Although it has been downgraded from a hurricane, there is still much to pray about. The school buildings in Grand Goave are strong enough to withstand the winds of a monster hurricane. Currently the prediction is for 80 mph winds when it hits land. The real concern in Grand Goave is flooding. There is a 120 acre or so reservoir/lake up on the mountain behind Grand Goave and a river that runs right beside the camp. The town is flat, low lying, and right on the beach. Even a tropical storm that takes close to 24 hours to cross the island (as current forecasts predict) will drench the area with at least 10-12 inches of rain on the mountains and all of that will wind up passing through Grand Goave. The danger is not winds but flooding.