According to all the weather reports Hurricane Dean is still on course for Jamaica and is expected sometime tomorrow evening and will probably continue through Monday. The last major hurricanes to cause us trouble were Hurricane Ivan back in 2004, which didn’t hit us directly but still caused a fair amount of damage, Hurricane Gilbert back in 1988 which went right over us and Hurricane Charlie in 1951 both of which were pretty bad (Note: I didn’t experience Charlie but read about it).
Tracking Map of Hurricane Dean courtesy of wunderground.com
We continue to hope and pray that it will somehow turn away from us (like so many others have), but either way we also hope it won’t cause too much damage and we definitely hope there will be no loss of life as a result of this Hurricane. My prayers also go out to those other islands that have been affected, are being affected or will be affected by this and other hurricanes.
As an aside and in case anyone is interested, I thought Dr. Jeff Masters’ blog post titled Can Jamaica pray away Hurricane Dean? was an interesting read. It gives you an idea of just how God has really blessed and spared Jamaica with regards to hurricanes taking a detour at the last minute and not doing as much damage as it could have.
Keep safe and God bless.