Our power was off for a couple of hours this afternoon - not the whole city, just our neighborhood. Since it is back on right now, I thought I should take this opportunity for a brief update. The time is 5:45pm, or 7:45pm EDT.
It has been raining here since around 3:30(our time), but not very hard. The temperature has dropped and it is quite pleasantly cool. We had a bit of a breeze as the rain first started, but no real wind, and there's not even a breeze now.
It will be dark in the next hour. Earlier reports showed that the center of the storm should be in our location around dawn tomorrow, but the speed of the storm has slowed, so now we don't expect the center to arrive here until around 11am tomorrow.
We are all fine, and planning to have fried rice and shish-ka-bob for dinner tonight. Don't you wish you were here?
We haven't heard any reports about the areas of Honduras and Nicaragua which had the storm pass over them when it was a powerful hurricane. Although people on our side of the mountains and on the north coast are starting to say this storm hasn't been very bad, I keep thinking of the people to the east, and how this may have affected them.