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Posted by Deanna on September 16, 2006, 4:06 pm
The electricity was on for only a few hours yesterday,|
went out again sometime during the night, and finally
came on again about an hour ago - so I'm getting caught up on La Manz news too. Sounds like there was a lot more damage than what was visible at first and, amazingly, rainfall wasn't as high as you'd expect. We all spent the day watching high winds bring rain in at a slant - seems like it never stopped - but it was actually sporadic, and heavy only as each rain band hit us. Here's what our gauge registered:
Wednesday night: .29 inches
Thursday: 1.54 inches
Friday: 4.89 inches Total: 6.72 inches
That's still a lot of rain in a short period of time, and not that long after we'd received over 5 inches when Hurricane John passed by.
Lane is now a Category 3 and expected to make
landfall somewhere above Mazatlan today or tomorrow.
We were very lucky (again)! I thought it was interesting
to hear some of the local people complain about getting no notice from the authorities about the possible severity of this storm. They said there was a lot of notice about John, which turned out to be a non-event, and almost none for this one which really caused a lot of damage.
Temperatures have been in the mid-70's (23-25C) for
the past two days so it was a nice little break from
summer temps. It's now 80.7F/ 27C at 4 PM, light
winds, overcast skies, and we're all hoping to see the
sun again tomorrow. I'm going to call Camilla now and
see what I can do to help the people who live across
the arroyo - maybe we can put a little Care package
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