We’re getting hit by the worst part of Hurricane Katrina right now. The rain is very heavy and we’ve had some strong gusts of wind. A lot of trees are down & most of the neighborhood is without power. Our condo is one of the only places that still has power around here, just like last year with Frances & Jeanne. We could see bright blue flashes in the distance as transformers blew out.
The winds seem as strong or worse than last year’s storm, even though this is only a minimal hurricane (barely category 1 and most likely about to get downgraded to a tropical storm). Katrina hit us directly, but last year’s storms were about 60 miles north of us.