Sunday, December 16, 2012

Waiting for the storm.

This week I got my first real taste of what it is like to live in Cyclone Country. This is what I'm calling it. By no means is this a common term used to describe the South Pacific, but I'm going to use it. For now anyways. Hurricane/Cyclone Season has just begun and will continue until February or March (is what I have been told). Peace Corps warned us of Cyclone Evan last week. They told us that it would be very possible that we would have to make consolidation plans if the storm headed towards Tonga. Cyclone Evan did hit Samoa and Fiji (both countries are in this neck of the woods... or water). And while we waited to hear more news to see if it was headed our way, the sky began to do some pretty amazing stuff. Take a look.

Update: Cyclone Evan has been downgraded from a Category 4 Cyclone (on a Scale of 5) to a 2 as of this posting. It looks like it will be a Tropical Depression in less than a day. Good news.





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