Thursday, August 12, 2010

The depression that went away

The former Tropical Depression 5
The first thunderstorms made their appearance about 3:00 a.m. and it wasn't long before the nighttime sky was flashing with bolts of lightning and powerful claps of thunder. For a short time there was a reminder of what the worst part of living through a tropical disturbance, depression, storm or full-blown hurricane can bring: the loss of power. But nearly as suddenly as the lights went off, they came back on and haven't gone off since. Now, occasional bands of fairly light rain are coming through and, while most guards are not down, much of the populace is breathing a huge sigh of relief. It would seem that it will be a miserable, wet day, but one without a great deal of street flooding or high winds.

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