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- Fwd: TCI Praying for Rain
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:34:59 -0700
Update from Provo by John Lawson below
Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John Lawson
Date: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 3:22 PM
Subject: TCI Praying for Rain

Hi Gert,

Like the rest of the Caribbean, we are way too dry.  We saw Erika as our answer to the drought.  We are not getting rain at this moment and the odds are decreasing with each update.
I live in the center of Providenciales, and while the wind seems to be gusting to about 25 knots,  there is certainly no sign of anything bad coming.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Dominica and elsewhere whose lives have been significantly affected by this storm.

The airport here had said it would close from Friday through Sunday, but as the forecast improves, they are decreasing the closed time.  Currently they have suggested they will be closed on Saturday morning but will open if the storm continues to stay away.

The TCI Ferry to North and Middle Caicos and to South Caicos has had service interruptions.  They pulled the ferries out of the water at midday today.  In the morning they will reassess and hopefully offer the mid morning ferries and then the regular schedule after that.

Best Regards,
John Lawson

- Turks
  • By windwatt windwatt <windwatt at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:40:18 -0700
An update from Turks, the wind has really picked up throughout the day and the sky's are getting darker the Airport is closing as a precaution which is causing a stir for people on vacation. I am at the Beaches resort and staff having been spending the day getting things ready for high winds. I will update as the events progress

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