It was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and record-breaking fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.Lenny formed on November 13 in the western Caribbean Sea and maintained an unprecedented west-to-east track for its entire duration. We had partial generator electricity for the stove. Electricity for the end units, where we are, is out because the breaker room is flooded and had to be pumped out. Oh wonderful!!! On November 16, Lenny's inner core re-established itself, and as a result of this and very favorable conditions aloft, Lenny rapidly intensified to its peak as a 155 mph Category 4 hurricane with a pressure of 933 mb on November 17 while centered over the northeastern Carribean Sea. A reopening occurred on November 24, 2000, just over a year after Lenny's wrath. Hurricane Lenny - 1999. Sleep was fitful. Lenny also goes down in history for the first hurricane recorded to impact Puerto Rico from the west. This hurricane had a major impact on numerous land areas in the Caribbean Sea. Steve and Noreen always bring lots of food, including frozen meat, for they are at Flamingo for three weeks. Hurricane Lenny was the second-strongest November North Atlantic hurricane on record. It was the first time such a movement had ever been seen in the Atlantic basin with a tropical cyclone since record keeping began in 1886. This season had average activity with 12 storms, 8 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes. Both Saturday and Sunday are major tourist days for the timeshare units change to the next owner. Other smaller pumps took all day to get the room pumped out. 1999...Thanks to Tony (Hurricaneadventures) for sending me the footage. A closer view (305 Kb) is seen by clicking on this small image. Dale C. S. Destin| My “July stand by” updated forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is out, and it continues to call for an above normal season, which is likely to be hyperactive – well above normal.. My forecast calls for 23 named storms (up 2), including Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal and Dolly Finally at 11 a.m., the staff called to say the system was working for a short period…go on command…gigantic flush and smiles all over the complex!! The French side of the island didn't receive as much damage and their phone system was fully operational, thus many people drove over to pay phones to contact AA and make reservation changes. Steve would listen to his walkman and give us a report. On Sunday morning John tried snorkeling in front of the Flamingo Resort. At 10 p.m. as the storm approached, the electricity was cut off by the island power company for all above ground power line customers. Electricity, toilets, and water are still not available. Hundreds of people are eager and ready to get off this island. We waited for Friday, November 19, 1999 Published at 10:27 GMT World: Americas Hurricane pounds Caribbean The storm is creating surge floods and large battering waves Hurricane Lenny is pounding the Dutch, French and British islands of the north-east Caribbean after sweeping through the Virgin Islands at near catastrophic strength. We all were up at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and realized we had electricity so we could cook breakfast. Not gourmet, but tasty and filling. Lenny later hit Saint Martin, Anguilla, Saint-Barthélemy, and Antigua while drifting through the Leeward Islands. The only option for passengers was to call the states to a specific AA office because the AA 800 number didn't function. We were advised to stock up on water and non-perishable food for two to three days. Hurricane Lenny was the 12th tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and fifth major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. One set of friends had left that morning for the airport, but the other, our Sunday morning visitor, was still there planning to leave when the airport became "reasonable". The sea wall in front of the unit beneath us has a large crack in it and finally came down about 2 p.m. exposing the lower unit's deck wall to the waves. IFRC: Eastern Caribbean: Hurricane Lenny Appeal No. The season had above average activity, due to the dissipation of the El Niño event and transitioned to La Niña conditions. A broad area of low pressure was identified in the southwest Caribbean Sea early on November 8th. First, it moved through the Carribean from west to east, the reverse path that tropical cyclones usually take in the Atlantic basin. Coverage from TWC of Hurricane Lenny in the Western Caribbean in Nov. Hurricane Lenny on St. Maarten, November 1999. Forecast Advisories Public Advisories Discussions Strike Probabilities; Saturday November 13, 1999 The 5 p.m. update noted that Lenny is at 18.1 N 63.1 W and weakening a little with 120 mph winds and the eye is diffused and maybe only ten miles from St. Maarten. Hurricane Lenny Gallery of Images. The first storm, Arlene, formed on June 1… HURRICANE LENNY. Aiinalee. We could grab them on the way to wherever. We had our backpack packed with our valuables, a small bag with dry clothes and towels setting by the doorway. A favorite restaurant, Mary's Boon, lost its roof on the front units and the entire dining room and bar complex was collapsed on the beach. 