August 17, 2007 at 3:36 pm 15 comments

And once again, it is panic time in Jamaica –  a hurricane appears to be on the way. I have a question. You know all that stuff that people buy for hurricanes that never hit us? You know, the candles, the flashlights, the tarpaulin, the water buckets? For hurricanes like Dennis and Emily who come close but miss? What happens to them when it turns out to be just a scare and we don’t get hit?

As you can be sure that the next time there is a warning, these same people will be standing in the same long queues in the same old shops to be the same things over again.

Me? I have an excuse – it’s a new house so I’ve never had those things before!

And my plan is to batter down the windows, put things in high places away from flooding and head to the man’s to shelter in his big bed!


Entry filed under: On life as it is only in Jamaica.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. madbull  |  August 17, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Sounds like you have it all planned out. Good luck, see you on the other side.

  • 2. Morpheus  |  August 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Whenever Dean hits your island, may you and your family be safe.
    I pray that the loss of life be minimal, however, if history is any indication (IVAN), then Heaven help us all.

  • 3. jamsprint  |  August 17, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Nice blog..
    As for Dean…
    What is to be will be….
    Can’t fight God yaaa man..

    Thats mine, i’m a noob.

  • 4. See no evil  |  August 17, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    that was exactly my plans…except my “the man” claim it would be safer at my house, because his house is not so sound. if i didnt know better i would think he has alternate plans.
    cuddle up yaw mi frien.

  • 5. Jamaipanese  |  August 18, 2007 at 9:56 am

    all preparations are complete, I just enjoying the calm before the storm

  • 6. Stunner  |  August 18, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Stay safe during the hurricane! I will be at work, no bed for me 😦

  • 7. zooms  |  August 18, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    without meaning to be flippant at this time- and I do know how a category 4 feels in a wooden house with the roof gone- you might consider being ‘under'” the man’s” big bed,
    we spent Ivan in the shower with a bottle of wine,some cheese sandwiches, a pack of cigarettes, the dog and two neighbours- oh, and a bucket just outside to pee in, and boy do you need it, how come that’s not on the list of things you will need?
    As to what happens to the ’emergency’ supplies when the emergency doesn’t happen?They become the luxury items that you couldn’t afford before you thought that a hurricane was coming.
    Seriously, sit tight, stay safe and if there is anything you need after the event and you are able to e-mail me please don’t hesitate. I mean it.
    with love

  • 8. Prim  |  August 18, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Just spoke to the fam in Kingston and they seem to have things under control too! Stay safe KG.

  • 9. Leon  |  August 19, 2007 at 3:58 am

    Seems all Caribbean bloggers are posting about Dean. You’ll be in my prayers. Hope your precautions are sufficient.

  • 10. coolbeans  |  August 19, 2007 at 9:34 am

    praying fi unno

  • 11. Morpheus  |  August 19, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    We are still praying

    P.S. I have added your blog to my recently created.

  • 12. crimson cougar  |  August 19, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    It looks like ya’ll are in for a bad one! I pray you are safe, please let us know

  • 13. Cranky Putz  |  August 21, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Hope your safe….and you use it for camping later

  • 14. jamaicangirl2007  |  August 24, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Hope you made it through ok

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