Yesterday morning we called our vet's office to make an appointment for Giaco. Mrs. Vet, Mati, said, "No more appointments today! Don't you know there is a double red alert because Hurricane Karl is supposed to come right through here? Turn on your television!
And indeed, we were right in the middle of the projected storm path.
We waited and waited. At one points we had gusts of maybe three miles an hour. Lots and lots of rain, but no wind. At the last minute, the storm veered south-southwest instead of north-northwest and headed for the area between Cofre del Perote and Pico de Orizaba. We were lucky, but lots of people in the storm's path were not.
Some pictures of before and during the heavy rains and a picture also from this morning, taken from our balcón.
The evening before it arrived.
During the rains
This morning, a slightly longer view. The rains have stopped for awhile. The water has turned white and foamy. This is a longer shot than the one above.
A landscape from this morning also taken from our balcony.
The falls always appear closer in real life than they do in pictures where I haven't zoomed, as above, but not quite as close as the picture during the rains.
The storm is said to be the most powerful in fifty years to hit the coast of Veracruz. Here is a link to some pictures in El Universal which show the storm in the Port of Veracruz (I hope).