Just want to thank everyone who has sent their well wishes and prayers out to those in harm’s way from this potentially devastating storm, including my daughter and her family. After changing their plans several times yesterday, they decided to head farther west instead of south, and left for the panhandle last night. I think it was the right decision. Florence has seemingly turned to the south, now, and might make a direct hit on Charleston, instead of North Carolina. In fact, the last image I saw projected it spreading completely through Georgia and into northeast Florida, around Jacksonville.
Destin is way to the west of those areas, and after spending last night in Tallahassee, Erin called to say they arrived there an hour or so ago. The latest on the storm also said it may not make landfall until Saturday morning, which could mean they’ll be staying over there an extra couple of days, until the all clear has been given. They should be able to ride out the storm there in safety, and that’s the most important thing. I do hope their home is spared any serious damage, flooding being the biggest risk right now. But I can breathe easier knowing they are many miles away from the area.
Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers. They have been greatly appreciated!