Whew! Out of danger!
The prediction 24 hours ago was that Invest 97L would form a tropical storm just before arriving over Grenada and would become a Category 1 Hurricane. After spending the last three days prepping for the worst scenario, The center of Invest 97L moved a little north in the last 12 hours and formed into Tropical Storm Matthew as it passed over St. Lucia. It is highly likely to become a Cat 3 or 4 as it continues to travel west and north. We are on the southern end of Matthew and will be getting high winds and lots of rain but nothing close to anything a full blown hurricane could produce. Everyone here relieved. After it settles down I have to undo all the things I did in the last few days. Exhausting! Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers!
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Rick and Linda Grimes bought a sailboat and left the U S of A for the Caribbean in 2015.