Saturday, February 13, 2010
Cyclone Rene - Part 2
It's 4 p.m. Sunday our time, and Cyclone Rene is now a Category 3 cyclone (hurricane)moving along towards the northern Tongan islands at about 15 mph. The latest projected path brings Rene right to us here on Tongatapu (our island) tomorrow afternoon/evening. However, this is the 3d path projection we've seen, and cyclones don't read the maps. As of right now we're thinking we'll be called in to PC headquarters tomorrow morning in a move called "Consolidation," but it could happen tonight. In any event we're preparing for that. If you'd like to see the path it's here: http://www.met.gov.fj/sat-map.html (look for the link in the lower left for the track map). And we'll keep you posted as internet service allows.