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- It’s Electric
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2024 13:04:51 -0400
Within the next hour, our skies should be clearing, and already the sea is 
getting calmer. 

We woke up to virtually no wind as the storm has absorbed all of it from us. 

This morning, I spent a few hours at the beaches on the Southeastern coast, and 
the sea was a formidable force of nature. Tremendous waves and much beach 
erosion could be seen.  

As I stood to record video, all my hairs were standing on end as the storm must 
be generating much tornado activity. 

Yet as of now, things seem to be calming down in Aruba. We have received no 
rain from the storm. 

Prayers to all in this storm’s path. 

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- Very Windy! Rough Seas!
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2024 13:23:32 -0400
The wind is blowing hard today as the first bands of clouds and wind approach from the Northeast. The temperature is quite warm (almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit), as well. The sun is shining through intermittent gray clouds. 

A code orange is now in effect for Curaçao for rough seas due to the expected swells from Beryl. This counts for all coastal shores. Waves on Tuesday could reach the 3 meters high and cause coastal damage. The same is expected for Bonaire and Aruba. Take this into consideration and take action if you have any water crafts at the coast. The highest waves are now expected at around 11 am on Tuesday.

Prayers to all. Be safe. 

- Tropical Wave Over Aruba
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2024 14:58:58 -0400

A tropical wave is over the eastern Caribbean, and moving westward. This system will pass over Aruba between later today and Wednesday morning, bringing heavy thunderstorms and showers which may cause flooding. 

During the next 24 hours, the wind will also increase in strength, causing sea conditions to gradually deteriorate and become quite rough. 

Today at the beach, we did experience black clouds and some teeming rain. We expect for the storm to impact us shortly. It is so dry here in Aruba that last night at our annual harvest festival called, “Dera Gai,” many of the traditional bonfires got out of control, and burnt down large swaths of vegetation. 

As the storm passes, I will continue to update. Stay safe. 

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