For our friends on the east coast who are in Matthew's path- please take care and be well! May you and your loved ones make it through unharmed.
Thoughts and prayers for those in the storm
I hope all of you in the area of Hurricane Matthew will update us on how you are doing.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. I am in the North Florida area just a bit inland by about 10 miles. High winds, lots of rain, but by morning daylight there were only a few tree branches (not limbs) down and a few inches of water in the yard. No flying debris for my house, no broken windows. No trees down on roads between my house and the interstate. My son knows this because he had to go that far just to buy a cup of coffee. He said the pumps were locked. And I heard that even if you had a credit card to buy gas, it was useless because the pumps need electricity to work. Hmmm, I wonder how he got the coffee, that would take electricity, maybe they had a little generator. ?? Prior to the blow I had gone to buy gallons of water; Walmart had none, Publix had some. There seemed to be a run on water and huge bags of ice. So much to be thankful for. We have a small generator and had gone out and purchased gallons and gallons of gas prior to the big blow, so we had a little bit of power. However, our internet source was down. It is finally back on this Sunday morning, but power is still out. However, power has been restored to many businesses and I expect to have power at home later in the day according to a power company recorded report.
There are only 5 of us on this little country road; they all evacuated. Turned out just as good that I didn't leave. The coastal areas were "forced" evacuation.
I would love to hear from anyone else who endured the storm.
I'm so glad you made it through, Donna, with so little damage. Interesting how when electricity is limited and we must choose what we use it for, coffee is somewhere in the top 5! .Best wishes to your area as it recovers, and good thoughts to those in the Carolinas as they deal with the flooding.