Our province and three of our neighbouring provinces (New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland) are in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Yes, the same Dorian that devastated the Bahamas so terribly earlier in the week.
While Dorian has weakened a great deal, it is still projected to cross Nova Scotia as a Category 1 hurricane, possibly crossing over to Category 2, so we are battening down the hatches and preparing for big wind and rain.
Here's the projected path published twenty-four hours before the expected height of the storm:
See the yellow-orange arrow passing through Halifax and northeastern Nova Scotia? We're right in that path, and I expect we may lose power due to damaged or downed electric wires. Our trees are still fully-leaved and therefore more susceptible to wind damage and thus electric line damage.
This won't be the first hurricane we've come through -- Juan was a Category 2 in September of 2003 and we've had lesser ones from time to time.
It's kind of nerve-wracking though, when you can feel the house tremble in each gust of wind, and wonder if the roof will hold or if a tree will come sailing through the window.
Anyhow, if I don't show up for Poetry Monday, it will likely mean we've had a power outage.
Never fear, I'll be back online as soon as possible 😀
In the meantime ......