It's been raining really hard for about 3 hours now, and the storm is only now approaching. Wind is picking up, but nothing is flying around in the air or anything yet. No flooding in my area yet. Other areas more to the east (like Tobago and Toco) are being hit first, and we're hearing a lot of flooding, high seas, some trees down, but no injuries or anything like that yet.
I think I'll be fine. I live in a pretty sheltered area.
Getting lots of email from friends abroad. Nice to get the concern.
Emily is now a hurricane - only Category one. Can't compare to Ivan, Dennis or any of the great storms, but it's bad enough for me.