Batten Down The Hatches

Jake and I feel very blessed that during our time here in Florida we have not had to endure a bad hurricane season.  About two months before we moved here in 2005, Hurricane Wilma ripped through Florida causing a ton of damage.  It’s that busy time of year again for storm season and with all of the news about Tropical Storm Fay we thought we better get prepared.  You know the old adage, better safe than sorry.  Ben and I just returned from running some errands.  Who wants to be caught in a hurricane with no face wash!  Eww, the horror!  My pores would certainly not approve.  Not to worry, we are stocked up on things that were recommended for our disaster supplies kit (i.e. bottled water, batteries, groceries and we made sure to fill the car up with gas)!  At least 5 counties in the area have already canceled school for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Since the storms through central Florida are supposed to be most severe on those days I contacted my doctor’s office this afternoon regarding my surgery scheduled for Wednesday.  I was told that for now they will take it one day at a time and will contact me early Wednesday morning if the procedure will be canceled.  The last thing we want to do is drive down I-4 in hurricane force winds…that’s not a fun drive on a sunny day!  Let the rains begin…it just started pouring outside.  If you would like to track the storm for yourself, click here

It’s been a week since I wrote this post and the torrential rains have finally come to an end…at least for now.  We are happy to see sunshine again in the sunshine state.  Below is a video filmed from our back porch during the height of Tropical Storm Fay…Ben’s first tropical storm!!



Filed under Orlando, Weather

2 responses to “Batten Down The Hatches

  1. I’ve been thinking about you guys and wondering if ole Fay had come your way yet. Hopefully it’ll miss you!

  2. jill Weikel

    Hope everything will pass you guys. Keep us posted.

    Love ya,

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