Everyone here in St. Croix sends
their prayers for those that have been affected by Hurricane Isadore in Mexico
and the Gulf of Mexico.
After a wonderful day sailing to Buck
Island on Sunday, September 23, 2002, we came back to the dock at the Marina
and the buzz was that there is a Tropical Depression that may affect St. Croix
but not hit us. Well, I can tell
you that it felt like a big blow to the solar plexus. My husband and I have been following it on Intellicast and
the storm tracking doesn’t look like it will come near us. You never know-- Hurricanes are so
So now we have to make a decision—what
preparations need to be done today.
We are going to prepare the boat for a storm. Our other house takes a whole day to secure and this one
less than that. It only takes
about ½ hour here to close up the accordion shutters but a whole bunch of time
to put all patio, pool and lawn stuff away. We need propane gas for our grill as we ran out. We also had to buy water because
it has been so dry.
I hope that this depression doesn’t
turn into anything much. Living here is truly paradise but every
once in the while a serpent rears it’s ugly head. I have been in an Earthquake in California and that has been
the scariest thing I have even felt.
I have been through a tornado in Michigan. Both of those weather patterns gave me no warning and were
incredibly destructive. With a
hurricane, even though they are also so very destructive, at least we have
warnings being issued to allow us to prepare.
Linda M. Baxter
Attorney at Law
5041 Cotton Valley
Christiansted, VI 00820