Some postings from folks on the ground stormcarib.com/reports/current/bahamas.shtml
I'm sitting here on the Atlantic side of Long Island, so I'm going to be hit hardest during the day tomorrow. We're having wind, big waves, and almost constant rain, sometimes light and sometimes heavy. Visibility is no more than 1/4 mile.
Hope it passes quickly without much damage. We love your beautiful islands.
Long Island is taking a direct hit at this time. Only good news is that Sandy is moving pretty fast. Here in Nassau, we've gotten rain off and on and winds gusting over 50 mph. Lots of small branches down, and parts of West Bay Street here on Cable Beach washed out with the northerly winds howling. Ocean is as rough as I've ever seen, even rougher than hurricane Irene last year. Surprisingly we still have electricity.
Waiting patiently to hear from my brother (Preeb) on Long Island. They were prepared and set to ride it out.
Stay safe down there!
Just lost power here on Cable Beach, wind pushing hurricane force. Large brabches and a few trees coming down. Its a bit unsetteling, even for someone that has been thru many. You never get use to this. Wow!!! There goes another tree. Can't believe there are people still driving around.
Stay safe wwbev711. I'm glad Preeb has no trees around the house... Lots of seagrapes....
I hope to hear from Long Island sometime tomorrow!
I hear that Long Island took a direct hit. Hope all are okay. By some miracle our power just came back up. For how long, well that is a good question. Thank goodness for blackberry and the wireless network. Also thank goodness for ice and a well stocked bar. To worked up to eat. Skies have become very, very dark in just minutes. Looks like we are in for the worse of it the next few hours.
Is your anemometer still working or is it blowing too much to step outside.
I liked your anononymousmeter reading in the other Sandy thread :-)
I got a reading of 67 mph about 30 minutes ago. Too risky to go off the front porch right now. Our local Weather Channel feed puts the wind at 23 mph. That obviously is not accurate. Sustained winds are now easily near 60 mph, with much higher gusts. Looking at the NHC satellite feeds, it looks like we are starting to get the worse of Sandy. Cant believe our power came back on...helps to live an area of the island where the power lines are underground. Felt like the Bahamian version of Jim Cantore standing out there. He would be proud, and you need to start getting ready, this mess is heading your way in a few days.