Friday, March 19, 2010

Fabulous Weather Pictures from Dear Miss Mermaid Readers

Pictures from Dear Miss Mermaid Readers:
Lake Erie, after the ice has thawed, from Snouts

Sunset over Nevis, as seen from Antigua, by Frenchie 

Another sunset as seen from Antigua, also from Frenchie

Submitted by Kaye:
Turn around - and don't drown
Perhaps the message would hit harder if today were stormy rather than sunny.

Just the same, the National Weather Service has designated this as “Turn around, don’t drown awareness day.”

Bottom line: Next time it floods, don’t drive – or walk – into areas covered with water; you might find yourself sinking fast.

“Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other severe weather related hazard. The main reason is that people underestimate the force and power of moving water,” meteorologist Barry Baxter of the weather service says in a statement.

He adds, “More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these, many are preventable by just turning around and finding another way to their destination.”

Although such advice is most apropos during the rainy season, we’ve seen streets flood on more than a few occasions.

All of this is part of the weather service’s flood awareness week. While no floods are expected, there’s a good chance of rains in our future!
Caribbean Hurricane Network
Thursday in the Caribbean
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By DearMissMermaid at I hope you all survived St Patricks Day *hiccup*. Some of you around here are still looking pretty green! ...


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