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- Hurricane Lily
  • From: "Joaquin Tamberg" <jometa AT codetel.net.do>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 23:04:30 -0400
At this time there is no problem in Santo Domingo,  Dominican Republic
Joaquin Tamberg

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- Santo Domingo
  • From: "Rose Lotfi" <alamo AT codetel.net.do>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 13:36:36 -0300
Although the news is "Lili's back", there is no news regarding her newly acquired strength.  Everyone said goodbye to her yesterday with relief.
Today we have some light showers and the weather is pleasantly cold.

- Santo Domingo
  • From: "Danny Stone" <danny.stone AT codetel.net.do>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:48:56 -0400
The clouds from Lili began to move in on Wednesday and we had some showers Wednesday evening. We were far enough away to be spared the wind, but we had heavy cloud cover and light rains throughout the day on Thursday. Only once very early Thursday morning did we have a strong storm move through with some howling winds, but it didn't last very long.
Today, Friday, the clouds are beginning to thin so it looks as though we are almost done with Lili here in the capital city.
Danny Stone
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

- Lili in Dominican Republic
  • From: "Joaquin Gonzalez" <jgonzalez AT swissport.com.do>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:00:26 -0400
Tropical storm Lili let a heavy rain in major part of Hispaniola island; any major damage are not reported to authority, only rain.
If Lili expect to change in next few hours, please inform back to us.
Joaquin Gonzalez.
Dominican Republic

- Cloudy...thats it!
  • From: "Shirley Jarvis" <deanshirl_jarvis AT hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 08:33:33 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Well Lili hasn't touched us in the North, although it has been cloudy since mid-day yesterday, we have only had a few spots of rain and just the usual breeze.
The sun is now trying to break through, so hopefully we are in for a nice day.
Shirley Jarvis
Cabarete...Dominican Republic

- Nothing about lily
  • From: Giancarlo y Mayra Marucci <m.toro AT codetel.net.do>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 07:44:02 -0400
Just low visibility and a ligth rain, the pefect day to stay home 
reading a book about real hurricanes:)

Nothing spectacular around here



- Wet, wet day
  • From: Katia Pouliot <kpouliot AT mercantil.com.do>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 09:27:11 -0400
Title: Wet, wet day

I think basically everyone in Santo Domingo got wet this morning.  Just when everyone was getting ready to leave for work, Lili decided to dump water on us.  All through the night, not one drop of water fell, not one touch of wind was felt.  Even the crickets were quiet throughout the whole night...pretty weird actually.  Rain seems to have tappered off a bit now.  Still pretty gloomy out though.  I really doubt it'll stay that way but if there's one thing we've learned from Lili by now is the expect the unexpected, so everyone's on their toes today and until she hasn't headed northwest, I don't think anyone's going to relax completely.

Katia Pouliot
Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.

- Beautiful day
  • From: "Shirley Jarvis" <deanshirl_jarvis AT hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 20:16:13 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Its been a beautiful clear day here in the North, the stars are shining bright , and we've had the normal gentle breeze, a perfect day.
  Heavy rain is expected in the mountains, so we will have to keep an eye on the river, (as I live on the banks of Rio Yasica), so our furniture doesn't end up on the beach!
  After such a lovely day, our only preperations have been to cut down our nearly ripe bananas!
  In England we say " the lull before the storm"......we shall see what tomorrow will bring.

- Not such a nice summer day anymore...
  • From: Katia Pouliot <kpouliot AT mercantil.com.do>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:07:52 -0400
Title: Not such a nice summer day anymore...

Ok... not such nice weather anymore.  Sun's gone away and the wind's picking up.  Even getting a few drops of rain now...big drops.  But it still looks as though we'll only get a glancing blow so people are still at work and pretty much certain that nothing'll happen.  Hopefully it'll work out that way. 

Katia Pouliot
Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.

