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- T.S. Joyce
  • From: "Hallam Alleyne" <hal_lam AT hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 00:24:22 AST
Hi Gert, sorry i took so long to reply but i was busy and did not read my 
mail. Anyway i still thought i would let you know that all is well here in 
Barbados.Joyce decided to keep going south of the island and eventually 
weakened so all we got were a few gusty winds and some rain,but no damage 
done.I guess you would have received other reports already but i still 
wanted to let you know that i am still very much interested in your work and 
it is a very good job you're doing.

        So i will be monitoring your site to see what is happening and i 
will keep in touch.

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- Re: worried from India
  • From: "Terry & Andrea" <terand AT sunbeach.net>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 07:01:11 -0300

The system veered off of Barbados and we got some gusty winds, about 40 mph,
which are neglible in the scheme of things, and scattered showers. It was
not big deal.

Barbados was on a storm watch on Saturday morning but it was never upgraded
to a full alert because there was no threat. However, because it occured at
the weekend when most businesses and government offices were not opened,
they took the opportunity to dismantled computers, store equipment etc etc
so they wouldn't have to return to office to do that in the event that a
strike was imminent.

In short, we have a lovely, cool, Sunday.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Moyna Singh" <moyna AT giasdl01.vsnl.net.in>
To: <terand AT sunbeach.net>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 2:15 AM
Subject: worried from India

> Dear Terry and Andrea,
> I got your email off the bulleti8n board on StormCarib. I have been
> tracking Joyce and the other two from New Delhi because I have a friend in
> Barbados who told me that the island is on Storm Watch from Friday
> afternoon. But some of the messages mention weather that does'nt sound
> hurricaine weather from here. I wonder if you could let me know what its
> like there now...my friend's office has closed down their computers until
> monday or tuesday so I cant find out from him.
> How dangerous is it?
> I would really appreciate a word of response from you...and good luck!
> The monsoons are over so we have bright sunny weather here!
> Warm regards,
> Moyna

- Joyce
  • From: Lesel Ali <lesel AT sunbeach.net>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 20:32:26 -0400
Well if the supermarkets are any indication, then people in Barbados are 
definitely aware of Joyce's impending visit. Could not get a spot in the 
car park this morning! The sound of hammering is echoing around here as 
well. For us who are not used to tropical storm threats, these are all 
positive signs! It's cloudy but very sunny right now (beach weather for 
me!). We shall wait and see.....

Lesel Ali

- Joyce
  • From: "Dave and Jeanne" <dj AT sunbeach.net>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 08:00:34 -0400
	Even though we are now on a tropical storm watch, from 5.00 am this
morning, it seems that the general opinion is that it will miss us. Most
business places that I saw yesterday had prepared by boarding up the windows

	At the moment the weather is cloudy with some showers. We have done the
shopping and checked the generator and will spend to-day cleaning up outside
the house, trimming trees etc.

	Now we wait for the next advisory.

- Barbados on Watch
  • From: "Terry & Andrea" <terand AT sunbeach.net>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 05:47:20 -0300
A watch went into place in Barbados at 5 am today.
Because Joyce has had such a long run-up to Barbados and it was highly publicised since Wednesday, Barbadians have several days to prepare and were spared the last minute rush. The public and private sectors quietly shutdown businesses at the close of busines Friday - those who would not open on the weekend, that is, and they put all preparation in place.
Even though the models are projecting a southward pass, Joyce is so miserable that I'd just have to wait to see what happens. She may very well decide to pay Hugo Chavez a visit. One never knows.

- TD7
  • From: "Terry & Andrea" <terand AT sunbeach.net>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 13:12:56 -0300
All eyes are on possible Tropical Depression #7 located about 1200 miles east-south-east of Barbados at 10N 35W. All conditions are favourable for its development and it has been struggling to become organised.
Even though it is not of tropical depression strength as yet models are being run the system and there are various tracks (of course) ranging from just 445 miles south-east of Barbados and 100 north-east of Barbados to 600 miles east of Montserrat.
It is far too early to tell whether it will develop or where it will go but based on all conditions, it is expected that it could become Tropical Depression #7 within 24 to 48 hours.

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