Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac
I was hoping to not have to do a post on Tropical Storm Isaac, but alas, it seems as though it is choosing to take a direct aim at southern Cuba, which is precisely where Guantanamo Bay is located. We expect to begin feeling the effects sometime on Friday. At least the bigger effects. We've already been experiencing some wind gusts.
The base is well prepared for the storm it seems. There are plans for where each person is to shelter, if necessary. Our home is considered hurricane proof, so we will "shelter" in our house, but we are given specific instructions as what to do and when. We have already heard sirens going off that indicate which "level" of storm awareness we are in.
Since we lived in FL for 11 years, we are already used to the threat of tropical storms and hurricanes. And while it is something to be very aware of and prepared for, I don't feel at all afraid. Sure, we make necessary preparations, but we don't panic or worry. And I feel very confident in the structure of the base to quickly mobilize any necessary resources.
My heart goes out more for the residents of the poorer nations of Haiti and Cuba. Please pray for them. And pray for us too, but rest assured, we have resources readily available to meet our needs.