NICARAGUA News from Bluefields

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Oct 30 17:22:37 UTC 2005

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October 30, 2005

Hello James and Everyone in Nicaragua!
I am sooo sorry to hear about Hurricane Beta hitting Nicaragua. A  
misfortune for so many people.... I will be watching the news and I  
want you to know you are in our thoughts and best wishes -

Thank you for telling us, James!

Val ;-)

On Oct 30, 2005, at 6:18 AM, James Shepard-Kegl, Esq. wrote:

> For those of you who are watching, Beta has shifted south of its  
> original
> projected course, maing landfall halfway between Bilwi and  
> Bluefields.  (We
> had anticipated a direct strike upon Bilwi, but the storm is headed  
> through
> a relatively unpopulated and remote rain forest area.  That, of  
> course, is
> bad news for the people living there as the homes in this region  
> are of the
> flimsiest construction.  On the other hand, damage to  
> infrastructure should
> not amount to much as there basically is not much infrastructure to  
> begin
> with.
> The storm track now takes Beta pretty much over Condega and the  
> area that
> was hit hard seven years ago by Mitch.  So it is a question of how  
> much rain
> and how many mudslides.
> -- James 

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