Tropical Storm Irene could become hurricane, hit Florida (msn.com article link)
No, please, no.
I see the path of this storm is predicted to be, once again, directly over Haiti.
I feel vaguely guilty as I notice my concern for Haiti and the fact that I am not responding in like concern to Harvey, a storm over Central America. However, my heart is most definitely in Haiti - and I will soon follow! Can't be much over a month now, though I don't yet have a ticket.
In any case, pray for all in the path of storms, and especially for those in Haiti who may be affected by Tropical Storm Irene. As for the storm itself, pray that it weakens and heads to open sea. They don't need another storm. Rainwater is good to have. In such quantity, not so much.
Here's the path currently predicted:
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Sunday afternoon update, also via msn.com:
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua — Tropical Storm Irene barreled toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday, packing heavy rains and winds that closed airports and flooded low-lying areas in the Leeward Islands.
The fast-moving storm, tracking west-northwest at roughly 18 mph (30 kph), was taking an unpredictable path that left people in the islands of the U.S. Caribbean anxious about the winds and rain to come.
On its current forecast track, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Irene was expected to pass near or over the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later in the day. It's expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Monday as it approaches Hispaniola, the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. More than 600,000 people in Haiti still live without shelter after last year's earthquake.