the middle of Martinique:
4 pm, the rain starts, finally... When you are in the U.S. and you hear that a hurricane is announced, you can jump in your car and dash to another part of the country. But on a 50 mile long island, all you can do is wait for hours and hope for the best. After a whole day of extremely humid condition, the bay windows start to shake violently with the increase of the wind. With a sinister whistling sound..
[Sun, 20 Sep 1998 11:18EDT] - INIMOD reporting from Lamentin, in the middle of Martinique:
Princess Jade is yelling. It's time for her morning juice and her dad is surfing on the net to see Hurricane Georges in 3D, her mom is pressing clothes like crazy in case of loss of power. And, she didn't have the chance to enjoy her bath this morning, as usual. Everybody is busy today! What's going on here? And, Damn it!, it's HOT today! No wind at all, she sweats with only her diaper on. Princess Jade is mad, grand-ma's on the phone and the subject is not HER today but a dude named Georges she never heard about before... Yesterday, the whole house ran back and forth to buy some more gallons of water, some more candels, matches, some more crackers, as if a kind of war has been declared to Martinique. Somebody, explain to her!
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