Friday, 14 September 2018

September storms: hurricanes and typhoons

Florence... she is fascinating. We are weather watchers, and the technology is amazing. People on the coast have been warned for days that they had to evacuate. Several million did. The North American satellite shows her approach.

In the meantime, the journalists and the storm chasers have flocked to the area. They are getting 3" of rain PER HOUR!
There is the journalist, with the weather man explaining
he's gone from the eye of the storm,
to the northern edge,
with more wind and rain!

Several nuclear power plants, and several prisons, have NOT evacuated.

One family sent a photo to the reporter (below). They had evacuated to a hotel, but their neighbours did not. The neighbours sent photos, and are trapped in the room above their garage. Their house is flooded. They have had nothing but warnings to evacuate. They tie up first responder crews who are concentrating on downed hydro wires.
The reporter said that they had just had to move from their previous location due to flooding. The storm surge, water forced up onto the land by the winds, is flooding rivers on the low flood plain.

Another threat: typhoon Mangkhut is headed for the Philippines.
— Matt Taylor (@MetMattTaylor) September 13, 2018

It's a lovely time of year in Ontario. We've had some rain, and wake to fog, most mornings.

The bugs are pretty much gone. The farm animals hang out.

We went to the hotel for lunch outside on the patio. Who knews when it is 'last one!' This overlooks Stewart Park, and the Tay River.

There was a meeting of some sort. There were several Ontario Government vehicles, including this cool air boat.

We were in Almonte for bird seed. They are filming a movie there. It's rather fun! Almonte is a delightful town, very scenic.

Fake snow, real film stars descend on Almonte this September

In order to fake the snow, a mixture of products are used, from paper to real crushed ice to "snow blankets." 

The trees are beginning to change. Lots of folks, with their antique cars, are enjoying the fine weather.

JB told me they had ripped up the parking lot in our mall. He wondered why. Turns out, more stores. Being a cottage town, he shops early in the morning, and we avoid going in on Friday afternoons.

Our local paper explains:

Perth Mews mall expands with 3 new stores

The Subway store will relocate from across the parking lot and be one of three tenants on the 7,000 square foot building. The other tenants will include a Starbucks coffee shop and a St. Louis Bar and Grill, with an outdoor patio.

Back at home, the wasps have hatched their babies. The first photo was Aug. 1st:  A WASP story!, and now they are hanging around. At some point, I will be able to figure out what to do with the broken bird feeder. In the meantime, ♩♪♩♪ "Can't touch it!"

The mason bee, or lone bee house is housing eggs. All is unfolding as it should.


Christine said...

So glad it is peaceful in Ontario, so terrible about the gas explosions in Boston!

Yamini MacLean said...

hari Om
have friends in N Carolina, sitting anxiously... meanwhile, autumn bites here today. YAM xx

Denise inVA said...

A very interesting post. Our attention is definitely directed to how Florence is affecting all the people in its path.

William Kendall said...

A month or two ago I came across a film set in the Glebe on Bank Street. I wonder if it was the same production, since they too were using the fake snow motif, and holiday decorations around some of the utility poles.

There's a ghost story in the Carolinas tied to bad hurricanes called the Gray Man. Apparently he's said to appear on the beaches before a bad one. He was sighted a couple of days back.

Anvilcloud said...

I took some foggy photos this morning -- to be seen in due course.

Red said...

Lots to see and do in Ontario with not much to worry about.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is very hard to understand the people who refuse to evacuate and then expect to be rescued. Maybe I am hard-hearted, but they had plenty of warning and plenty of time to get the heck out of there. I just don't get it.

Kay said...

Those hurricanes are the scariest things. I was just watching the terrifying videos on TV this afternoon. Do they REALLY have to put the reporter right out in the dangerous weather to do their report?

Olga Hebert said...

Such a full trip -- loved your commentary and your photos!

Angie said...

Praying for all those in the path of these powerful storms … we are enjoying the last days of summer … gloriously cool mornings and just right afternoons. Soon it will be time to put away the outdoor furniture!