Sunday, September 15, 2013
Not ONE but TWO Hurricanes in Mexico
It isn't going to happen!
When I saw that Ingrid was potentially going to turn into a storm heading for Tampico, which is to the North East of us and continue across the path that I would be driving, I hesitated. As it grew and actually became a hurricane, I knew and know that I'm not going to be able to go that way until much later in the week.
Then Manuel popped into the picture. Now there is a Hurricane watch for Manzanillo and parts North of there. For some reason, we always get rain from storms that hit in that area. Not as much as they get, but
quite a bit for these parts.
Since Friday, we've had 2.8 inches of rain! No let up in sight. A couple of years ago a Hurricane or Tropical Storm came in on the path Ingrid is taking and caused road and bridge washouts along with bad flooding in the Monterrey area. An area that I have to traverse, if I drive up.
I believe in "signs". One sign from the Universe causes me to pause. Two signs, as in the format of two hurricanes, has stopped me dead in my tracks.
So, another lesson in patience begins. I could be ready to go, IF I can find out the roads are okay by Wednesday. But ONLY if I know that for sure. I'm a sissy. I don't want to have to ford streams, creeks or torrents of water. NOR do I want to be sitting on top of my car. Something I've never done and don't intend to start now.
I say all the time that I so love living in San Miguel because we don't have hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or floods. I think I'm going to stop saying that! No, it won't be hurricane strength when they both arrive or skirt here. However, tropical depressions can be just as disastrous.
Ask all the people who lived in Houston in 1979 when we had 42 inches of rain in 24 hours. I lived one block from the Bay and by the time it was over, I almost lived ON the bay. It was merely a tropical depression.
So patience is the password for today and probably the next couple of days. IF I don't get to go now for a short visit, I'll go up in November, for sure............hurricane season will be over!