34/99 Final Report 04 Mar 2003 Antigua and Barbuda USAID: Northeastern Caribbean - Hurricane Lenny Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 21 Dec 1999 At noon on Wednesday, we lost the weather channel and CNN, but had the movie channels available. We were wringing towels and trying to stay ahead of the water for 36 hours. Power wasn't full, so the microwave wouldn't work and the electric oven wouldn't get hot enough to broil. This was not a deadly season, but it was a damaging season. [Fri, 19 November 1999 14:15 EST] - Weakening more Lenny is weakening more. Lenny was the twelfth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and fifth Category 4 hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. In November 1999, Hurricane Lenny took an unusual west-to-east track, bisecting the Caribbean Basin and passing approximately 200 miles north of Curaçao and Bonaire. Photo courtesy NOAA. Everyone was milling around inside and outside until the noon curfew. With the heavy rain and the crashing waves, Philipsburg, the salt pond and the ocean merged and the town was flooded. On Sunday, the 14th, we moved right next door from our timeshare at the Pelican Resort to our timeshare in unit 7201 at the Flamingo Beach Resort. Lenny caused severe damage as a major hurricane in the Leeward Islands, particularly the northern islands. The timeshares were 90% full this week, so there were lots of people on the island and lots needed to return home. The 1999 Atlantic hurricane season had five Category 4 hurricanes – the highest number recorded in a single season in the Atlantic basin, previously tied in 1961, and later tied in 2005 and 2020. Hurricane Lenny was the twelfth named storm, the eighth hurricane, and fifth major hurricane of the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. On November 15, Lenny became a hurricane while centered south of Jamaica, and later that day, Lenny reached Category 2 intensity. Despite this, Lenny's outer rainbands produced torrential rainfall across the country, and 14.64 inches of rain was reported in Jayuya, which caused mudslides in the southeastern portion of the country. In Barbuda, 95% of the crops were destroyed by the monstrous hurricane, and 65% of the island was flooded by the storm. On Sunday afternoon, John tried to reconnoiter the island and drove through Marigot and tried to get to Orient Beach, but there were no gas stations open and he only got to this side of Grand Case and returned on gas fumes. Snorkeling was OK. Financial Assistance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Lenny. Die Atlantische Hurrikansaison 1999 begann offiziell am 1. Along the coast of Colombia, Lenny flooded 1,200 homes, leaving 540 people homeless. Visible satellite image of Hurricane Lenny on Nov. 17, 1999. Hurricane Lenny was a force to be reckoned with. According to the National Hurricane Center the center is located between Antigua and St.Kitts. When the eye actually comes over, there is a lull in the storm and sometime blue sky or stars can be seen. Saturday, November 20th, people were out working on the beach, pulling beach chairs out of the water, walking around, getting breakfast, but not venturing out of the complex. There was a near riot and the police were contemplating evacuating the airport. All the pool furniture was placed in the pool; the beach furniture was chained to a tree or put in the garage; all furniture on the porches and decks were placed inside; and all screens were removed from the sliding glass doors. Hurricane Lenny - 1999 A young boy walks along the damaged Ann Abramson pier in Frederiksted, St. Croix on Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, following Hurricane Lenny. This sea wall was just build last year and certainly performed a great job. Hurricane Lenny 13 - 23 November 1999 John L. Guiney National Hurricane Center 9 December 1999 (modified 22 February 2000) Hurricane Lenny was the fifth category-four hurricane on the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHS) of the 1999 season - a record. 34/99 Final Report 04 Mar 2003 Antigua and Barbuda USAID: Northeastern Caribbean - Hurricane Lenny Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 21 Dec 1999 At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Flamingo offered a dinner for $7. It was replaced with Lee for the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, and is on the list of names to be used for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. Sometimes, curiosity results in unexpected injuries. By 10 p.m. we bedded down ready to jump and run at any minute. Lenny is the most powerful Atlantic basin hurricane in … November 1999. 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