Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bolaven....ugh

I am sitting here as the first sheets of rain are pouring out of the sky. I live on the tiny island of Okinawa Japan, and we are waiting for Super Typhoon Bolaven to unleash it's wrath on us! It is to be the worst storm this island has seen in 13 years! Winds from 130-150 mph are expected to blow through starting later this afternoon, and all into tomorrow! Please pray for us.

We ARE safe here, as the buildings are built to withstand these storms, it's not like in the States where a storm is likely to ground entire counties. Here, as long as you stay indoors, you are pretty safe, even the windows are built to withstand the high winds, something like a windshield! We don't even have to board our windows, they are storm-ready!! I don't know what the next 48 hours will hold, if we'll lose power or anything like that, chances are we may lose it for a while, but as soon as this thing has gone past, I'll let you know how we fared!

My prayers go out to those who are looking storm Isaac in the face! I pray you all stay safe and have minimal to no damage to your property, etc.

8 comments:

Margaret said...

I will be thinking of you and sending prayers for your safety. Any kind of hurricane or typhoon scares me to death now, especially after our experiences with Irene last year. Good luck to you!

Vickie said...

I am praying for you and your family. Take care and stay safe.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Thinking about you!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Hunker down and take care!!!

Jules said...

Stay safe and get lots of stitching in! I am working on our SAL this weekend. My goal is to finish it so that my dad can enjoy it while he is still with us (see my blogs).

Melinda said...

WOW you are sounding so calm in your post - those storms do destroy us. Prayers for you and yours.

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, scary, Lana. I hope you do well and have minimal damage yourself. Stay safe!!

Carla said...

Hope you're doing ok. Please keep us posted