Hurricane Isaac Part 1

Posted: 24th August 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

So here we are in Florida, and when you look at the big map, we live on the Gulf coast side and generally you see them showing Ft. Myers and Tampa. We are about 1/2 way between the two.

As it appears right now, Mr. Isaac is predicted to skirt along our coast and while it may not directly swing out and hit us straight on, I am hearing and learning that the worst side of the hurricane to be on is the right side, the tornadic side as these things spin off tornado’s. Around Memorial weekend, our house took a direct hit from an F0 tornado, and while our neighbors sustained quite a bit of damage, we didn’t have any issues other than some soffiting and neighbors roof parts up in our trees.

So, what’s it like being in the near bullseye? With several days away, naturally curiousity increases and greater attention than ever is paid to the weather channel and radar and any tidbit we can get from the predictors of how the thing is going to track and how big it is getting. Not a lot different than when we were living in Iowa watching the news, but the difference now is of course, what should we be doing with our stuff? And should we be doing anything?

To look outside it is another beautiful Florida day and hard to imagine that a week from today, things COULD be drastically different. We drove though south Florida shortly after Hurricane Andrew hit, and if you all from Iowa area remember what Lima, Illinois looked like after that tornado a few years back, well that is what the devastation of Andrew looked like only for miles and miles and miles in all directions. The area was just flattened.

So as anticipation grows, we trust that God is in control and whatever He has in store, has to be for some reason.

Somewhere between the next 3-5 days, yet another new experience awaits. Our business in Venice is right close to the coastline, probably about a mile inland. Out house in North Port is another 10 miles inland so if we can escape any wind or tornado’s, we’ll be in good shape.

I’ll add to this over the next few days, add some photos of course and hopefully as the nerves rattle, the windows won’t.

Thanks for listening.


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