Photos of Hurricane Michael Destruction
(Not here in central Florida)
Just wanted to touch base with you guys and let you know Hurricane Michael spared my area of Central FLorida of all but one outer band of storm. That one penetrated 100 miles into the peninsula to dump some torrential rains and gusty winds on us here in the Sanford area. It was over in an hour, though the day was dark and gloomy from dawn to dusk.
Sadly, the panhandle region of the state did not get off so lightly. Catagory 4 Michael came roaring ashore with 155mph winds exactly where they predicted it would, and damage assessment is underway. I’ve seen images of entire roofs torn right off homes, leaving the house completely open on top, like a dollhouse, and there have already been two deaths reported.
The good news is that, unlike Hurricane Florence which hung out for DAYS, Michael was in a big hurry to get elsewhere. Had it paused over Apalachicola/Panama City for very long, the destruction would have been unimagineable. It tore through Georgia still at Catagory 3 strength, and is now crossing South Carolina as a tropical storm. (That’s still a dangerous storm with winds up to 75mph and lots of rain.)
It looks like it will exit close to the North Carolina/Virginia border and move into the Atlantic, pointed in the general direction of Ireland, I believe. Whether it will die out mid-ocean or make the crossing remains to be seen. I’m voting for DEATH to Hurricane Michael! It’s caused enough misery!
Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers, both for me and my family, and for those in the path of this terrible storm. Knowing there were friends around the world sending positive thoughts this way kept me buoyed throughout the long hours of tracking the storm’s progress. I love each and every one of you! ❤ ❤ ❤
A few more photos of the kind of damage left behind. I’m sure there will be more and more photos appearing over the next few days, but these will give you an idea.