[IMG: Hurricane Georges making landfall on the Dominican Republic September 22, 1998; Credit: Dennis Chesters, Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Craig Mayhew, and Hal Pierce, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Updates from the Islands
Georges - Martinique

[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

[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
     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

[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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