Thursday, June 07, 2007

Cyclone Gonu




"Cyclone hit the Emirates"
"Destruction in Fujairah"

"Mohammad Ali Sultan, a Fujairah resident said the whole situation reminds him of the Indonesia tsunami. He said: “It’s just like the Tsunami, as water is pushing on slowly from the shore, but it is just beginning, soon it will reach the houses on the other side of the road from the beach”.
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Environment/10130200.html

I was planning to visit Fujairah yesterday until my client called to postpone the appointment. They have two projects by the sea and the management was sensible enuff to halt the work. And the same guy who called was laughing over the other end..."We are off to the beach to watch the once in a lifetime spectacular!"
The visibility level in Dubai was bad yesterday as well. However, I thought it was much cooler.

The last time I experienced a nerve wrecking storm was in Kurobe, Japan. The wind was so strong that I was literally stuck onto a lamp post for a good 5 minutes...cross my heart, no exaggeration!

Well...i think i should stop working hard for the next couple of days...until Gonu is pacified.

By the way...the stupid guy who went to watch the "spectacular" is still alive.

8 Comments:

Blogger Cergie said...

WAOW ! Black Feline ! You are living so dangerously !
Yes sometimes I was so anxious for you when your posts were not so often published

In France it may happen we have tsunami near Meduiterranean Sea
Or simply a big dangerous wave near the atlantic Ocean


BRRRrrrr.... Terrific

11:40 AM

 
Blogger Peter said...

Looks frightening! If you stop working hard for a moment, can you still go to "your" swimming pool?

I trust all the new constructions in Dubai take this kind of event into account?

11:59 AM

 
Blogger Drama Div@ said...

my sis just arrived in dubai this morning with her hubby and the cutest baby akim...

well, i saw on tv last nite the severe cyclone hit oman... now, the pwerful cyclone hit dubai as well... OMG, i dont think it's a good news though...

1:40 PM

 
Blogger Stephen Bess said...

I can't imagine. I'm only used to strong thunder storms. I've never experienced anything stronger. Be safe and peace~

6:29 PM

 
Blogger Nikon said...

I don't remember one hitting the Persian Gulf before - are they common?
Thanks for the visit to Hem's :)

3:18 AM

 
Blogger junebee said...

Glad to hear you're ok. We have those kind of "stupid people" here in Florida too. They go to watch the waves on the edge of a hurricane. (which is what we call a typhoon).

4:45 AM

 
Blogger black feline said...

cergie...yes Im living la vida loca...lol
peter...yes i chilled out at the pool............shhhhhhhhh...don't tell my boss...lol
diva...they should be fine...:)
stephen...thanks..
nikon...maybe once in hundred year?
junebee....how are u? please please please start blogging again!

10:02 AM

 
Blogger San Nakji said...

Geez, if it looks like a tsunami out there you have to stay off the beach! That guy was a fool!

6:58 AM

 

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