#HurricaneIan – #Update

Doesn’t look good for Florida, folks. Latest from NOAA has us in the crosshairs of the center of Hurricane Ian. Still a few more things we need to do to get ready, so I won’t be around much today.

Here’s the latest projection. It could still change drastically, and I’m hoping and praying it will, but we have to prepare for the worst! Last hurricane that came through 5 years ago (Irma) did $85,000 worth of damage to our house, smashed our garage flat, and tore up our roof. Oh, and it did $15,000 worth of damage to our car too! Eeeek. I SO hope this one does NOT follow this latest trajectory! If it does, the center of the storm will come right over us. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

18 thoughts on “#HurricaneIan – #Update

  1. That does look alarming! I think a lot of the Irma damage was down to felled trees and so I’m keeoing my fingers crossed that all the cost and effort to make the place as hurricane-proof as possible pays off. Keep safe! โค โค โค

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    • Hi, Nancy! Your comment made me realize that not everyone understands about evacuation orders vs staying put, so I did another post on just that topic. Sometimes it’s not the best answer, depending on where you’re located. At this point, we’re staying put, but will definitely leave if we are told it’s time to do so.

      Thanks for commenting on this point, as it’s critically important to pay attention to the updates and go when asked (or told) to do so.

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    • Just posted again about the evac orders for all of Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa. They have the Gulf on one side and Tampa Bay on the other and are likely to get major flood surging. I saw that over 300,000 people are “heading out” today. Eeeep.

      It doesn’t look too good for the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area, either, with potential 70/80mph winds. I HOPE it’s gone soon so you don’t have to cancel your trip! (Prayers coming your way, too!!)

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      • Eeeep, is right! That evacuation sounds horrible. I hope you’re battening down the hatches or leaving. Are you under mandatory evacuation?

        We’re had to cancel the trip, which is so disappointing, but hopefully we can do it again at a later date.

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        • No, we haven’t given notice to evacuate. In fact, that’s never happened that I’m aware of for our area, because it’s usually due to flood surge along coastal waterways. I think they are suggesting those in central Florida who live along the rivers should seek higher ground, but that’s not us in our suburbs. So, we are hunkering down as always, unless we get an order to leave, in which case, we will.

          I’m SO sorry you had to cancel your trip, but I think you had little choice. Even without a direct landfall down there, if the eye of the storm passes close by, there will be a lot of flooding, wind, and rain from the northeastern bands of the storm. The eye is calm, after all, and the damage all comes from the winds circling around it. This one looks pretty bad, unless it loses steam after crossing Cuba.

          Hope you’ll be able to reschedule your reunion when things calm down, when you can relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about little problems like HURRICANES! (They can really spoil a party!) Stay safe, Mae! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

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          • We’re fine up here. You stay safe down there, my friend!
            Our airline cancelled last night so even if we wanted to fly into Florida, we’d have no way of getting there. Continued prayers for you and all in the path of Ian! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

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