Well we didn't get hit by a tropical storm or hurricane today but we really got wacked by our normal mid afternoon thunder and lightning storm. That means we had moonsoon type rain for awhile.
Some interesting things. I tried to get some gas at about 6:00 this evening. The Site station was sold out. 7-Eleven only had premium left.
I haven't seen anyone boarding up there windows and the preparations seem to be minimal. Right now we are not even certain of the path. We're waiting for the storm to bang a hard right, north to northwest. It looks like it will be further west than originally anticipated.
Governor Crist is saying stay cool. but the emergency groups always try to prepare for the worst.
Personally, I'm in Cape Coral, It's on the gulf, but my home is not on the water. From the info available at this time I'm expecting winds of 25 to 50 mph and heavy rain. But, I really don't know. I'll get up in the AM probably around 6ish, check outside. turn on the weather channel, and take it from there.
I was thinking I might pull the car into the garage.
Late Monday afternoon till early Tuesday should be the key timeframe here. I guess I'll have to adjust my schedule.
It's an old cliche, but "time will tell."
Here's another one, "we're experiencing the calm before the storm."
While we have been hit twice in the last five years, more often than not we've been missed by the storms.
I feel relaxed and confident that I am not in an area of extreme danger.
I'll talk at you all tomorrow, look for;
Fay Who, Day Two!