We all know what that means–time to get prepared for trouble ahead. Judging by the sounds outside, I think the national weather service got it right this time. We tidied up the garden, securing everything necessary. Even took the dog from his house to our house. Fingers crossed the other animals are okay and the polytunnel stays intact.
Wind gusts of up to 150 km/90+ mph are expected through this evening and tomorrow. That’s category 1 on the hurricane wind scale. I copied this from the Irish national weather service Met Éireann:
RED Level – Severe Weather Warning – Take Action The issue of RED level severe weather warnings should be a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.
Last year we had winter storms coupled with the bad timing of extremely high tides. They were so fierce that a section of one of the two public roads on the island washed away.
I just received a text reading “School closed 2moro due 2 bad weather.” (yes, this sent to me by a teacher 😛 ). This is the first time in my seven years here that school has been cancelled. My children are devastated ;), I better go console them :D.