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- Earthquake in Haiti
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:29:46 +0000 (GMT)
Reporting from Providenciales - At 4:53 local time I felt the  tremor  associated with the earthquake centered near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  There are suspicions that a tsunami is possible.  From every indication and the information available at this time, there is no need to fear a tsunami in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  We are enjoying the cool temperature that has graced us for the past four days and we are hoping it continues for the remainder of this month.  Keeping hope alive. 

- Much needed rains
  • From: Merlyn Freites <piton_lady at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:28:48 +0000
Good afternoon to all, and it is indeed a good afternoon.
After a long drought, Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands finally got some much needed rain courtesy of  a system that appeared a few days ago. I do not know how much we got but our water cisterns, plants  and the residents are much happier .
On September 6th, we in Grand Turk will commemorate one year since we were lashed so severely by hurricane Ike, and are nervously watching the current system that is lurking just outside of the Lesser Antilles. We are still in the process of rebuilding, and so are praying that we or no one else for that matter get too hard a hit. Haiti and the Dominican Republic (our close neighbors) are prone to flooding but in GT we are prone to drought, so a little balance is what is needed.   

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- Something to talk about...
  • From: * Edgar Howell * <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:38:19 +0000 (GMT)
What's left of Ana is currently producing heavy thunder showers and a lightning show over the Turks and Caicos Islands.This is much needed rain and quite an event for the wee hours of the morning.


- Overnight Flooding on Providenciales
  • From: E Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 11:13:50 +0000 (GMT)
The area of disturbed weather that passed over most of the TCI last night has left some residents flooded and will present a challenge this morning as motorists negotiate the roads.  That is, if they can get out of their homes. 
There are reports of flooding in sevral areas and the downtown area is under water.  Approximately 4 inches of rain fell overnight.  Heavy downpours were interspersed with loud claps of thunder that seemed to want to peel back the heavens.  The lightning show was spectacular.
Current conditions: Temp: 80.4 F; Barometer: 29.83 inches; Wind speed: 7.2 mph; Wind direction: SE; Relative Humidity: 70%:

- Disturbed Weather
  • From: E Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 23:39:01 +0000 (GMT)
An area of disturbed weather in our vicinity... This should make for a restful evening
Current conditions: Temp. 81.5F; Barometer: 29.88 inches; Wind speed: 8.3 mph; Wind direction: NE


- May Showers
  • From: E Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 16:56:32 +0000 (GMT)
May is determined not to leave TCI high and dry as did previous months.The mid to late morning brought on dark clouds and thunder and lightning that we have not heard or seen in these parts since before Ike.  The very ground must be in jubliant praise for this deluge. I wonder what it would be like if trees could talk.
Current conditions at Providenciales: Temp: 82.8F; Barometer: 29.91 inches; Wind Speed: 8 mph; Wind Direction: NE; Rainfall: 1.18 inches.


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