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- getting gusty in Bequia
  • By "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:38:35 -0400

It’s getting quite blowy here in Bequia, with big wind gusts now.  I had a wooden ornament fall of a bathroom window on the back side of the house, and the wind never comes from that direction, so that was a surprise.  I’ve gone around and moved in everything that might blow.  No rain for the last little while, and for the most part what we’ve had has been more drizzle than anything else, though there was what sounded like a good downpour around 4:30 this morning.  The sea is wild with the tops of the big waves being blown backwards.  The forecast for Bequia for winds is now down to 70 kph so that’s good news.


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- Bequia and Maria
  • By "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:59:24 -0400
NEMO St. Vincent and the Grenadines

35 mins · 

Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

A Flood Warning is in effect until 6:00pm today, Monday 18th, 2017.

The High Surf Advisory and Small Craft Warning remains in effect

 

In Bequia it’s been raining off and on for a couple of hours, I woke up to shut windows around 4 and then the dog kept me awake.  There must be thunder somewhere as our dog was just trembling for quite a while.  The sea on the Atlantic side is rough, and there is a little wind 37 kph from the NW.  According to the Bequia weather forecast the winds will be up to 91 kph later today with rain pretty much all day.

 


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- Hurricane Irma
  • By Barefoot Yacht Charters - Bookings <bookings at barefootyachts.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:53:09 -0400
Since early this morning, westerly winds have been increasing here, and we now
have around 25 knots from the west.

 

Swells and seas are also starting to build

 

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- high waves along the windward coast
  • By "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:32:18 -0400

May God be with you as you take shelter from monster storm Hurricane Irma.  Prayers going out that Irma might still turn north and save the islands, and for safety for all in her wide path, but in the meantime, get your important papers and devices into plastic bags, grab the insect repellant, canned food, bottled water, flashlights, whatever else you might need, and find a strong place to shelter, high enough from potential flooding.


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- video of flooding in Port Elizabeth, Bequia, SVG
  • By "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:13:38 -0400

https://www.facebook.com/kenroy.patterson.1/videos/1662669903743754/

 

This video popped up on Facebook today, taken on Friday morning after the deluge from TS Harvey…what a mess…lots of flooding all over Bequia…


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- aftermath of Harvey in Bequia
  • By "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:13:49 -0400

The rain from TS Harvey started about 2 am, and it rained lightly until about 9 am when the wind picked up and the rain came down in torrents, and was coming from all directions.  The rain was like a waterfall coming down stairs and over garden walls and the hillsides, and the roads were rivers. The water was sheeting off the roof as it was coming so heavily, and there was a lot of flooding, stone walls fell down, there are some trees down, lots of rocks and mud in the roads, some blocking the roads completely.  I understand the road to Paget Farm is difficult to pass. The storm surge was terrible in Port Elizabeth with much damage being done to waterfront businesses, with water inside 6 feet high.  Many homes were flooded as well, ours included.   By the time we finished cleaning up the mess and I had time to notice, around 1 pm, Harvey was gone.  Today the sun is shining, the sky is blue, with a nice gentle breeze, and we have dogs beds, shoes, baskets, rugs, etc. out in the sun and the breeze to dry.   There was such a volume of water in such a short time that gutters and drains that are normally quite adequate for the normal volume of water, just couldn’t cope. 

 

Attached is a video taken at Friendship Bay of the road turned into a river.

file://www./leandra.plantinga/videos/10155036166698892/


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- It could have been worst...but thank God!
  • By "Colvin C. Harry - The Koolkidd" <colvinharry at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:30:31 +0000 (UTC)
Greetings Stormcarib Friends,

Its the quiet after the storm here in Kingstown as Tropical Storm Harvey passed just to the south of Kingstown about 11AM on Friday August 18th , the intense activity south of Kingstown sparked flooding on the islands of Bequia and Mustique with Bequia being the hardest hit.

The Southern Portion of mainland St Vincent remained largely unscathed with just the isolated case of flooding in Calliaqua and a few other minor road floodings.A portion of the road at Orange Hill was washed out cutting off communities north of that area,there were large waves in Owia at the Fisheries center and a blockage at a bridge in London resulted in some street flooding.I had some photos to post but another correspondent already did that so I wouldnt double up on that report.

The all clear was given at 2PM after the Tropical Storm Warning was discontinued and the Argyle International Airport re-opened two hours later at 4PM with air traffic resuming.Some food outlets and other businesses opened at 4PM in the city.

After all it passed right over us and it could have been worse,but thank god no life was lost. All shelters except for two have been closed , there were close to one dozen persons including an entire family at those shelters up to this afternoon.

The National Emergency Management Organisation NEMO will continue their assessments tomorrow as they travel down to the Grenadines.


Thanks everyone for your concern and once again God has spared us from the worst.
 
 
Colvin " Koolkidd" Harry
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National Broadcasting Corporation of St Vincent and the Grenadines
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- St Vincent reports
  • By Nicha Branker <branker.nicha at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:33:27 +0000
Hello Gert,

It is awfully quiet in St Vincent. I ventured into KINGSTOWN around 3:00pm today it was indeed abandoned except for the squash center that is hosting the OECS Squash championships with 7 countries participating.
Anyway there seems to some damage again north east of the country, Owia, Sandy Bay, London with rivers over flowing their banks washing away roads, huge floods.
Owia Fisheries Complex taking a beating.
Photos above are Sandy Bay, London, Owia.

Bequia had severe flooding maybe a first. Photos of Bequia here.
Mustique airport runway under water


CALLIAQUA again on the same side of the island, where the Coast Guard base is located, and on the way to the old airport and KINGSTOWN.




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Nicha Branker Ms.



- Rainy Day
  • By "Colvin C. Harry - The Koolkidd" <colvinharry at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:45:31 +0000 (UTC)
Greetings StormCarib Friends!

It has been Raining all day on and off..some light showers with a few heavy ones.

It is raining right now in Kingstown and it looks as though we will be in for a wet night!

Stay Dry folks!

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