jpgr: (SPN Dean & Sam stargazing)
Well, we're starting to get the continuous rain now. There was a band that passed through earlier around 9:30 but then it cleared. Now on the radar, the whole area is covered with rain. The heavy duty squalls won't be until this evening. t least I'm closing tomorrow night so Idon't have to be in until midday.

(If anyone is curious as to my general location in Florida, find the middle point of Lake Okeechobee's eastern shore and draw a line to the ocean.)
jpgr: (LOM Sam in the Rain)
I just got a phone call from Co. Everything is fine. They have no power due to trees on powerlines on the road but everyone is fine. She didn't sleep much due to fear of missing a tornado warning. They had to manually bail the basement until they ran a cord to the neighbor behind them to run the sump pump. They now have sun and are heading out to Home Depot. I'm sure we'll hear more once power has returned.

I hope the rest of you on the east coast are well

Fay Update

Aug. 19th, 2008 10:32 am
jpgr: (DW Master It's Crazy ani)
Well, it's basically just been wind and gusty rain here on the east coast of FL. To give you an idea of where I am, from the middle of Lake Okeechobee draw a line east to the Atlantic and that's my general location. The power went out around 8:30 this morning. I prepared for work as usual and then called to see how things were there. I mentioned I had no power and that the road was probably flooded further down. My friend said OK, call when it's close to time for me to leave and see what it's like then. Maybe ten minutes later the phone rings and it's work. The manager said not to bother coming in because the roads are horrible etc.. So the minute I tell my folks, Dad's like, "OK let's play pinochle". I chatted with Co on the phone who had forgotten about our "little storm" (that covers half of the state).

As you can see, the power came back about 30 minutes ago. Not knowing how long it's gonna be on, I jumped on to post to let you all know how I'm doing. Besides, Dad wants to play cards!

Hope the rest of you in FL are doing OK too!

ETA Pictures! )

Quote #7

Aug. 28th, 2006 05:37 pm
jpgr: (wondering)
Last week's quote was from Sir Osbert Sitwell.

This week:

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius

OK, right now they're saying that Ernesto shouldn't be more than a tropical storm, but he will be coming right for us so cross your fingers! If you hear from me Wednesday, all is good.
jpgr: (Default)
OK, this won't be as long as the others.

As you can see, we got the power back this morning. I ended up going to work after all and was there from 9 till almost 6. It was madness after the hurricane.

Driving there I saw a large number of uprooted trees and some store signs blown out . Then there were the gas lines. They reminded me of when I was a kid in the 70s.

Things seem to be back to normal now so I'll keep you updated to any follow-ups!


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