October 2017 Flashback, Tropical Storm Nate hits San Juan del Sur: Nica Nugget 106

On October 5, 2017, Tropical Storm Nate hit San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. We were spared the severe destruction that impacted many local families and many communities out in the campo. We got off lightly, and we had the resources to survive the inconveniences during the storm, and to hire out the work to make repairs and improvements to our home. But, for us North Americans, unused to flooding and going without electricity and water for days on end, and unused to seeing boats cast up on shore, it was a humbling and scary experience. I wrote about its personal …

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Tropical Storm Nate hits San Juan del Sur

All but one boat in the bay either sank or was washed ashore. The wind howled. The rain poured. The power and water were out for three days.   Our house flooded from both the front doors and through the back concrete walls. We feared that our porch awning would break loose and crash through our glass doors. So we stood watch throughout the night. I’ve learned how to properly wring out a mop and a towel or two or three. And John got his daily 10,000 steps just by squeegee-ing the water off of the top terrace, night and day for …

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