Are we scared? No.
We will see some winds and heavy rain, but in the Winter here we get the same winds. We are also 454 feet above the ocean, perched on top of a little hill. I am not really worried about this storm. All though there is always that preparedness of the "what if it makes a turn to the north".
Here is some of that from our marina:
The Marina is closed to boat traffic until further notice.
I find it interesting that when we told people in Nevada we were moving to the Virgin Islands, the response we often got was oh but what about those scary hurricanes?
We aren't too afraid of a hurricane. Our house was built in 1974 and is still standing and is made of solid masonry construction (one of the reasons we bought the Alamo). From what I hear from old timers here the house did receive some roof damage from Marilyn. We also have a downstairs apartment, Honda generator, tarps, canned food and having a cistern, you just drop a bucket in there to get water or even the pool. That isn't to say that if there was a hurricane coming right at us we would have some fear.
When we lived in Nevada, we had a little 11 acre ranchette. There were many times we would have lightening strikes and have flare ups or watching the nearby mountain sides burning up. As opposed to a hurricane where you have days to prepare, a wildfire happens in almost an instant.
Chantal, no one likes you and I am not at all afraid of you, here tonight and gone tomorrow. Welcome to hurricane season in de islands.
I leave you to my weather forecast maps: