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Hurricane Ivan - Journals from the Islands.

Using LiveJournal to track more of the stories of Hurricane Ivan. It's still many hundreds of miles away from the U.S., but there are some interesting posts coming in from people in Grenada, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands...

emt036 studies at St. George's University, Grenada, and apparently either took shelter or evacuated before the storm. Still no update from him... which isn't that surprising, considering how badly Grenada got hit. There is word that the U.S. State Dept. arranged several flights to evacuate over 1000 U.S. citizens, most of whom are students. Considering the widespread looting after the hurricane, this seems a likely answer.

jamaicaoutsider has an interesting perspective on the hurricane. You should read her post, if only to find out about duppy.

Also on Jamaica, skitsuhfrenik's house survived with just a damaged door, but...
"I just pray that they clear the roads and restore power soon so that my peeps don't starve to death."

hammockgal's family has taken shelter in the Cayman Islands as the hurricane approaches Grand Cayman with 155 mph winds, but she appears to be at school in the U.S. (They just rode out Charley too...) Let's hope she can get in touch with them sometime soon. Something tells me that cellphones won't be working for awhile after the storm hits.

laura_bora rode out the storm and took this picture of some of the typical flooding that Jamaica has faced.



Oh, and I just wanted to say that LJers who list themselves as living in foriegn countries when they really don't are goddamn annoying. They don't see the damage they do to the development of *REAL* overseas LJ communities... how would you feel if you were a Jamaican LJer who tried to find other LJers in Jamaica, only to have to wade through endless journals by stoned, mall-addicted teenangsters? Now *that's* depressing.
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