UPDATE: I awoke this morning to emails notifiying me that Maggi passed away yesterday. Today is a supremely sad day.
Also worrisome: I hear that there's a state of alert in El Salvador and Honduras, as they await the tropical storm Adrian, the strongest one of the past many decades:
The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted the storm would continue to strengthen before before its projected landfall on May 19. Adrian is moving at about 13 km (8 miles) per hour and has winds reaching 85 km (50 miles) per hour. The NHC projects rainfall amounts in the range of six to 10 inches with isolated accumulations of 20 inches in mountainous areas. This storm could cause flooding, landslides and transportation disruptions.As usual, the poor and powerless, who scrape by with meager housing and belongings, will be most affected.