- Lilli report--Sosua, Dominican Republic
  • From: "Alec D." <cordayalec AT jarabanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 21:30:56 -0300
"So, is he coming?"
"Naw, not a chance."
"I heard he is."
"So not."
"You sure?"
"Yep.  Haiti get's it, though."
"Oh.  Them.  Okay.  Muy bien."
"Yes please."
    Like this and similar went most conversation this morning, as people woke to the reality of Lilli's trajectory.    It is Dominican nature to ignore the subject of a hurricane to the last possible moment, just up until it is safe to panic.  Only if a hurricane or (as in Lilli's case) a tropical storm closes towards inevitability and the first winds and drops sleet the streets do most realize that something is on the move, and even do most burry their heads in the sand.  A hurricane (oh, yes, we've had them aplenty, but who really gives a rotten banana) is probably the most unimportant banal thing our country could care about presently.  We'd rather have someone fix the electricity issue instead of succumb to the idea that we're under siege.  For now everyone is keeping a cool head and some are praying for our Haitian neighbors.  Some anyway.  Other nod their heads at each other--if it didn't come last night it won't certainly come today.  Now let's plan another riot and demand higher voltage.  Pass the coffee please.
Keepin it real,
Alec Corday
Sosua, Dominican Republic

- Lili pass review
  • From: Tony Ferrer <antonioferrer AT mac.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:28:56 -0400
this time I think we'll pass this one.
all through yesterday the local authorities have taken the safety measures
that they consider necessary to inform and protect the locals.
from dam discharge of excess of water to trimming of trees sidewalks of the
city. Radial and tv. bulletins all through te day.
 Strong winds were expected in the city of sto domingo, instead if anything
it all will be in the southwestern part of the island from barahona to
So far today a bit misty and humid in the city of sto domingo  and calm
prevails, traffic in the streets a bit slower than normal

Tony Ferrer 

- Shoo Lili shoo!!
  • From: Katia Pouliot <kpouliot AT mercantil.com.do>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 07:53:37 -0400
Title: Shoo Lili shoo!!

I guess just about everybody in the DR is watching Lili this morning and hoping that she'll keep heading west (sorry Jamaica...).  Yesterday was a national holiday so everyone was able to follow the storm and start getting ready.  If Lili does hit here, no one'll be able to say that they didn't know about it or didn't have time to get ready (the usual excuse). 

Right now, it looks just like a normal summer day.  Hot, humid and barely a bit of wind.  On the south coast yesterday, around the Barahona area, a good stiff breeze could be felt and the sea was a bit choppy.  I imagine it must be pretty much the same today.  But in Santo Domingo, everything's quiet.  People are at work as usual, going along with their usual routine, only with a glimpse once in a while at the television or internet.  Last night we had a quick shower, accompanied with a good wind but that died down quickly and went back to normal.  Let's hope it continues this way!!

Everyone keep your fingers crossed!

Katia Pouliot
Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.

- Lili
  • From: "Ing. Omar Despradel" <o.despradel AT crcltd.com.do>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 07:24:55 -0400
Dear Friends : Though most of the evening was very quite, early morning showers are passing over the eastern tip of the Dom Rep. The wind is calm, and sea is becoming a bit rougher. Let's hope it will bring a much needed rain, although the western side of the island is preparing for a more serious system.
Jose Omar Despradel

- RE: [HURR] - Lili
  • From: "Eddy R. Matos" <eddy.matos AT codetel.net.do>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 21:07:46 -0400
Here in Santo Domingo all the new work of the National Comision of Emergency
all ready to made the response
www.comisiondeemergencia.com is our site at your order

Best regards


- Watching TD13
  • From: Katia Pouliot <kpouliot AT mercantil.com.do>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 08:23:32 -0400
Title: Watching TD13

Here we go again!  All eyes are on TD13 today because by the trajectory it's taking, there's a mighty good chance it'll be our first close call of the year...  fingers are crossed so that it stays south.  Weather today's hot and humid as always and not much of a breeze.  Looks like it'll be another hot one!

Katia Pouliot
Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.

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