Woke up to rolling thunder bangers this morning and knew it was not going to be good. Yup, a tropical storm is passing over us. Totally unexpected even though I check the Hurricane sites every day. Radar sites too.
The eye of TS Dolly is expected to pass over the northern Yucatan overnight. Bringing with it sustained winds of 45 MPH and up to 6" of rain. Great. At least it's not a true Hurricane yet. That will probably happen once it exits the Yucatan and hits that warm Gulf water. Watch out USA!
We have a renter this month in the cabana. I looked over there at one point and discovered that she had gone off to Cancun and left all the windows wide open! So I went over there and squeeged out the place and left her a bunch of rags to clean up more when she gets home. Oh. I shut and locked the windows too!
So we are expecting a rough night. Already the winds are blowing the palm trees sideways and we've taken in all the plastic furniture....and the cats!
See you on the other side of this!
UPDATE: 9:20 PM. Now, that was scary! A police truck just came by, loudspeaker on full volumn. It was warning people that a TS was upon us! (like, who hadn't noticed??) At any rate, they were advising people to take all precautions one does for a hurricane, that all fishermen should get to their boats and secure them on land immediately AND people living in front of the ocean should prepare for a large storm surge!
Great. I went upstairs to the front balcony, just before dark, to have one final look see. It was a tad bit scary. I had to hang onto the railing and the wind wanted to plaster me against the wall. Worse though was that the surge was already half way to the road. It still had a ways to go. Now I'm gonna worry all night about the damn ocean coming in my front door! The waves, last I could see them, were about 8 feet high. This is some serious shit.