Update from Provo by John Lawson below
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From: John Lawson
Date: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 3:22 PM
Subject: TCI Praying for Rain
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.