[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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Georges - Cuba

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 07:24:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Jay Bennett (ozzyfan1@webtv.net)
Subject: Cuba on Hurricane Georges

   I have friends there and they did fine.
Stayed indoors for 24 hours.he was 
strong an fierce.Blew over A few trees.
But to cubans it is just A memory.

[Mon, 21 Sep 1998 15:08EDT] - Jenni Burdette reporting from Cuba:

     Hurricane Georges was centered at 17.9N, 64.7W or 660 miles away from Naval
     Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maximum winds were 110. Movement was towards the
     W NW at 15kts. Radar observations from San Juan suggest that the hurricane may
     be getting more organized now. Some increase in strength is possible before the
     center of Georges reaches Puerto Rico. Intensity of Georges is largely
     dependent on how the circulation interacts with Puerto Rico, Dominican
     Republic, and the extreme eastern Cuba.
     We are still in hurricane condition III, which should change in the next day .
     Residents here have been busy making preparations for this hurricane, and
     shelters are being prepared for residents whom do not live in hurricane proof
     housing. General outlook is to be prepared for this hurricane, whether we have
     an encounter with Georges or not.

[Sun, 20 Sep 1998 11:47EDT] - Jenni Burdette reporting from Cuba:

     The Naval Base here has set Hurricane condition III, which means that we could
     experience dangerous winds within 48hrs. Currently hurricane Georges  is
     centered near
     16.1N, 57.1W moving W at 15kts, or 1110 miles from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba .
     Maximum sustained wind speed is 130KTS with gusts to 165KTS.
     Everyone here is making preparations for this hurricane. Most people that
     reside here  live
     in hurricane proof housing, and are stocking up on food, water, batteries, and
     taking all
     the appropriate precautions.

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