Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hurricane Nate Evacuation

From Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, Foley, Alabama        Our friends are gone but the summer heat remains. The morning weather reports are depressing as local meteorologists keep us up to date on the latest news from the tropics. The system to watch this week is referred to as "Invest 16" which is "weather talk" for saying "this is the 16th weather system being investigated this year". Oh joy.

Today, Invest 16 was given the name Nate -- and Nate is heading north from the Yucatan peninsula. It's a small but fast moving tropical depression. We've been put on notice that Nate is coming in for a visit as a Category 1 (possibly 2) hurricane. No one knows exactly whose door will be darkened though.

As we exit, NBC News trucks come in. 
Wayne and I will take our pups and our home and evacuate. There's no good reason to remain in Foley for damaging winds, torrential rains and possible tornadoes. We've watched the "cone of uncertainty" associated with Nate to determine which direction will get us out of harms way and made the decision, Friday morning, to travel in a north-northwesterly direction. 

Not sure how far we would go, we kept watch on weather radar. Shreveport, Louisiana is not out of the question but that is a long way.

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