24 July 2008
Lili, Claudette, Erika, Emily, Rita all rated mentions here, and a couple even warranted shutting down the University.
But Dolly was the first where the action was justified. I am taking some perverse enjoyment in that it was not a false alarm situation.
Wednesday morning was cloudy and rainy, but by afternoon, it was definitely a storm. Nothing all that fearful if you were inside, for the most part, but not something you'd want to be outside in.
We lost power about 6:45 pm yesterday, and didn't get it back until about 1:30 pm today. If it wasn't for the power loss, we would have been largely unaffected.
When I got up this morning, however, it was clear that Dolly had a bit more oomph that I'd thought.
No, the picture below wasn't taken in the middle of the storm. It's not windy at all. I'm pretty sure it wasn't at that angle last I looked...
Most of the roadways were clear in the area around our apartment, but it was clear that it had rained. Campus is going to be a mosquito breeding ground for a day or two, I'll bet.
Was surprised to see this big palm on its side on campus. Palms usually don't move.
Some businesses near campus were open, but some damage was visible.