Invest 97L becomes named Tropical Storm Matthew (by Theresa)

Update: Earlier today, Invest 97L became named Tropical Storm Matthew. Winds are currently at 60 mph and it is heading west at 21 mph.

Invest 97L becomes named Tropical Storm Matthew

Invest 97L becomes named Tropical Storm Matthew

Tropical Storm Matthew headed our way (our position is indicated by the blue dot on the map above)

Tropical Storm Matthew headed our way (our position is indicated by the blue dot on the map above)

It is eerily quiet out side at the moment, perhaps the calm before the storm. We are all hunkered down and waiting for the arrival of Matthew.  The storm is still 120 miles out, but history has shown that tropical storms are notoriously unpredictable. Some of our dock mates have dismissed the likelihood of any significant impact here as Mathew has taken a slightly more northern track. We do not intend to let our guard down until he is well past Grenada. We have some very good friends whose 55′ Californian Motor Yacht was cut in two by a monohull sailboat that had not prepared for an approaching storm in Florida, broke loose from her mooring and rammed “Wings” at a 90 degree angle, damaging her beyond repair. Our policy has been and will remain, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Fortunately the boats directly to our port and starboard share our view and seem well prepared.

6 thoughts on “Invest 97L becomes named Tropical Storm Matthew (by Theresa)

  1. Thomas Hebert

    We are very concerned about all of you. Hope the storm stays north with its winds and storm surge. Hunker down and do lots of home schooling [ha ha]. We know you are well prepared.
    Love to you all, Barb and Tom in Spring Hill

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  2. Frank & Anette

    You are absolutely correct, Randy & Crew! You are all too precious to take the slightest risk.
    Even after twelve years the damage is still painful but, thankfully, nobody was injured.
    Keep us posted.

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  3. Joan

    Thanks for the update. I was trying to find out newest information.
    Are you staying on land in a safe place.
    Hope the storm takes a turn away from you, be safe and keep us informed.

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    1. Theresa Post author

      All is well here! Tropical Storm Mathew did not hit us directly. He skirted just north so that we only got hit with the south side tail winds and rain. Now we continuing to watch him now that he has strengthened and is heading north towards Florida. Mother nature is certainly to be respected!

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