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- prayers for the Bahamas
  • By <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:59:45 -0400

So while we skated by in Bequia and St Vincent with nothing worth mentioning from Dorian, others are now facing danger.  Hoping and praying that all will be safe in the Bahamas and wherever else Dorian heads next.


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- Bequia and TS Dorian
  • By <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 08:52:59 -0400

Wet and rainy in Bequia. 

 

As I write Spring Bay below us is flat and running out instead of in.  There are a few ripples out to the entrance to the bay and some foaming and splashing along the rocky shoreline across the bay, but outside the bay looking out to Battowia and Balliceaux islands, it looks flat.  I’m not sure what the sea is doing on the Caribbean side of the island, but the ferries aren’t running and pretty much everything is shut down.  We’ve heard a few booms from the sea so the sea is surging somewhere not too far away.

 

Very little breeze to speak of, though there were a few gusts earlier where we ran to close some windows.

 

We need the rain, so this is good for us.

 

 

 


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- St Vincent update
  • By Nicha Branker <branker.nicha at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:38:27 -0400
It has been a very hot sunny day in Kingstown, St Vincent.
The government announced earlier in the day that their offices, and private sector should be closed by 4:00pm.
FLOW announced that they were closing at 3:00pm.
Supermarkets and essential services were to be open until 6:00pm.

We've just received an update that our airport, the AIA is officially closed and will reopen tomorrow at 6:00am (1000UTC)

We have just had a very light shower, skies are now beginning to get gray and the trees are swaying in the breeze.

On one radio station, listeners are reminded of the hurricane shelters, their opening times and are being advised to seek shelter if your home is questionable.

--
Nicha Branker Ms.



- shut down in preparation for the storm
  • By <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:01:48 -0400

The Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines addressed the Nation on the approach of Tropical Storm Dorian at 12:00 p.m. today and made the following declaration:

1. All businesses and non-essential services for St. Vincent
and the Grenadines will be closed from 4:00 p.m. today. 
Gas stations and supermarkets to open a little later (6:00 

p.m.).

2. All Shelter Managers are asked to activate their shelter 
management teams and have the shelters opened by
7:00 p.m. today to receive persons who need shelter.

3. The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) will 
be activated at 6:00 p.m. today. This means that the 
NEMO Office will not close but will have a 24 hour 
operation.

4. All heads of Sub-Committees are asked to ensure at 
least one member of their sub-committee is present at 
the NEOC at all times.

 


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- battening down the hatches
  • By <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:24:01 -0400

As Dorian approaches, most people I’ve spoken with are taking it seriously and getting ready for whatever Dorian might throw at us and watching the updates.

 

Admiralty Bay is pretty much empty though there are still a couple of sailboats moored off of Princess Margaret Beach which is not a good place to be, but hopefully someone will tell them before the seas start to surge.

 

It’s still quiet here, it was very still earlier but the breeze is picking up now.

 

We are as ready as we can be and hopefully everybody else is too. 


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