I feel sorry for the victims of Tropical Storm Erika

Jamaica
August 28, 2015 12:54pm CST
I feel really sorry for the people of Dominica who are suffering from the effects of tropical storm Erika. A brief clip on the news last night showed a house collapsing under the pressure of storm surges. You could hear the people screaming as the house disappeared under water. Man, it was heartrending. I suppose the effects should be felt in Jamaica by this weekend. I'm not looking forward to the loss of electricity, which is usually the case for me in the event of a storm/hurricane. I have been through several hurricanes- Gilbert, Ivan, Gustav, Sandy etc. What about you? have you ever experienced a Hurricane? How did you cope?
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• United States
28 Aug 15
I have been through one hurricane and that was Hurricane Sandy in New England, USA. It was a doozey. I hope it will not be too severe for you friend. It is frightening as one never knows what turn nature will take. Especially being on an island country.
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@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Aug 15
When you go through the experience of a hurricane it is really bad and you could loss everything that you own. really sad for all.
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• United States
28 Aug 15
@jstory07 It is very serious and sometimes people do not realize if they have not been in it.
• Jamaica
28 Aug 15
The projected path will see the storm moving north of Jamaica. But you never know what will happen when the winds begin to interact with the islands. My house has a concrete roof so I don't anticipate losing that. But the roads may be blocked by landslides so that could affect movement to and from my community. It can get pretty scary, especially during the night when the winds are howling and you can't see a thing because the lights are out. Sandy was scary especially for my daughter who was 5 years old at the time.
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@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Aug 15
I feel sorry for all of the victims to. Some loss everything that they own.
• Jamaica
28 Aug 15
Yeah. The news said the water was 15 ft high in some places. Imagine that!
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
28 Aug 15
That sounds so scary, I hope it passes you and you have no problems. I have never experienced one but from what I've seen on the news it looks awful. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
• Jamaica
29 Aug 15
Thanks Howard. I hope so too.
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