Monday, October 10, 2011
who is Jova?
I hate to tell you but Jova is the Category 3 hurricane headed for the Mexican Pacific coast. From the northern end of the state of Michoacan to the southern end of the state of Jalisco, and the entire coast of the state of Colima there is a hurricane watch. That swath is in Jova's path. She is expected to make landfall in Barra de Navidad sometime tomorrow morning. The port of Manzanillo is closed, the airport is on watch due to high winds. Puerto Vallerta is buttoning up. Tourists in both Barra and nearby Melaque have to decide whether to stick it out or flee. I talked to Jack this afternoon to check on how things are in our village. No rain yet but it's getting progressively more windy. I heard via email from others in town that they are either leaving or hunkering down to ride it out. I am only really concerned about two things in our house; the palapa roof on the third floor and the big glass sliding doors on the second. But Fernando will keep an eye on things. Jack said he'd let us know as things progress. I'm not sure he'll be able to do that since the first thing to go in even the wimpiest storm is the electricity. Next are the telephone lines. Stay tuned.