Ivan is crossing just below us. Right now we are not feeling anything here in the city (it is a little cloudy though), but on my way to work I heard over the news that a part of "El MalecÃ³n" (our seaside avenue) was closed, from Metaldom to Manresa, because of high tides. They even said that tides were so strong that walkway cement benches were being thrown to the middle of the street. People were advised not to ge near "El MalecÃ³n", but being a tipical Dominican I will go down there to see the waves and maybe snatch some pictures. Nothing more enticing than being told not to do something!