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- Update from Martinique
  • From: Matthew Cowen <matthew at virek.net>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:02:55 -0400
Decent rains overnight around 1am with a bit of thunder for good measure. No 
winds at all.  Very calm in fact.  I'm guessing the hazards for us will be 
flash flooding and land slips... Meteo France has us on Alerte Orange for the 
moment... Essentially TS Warning.  Look here for satellite and radar imagery : 

The rain restarted this morning around 6am and hasn't stopped since.  Nothing 
heavy just continuous.  A few thunder claps to the north of the island over Mt 

From where I live I have a view over the Caribbean Sea and it is grey grey grey 
!  No horizon in sight !



- Update RE: Missing person in Guadeloupe
  • By Matthew Cowen <matthew at virek.net>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 16:45:00 -0400
Just a quick update re: the missing person in Guadeloupe.

He was found yesterday safe and sound with a few bruises and cuts.

Matthew Cowen
matthew at virek.net

- Big storm, electricity cuts
  • By Matthew Cowen <matthew at virek.net>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:40:18 -0400
Good afternoon everyone.

Confirming pretty much what was said about Dominica, we had an almighty storm 
pass over this morning in the north of the island.  Lots of thunder and 
lightning, lots of rain and to top it off there are currently around 94000 
people without electricity.  EDF is doing its best and should have things back 
to normal in the next couple of hours.

Over in Guadeloupe I've heard that one person has been declared "missing" as a 
direct result of the storms over the last couple of days.

I'm hoping things will improve for the weekend as there is a Raid race (like 
cross country but harder) on Saturday, the Tchimbe Raid and I'm supposed to be 
taking photos.  Take a look at the website and my photos ;-). 




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