R.I.P. Dean

Here is a some footage i caught of Dean ravaging country…wait for it… Another video of a man trying to remove some of the water from his home after the passing of Dean. For photos of damage by Dean visit here The storm has passed, leaving in its wake millions in damage, destroyed homes and broken spirits. Majority of the country is still without light, water and a roof over their heads. We hoped for the best and we got it, it was not a direct hit, no lives were lost (so far) and we are here to see tomorrow.
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The eye of the storm

(click for larger image) “Rain rain go away come again another day” Battering rooftops, pulling up trees, flooding streets, the monster is now creating havoc and is destroying everything in its path. I can look through the window and see shadows of things being carried to the heavens ironically by a force coming straight from hell. No news is coming in except from a small battery operated radio, as the light went but luckily for me, my ADSL modem has a battery. This is my last signal out for a while, we are safe indoors watching the somewhat surreal events
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The first drop

(click for larger image) I went outside tonight to escape the heat and the constant reminders of what is to come echoing from the tv. It is rather quiet but the stillness is very ominous. The first drop of rain fell on my face, telling me to look up from whence it came, the sky is now littered with small black masses that are clumping together releasing the first drops of Dean. The power company notified us today over the television that due to the imminent hurricane, power will be out island wide as early as 10am. Water will be
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The calm before the storm

(click for larger image) The atmosphere still, skies clear, unbearable heat and there is a general ominous feeling of discontent. People are now scared, remembering what Gilbert and Ivan did to the country, the devastation and grief. To prevent loss of life, damage to property and to prepare for the possible after effects of this category 4 hurricane, there is a rush to the supermarkets and hardware stores. Bumper to bumper traffic in the towns now filled with people buying from buckets to tanks, from flashlights to generators, people are even buying machetes to help protect their families from possible
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The Storm gains strength

(click on image for larger version) So dean is still on a direct path for Jamaica, everybody is now aware of the imminent storm and are preparing for the winds and rain (unlike someone who likes to write CRAP). Offices are issuing notices about office preparedness and safety measures, supermarkets are now stacking their shelves with grocery items, and a lot of people are flying out (or in) to avoid the storm. Apart from that the atmosphere is relatively calm, business as usual. Here is a bulletin that was issued: “At 8 a.m. ET, the centre of Hurricane Dean (which
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