My son moved into my FL house for the weekend. The wife and I were up North anyway. His rationale for that 'choice' was Tampa area was only told 'aw s^&*' on Friday night, the roads were reported clogged all the way to Georgia already with those east coasters 'getting outta Dodge', there was no gas, road side convenience stores were closing up, etc., and his place was now designated ground zero on the then latest track and at 8 foot above sea level...my 38 ft elevation on an old Tocobaga Indian site out in Pinellas County looked like his best shot even though it is only 3/4 mile from the Gulf!
He reported in today...the place is 1/2 way between St. Pete Beach and Clearwater beach and maybe 3/4 mile from the Gulf in case anyone has family around there...lost a good bit of fence...lost lots of roof shingles and tabs but attic is still dry...the pool cage screening is in total shreds...some trees blew out of the ground or broke off at about 6 ft level, the high date palm trees took a beating and dropped 1/2 their fronds...but all else seems ok thank goodness...the house has Cat 3 rated windows and doors that also had exterior storm shutters.
The Daughter in Law sort of said it all in an early morning Facebook post Adding some levity...to what could have been a lot worse! The '19 Hack came through high and dry...
I pray the rest of the Sun Coast T family made out equally well...
music: Making the best of a bad situation. Where do we take it from here?
Same situation for us here in Clearwater. I cleared the yard with a chainsaw, but we still have no electric. Ben Umberger, who lives 1/2 mile away never lost power.
That looks about normal around here just before or after Thanks Giving every year. The rain will start soon. Best luck for all!!
My friend camping in our yard fed a spike elk apples taken from his hand!