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 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 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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The storm approaches

So this is my attempt to log the events before and after tropical storm Dean. (click on image for larger version) So far Dean is in the atlantic and is expected to reach Jamaica within 6 days and appears to be heading right for us. Here in Jamaica most people are yet aware of the impending storm and life is business as usual, just mild showers that everyone is use to. And even if they were aware of the storm, preparations would still be left until last minute, besides to Jamaicans anything less than a category 3 is a drizzle.
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Detour

So taking a detour from my writing routine of one post per day, i had to come and share this interesting experience on the way home from work. So on with the story: I just jumped into a taxi (and a Jamaican taxi is like a bus that carries only 4-5 complete strangers and the taxi can be any type of car but mainly Toyota’s) and took a seat behind the driver who was busy eyeing a girl as she was sitting down in the passenger seat. Now its not anything new but in this case the taxi man’s eye
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