WTF Wednesday, Florida Strong!

Irma was a big ol’ bitch!

Irma

She rolled in around 8PM on Sunday night with this alert on my cell phone.

Cell phone alert

It didn’t seem all that bad for the first few hours and MacGyver and I and the neighbors ended up heading off the bed around 10:30 because by that time the earlier reports which told us we should expect a category 4 storm to hit us directly now informed us it would be more like a category 2 and it would not be a direct hit.

So, we went to sleep expecting to wake up to no power and maybe some trees on the ground or on the roof.

Surprisingly, we woke up with power, but no internet or cable.  I have to use my hotspot to update the blog so that’s why the delayed post.  Well that and I’m sure you want to see pictures and it takes about 4 minutes to upload each one and that’s beyond annoying so it is what it is.  Maybe I’ll post more later.

Anyway, there was a ton of downed trees in my neighborhood and for a cat 1-2 storm, it was pretty bad.  Here some of the damage from my backyard.

leaning palm

We ended up losing this palm tree.

Flooding

The next pictures are all of neighbors houses.

tree

A neighbor’s house

tree on house

My next door neighbor’s backyard

And these are pictures from our house in Nokomis sent to us from a neighbor.  We lost a few fence panels and a tree was snapped in half and one fell across the canal but no damage at all to our house.  We are so lucky!

WTF it’s Wednesday and we may be cleaning up for a while but we’re still standing!

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