Stay safe guys -- praying for you and all Haitians.
Looks like some prayers may have already been answered. Tomas has lost strength and moved away from you, although you're still on the "dirty side". Having lived on the beach of the Gulf Coast I know the fun drill you're going through right now. Be smart, be safe.
May we suggest "It's Coming Down" by Cake? We have it playing right now on this side of the island. We're praying for YOU, sweet friends and neighbors.
I've been listening to the news coverage and thinking about you all. Continuing to send prayers of safety to both of you and the all the people of Haiti.
I just want to clarify my previous comment. I should have stated that the projected path of the EYE had moved to the west (previously the National Hurricane Center had it as a direct hit, moving up the middle of Haiti). As of the 5am update on the NHC website Friday, it has regained hurricane strength.Anyone interested can go to the National Hurricane Center website and see the projected path, the wind speed probabilities for any given area impacted by the storm as well as updated information from meteorologists.National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/Scroll down and you'll see all kinds of information and charts for Tomas. Be sure to click on " Forecast Discussion". (These are continuously updated.) From the latest update:"REGARDLESS OF THE EXACT TRACK AND INTENSITY OF TOMAS...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THREAT FROM THIS TROPICAL CYCLONE SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE HEAVY RAINFALL...WHICH COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING AND LIFE-THREATENING MUD SLIDES OVER PORTIONS OF HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS."I am very concerned for everyone, but especially for those in the tent cities. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...
Lurking faithful reader here...chiming in for once. Praying for you ALL!!!!