After much hype it seems Ernesto will be merely a 'rainy night' in Miami according to Max Mayfield of the National Hurricane Center. And the chances of it gaining any strength when it pops back out into the Atlantic over the Gulf Stream are slim. But Fox News and others are now sounding the alarm bells for the Carolinas just in case Ernesto does strengthen. So stay tuned.
This time last year I was without power and in the dark as Katrina moved past me to the east. Since there was nothing to do and I was supposed to be up at 4am to help with recovery I went to bed while Katrina was still lashing my house with rain and wind.