Pray for Florida

By
Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

Things look pretty grim for Florida the next few days.  The 8:00 am update put Hurricane Ian at 155 mph moving 10 mph on a path for the center to make landfall around Fort Myers.  Look at how wide this storm currently is so almost the entire Gulf Coast will be effected.  The Villages, Florida could be spared somewhat with the latest track moving further south but some of Florida’s major cities are all in the path. 

Most of the state will experience the outer bands which has their own risk.  Tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain and the threat of power outages which is what The Villages could experience the next 3 days.  This storm like so many in the past is very unpredictable, the center of the cone has moved at least 7 times, intensity was to make landfall as a Cat 1 or 2 after becoming a 4 in the Gulf, now a Cat 4 hitting the coast.

My advice is to stay home, keep a weather radio or some means to know about tornadoes, and prepare for possible loss of power for a few days!  Stay Safe!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

www.DickBetts.com

Comments (17)

faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

As a lifelong Gulf Coast resident, I PRAY that people got out of this area. 

Katrina spawned over 250 tornadoes over the northeast quadrant of where I used to live. 

It's extremely dangerous to your mental and physical health to go through this level of hurricane.

Sep 28, 2022 05:43 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

faye schubert Tornadoes is my biggest fear!  Rain, Wind and power outage I can handle but please no tornadoes!

Sep 28, 2022 05:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

Watching closing to see what develops today on the FL coast..stay safe and know prayers are all over the place for FL!

Sep 28, 2022 06:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dick... I've been following this news closely and just hope that most people took advice to evacuate and/or properly prepare. Your state is certainly in the thoughts and prayers of many of us here in the Rain, myself included.

Sep 28, 2022 06:11 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Dorie Dillard Austin TX thanks, expect a rough few days ahead for the state!

Sep 28, 2022 06:12 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Nina Hollander, Broker remember the other day I said I would send it your way?  You are now in the cone, sorry!

Sep 28, 2022 06:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Dick... we are expecting 4-6 inches of rain here in Charlotte as of now... but it won't be the first time we've had rain like this and high winds. Certainly nothing like what you are facing. 

Sep 28, 2022 06:16 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

My dad is in Venice, talking to him daily. Praying for everyone there. bill 

Sep 28, 2022 06:22 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Hope your dad is in a safe place!  He is in the bull-eyes 

Sep 28, 2022 06:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dick, this hurricane is so huge, and fear for so many in the path, be safe!

Sep 28, 2022 06:39 AM
faye schubert

This is a very scary storm, especially that it is a slow mover and can build up a lot of power in the very warm loop current in the Gulf.

 

Sep 28, 2022 06:44 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Continued prays and thoughts of safe keeping.  As much as we think we understand and predict the weather, we don't.  This hurricane appears to have changed course and continues to evolve. Even slight changes can create additional havoc and concerns.

Sep 28, 2022 06:41 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Joan Cox thanks we are prepared and watching the outer bands!

Sep 28, 2022 06:50 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

faye schubert Yes would not be surprised a Cat 5 by 11:00 only needed 2 mph.

Sep 28, 2022 06:51 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Leanne Smith we were about 4 blocks off the center line a few days ago now 40 miles from center.  The hurricane decides not us!

Sep 28, 2022 06:52 AM
faye schubert

Please be careful! This is a really once in a century type storm.

Nothing has been in the Gulf to stir up the water this year......

Sep 28, 2022 07:03 AM
Leanne Smith

So true, the hurricane makes the decision or as some may say Mother Earth or Mother Nature.

Sep 28, 2022 06:55 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I can't even imagine having to go through something like that, I hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy.

Sep 28, 2022 08:23 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England thanks rough couple days ahead!

 

Sep 28, 2022 08:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Dick- Larry and I have been watching the Weather Channel last night and all day today. We may not live in FL anymore but we still have friends there and many wonderful memories of our time there. Stay safe!!!!!!   Keep us posted. 

Sep 28, 2022 06:54 PM