Friday, August 26, 2005

Katrina

            

     So Hurricane Katrina paid us a visit last night, she was extremely tame compared to some of our visitors last year, like Frances and Jeanne. You can see from the photo of the parking lot at work this morning that there were few leaves and small branches spread around today compared to the other photo of Frances where gigantic trees were uprooted and laying on their sides.

     Most of the prep work of become hurricane ready still had to be done even though the storm was not very strong. The lines at the gas stations were miles long (yes even at today's prices), grocery store shelves were emptied, flashlights, can goods, batteries and water were in every cart. Some people put up shutters and filled their bathtubs with water (I did not).

     At work we made contingency plans for a few of us to fly to Dallas if we were to loose electricity. Rain, snow, sleet, hail or hurricane ... we are a 7 day a week operation, it's that simple. 

      The storm came with strong winds and hours and hours of rain ... still getting rain from the feeder bands now. We got off pretty easy here in Boca but there are a lot of people close by without electricity, some property damage and ... there were at least 6 lives lost locally.

     The hurricane season is really just getting started, hope it will not be anything like last year. <-- some of last years photos. Thoughts and prayers with those that have suffered a loss and with those still in the path of this storm.

       BTW .. my choice for J-link du jour is called Storm Stories: , written by Joe  from the Magic Smoke Blog.  Oh, and for those of you that don't already know ... he is also the journals editor.

                                                 

16 comments:

luvmort said...

Thanks for the update. I was gettin' worried I might have to come and nail your butt to the ground, lol!
Planning a trip, in my head so far, back to the Sunshine state! I will keep you posted.
Hurricane Mortimer, on his way...








or do we like Typhoon Mortimer?

artloner said...

Glad that it was not like last time, lovey.

xoxoxo,
andi

dcmeyer420 said...

Glad you did not have a lot of damage. I live on the Panhandle and Katrina is suppose to hit us by Monday. Ivan, Dennis and now, Katrina. I am leaving to go to Tampa tomorrow. We stayed for Ivan and that was a mistake. No phone, water and electricity for two weeks was horrible...

sunnyside46 said...

it is headed straight for me!
i thought about you
I am glad you are okay!
I am ready for a hurricane party, tom says I am crazy. i never disputed that!
Marti

jeanno43 said...

Glad it did not hit you too badly.  Sad about those people who were killed.

cneinhorn said...

glad you fared okay this time coy....what a relief...

ally123130585918 said...

feel very relieved that everything is OK....Ally

sylviam4000 said...

Glad to hear you are okay. Feel for those who aren't.
Sylvia
http://journals.co.uk/sylviam4000/JottingsfromtheSticks/

ryanagi said...

Glad to hear you didn't get hammered too badly this go round. Hope this hurricane season is a bust!

oceanmrc said...

This is not really such good news. Thamks for visiting -- sorry about your fish!  We all gotta eat, though.

suzypwr said...

Let's hope that is the end of it! Glad you are OK :)
xoxo

springangel235 said...

Glad you are safe...sounds like it was a bad.
Joyce

astaryth said...

Glad you didn't get hit too bad... It's missing us here, but we are getting feeder bands of wind and rain off of it as it passes by out in the gulf....  So, a day spent indoors listening to the rain for me today. G. on the other hand gets to work outside in the rain all day, poor thing.

indigosunmoon said...

So glad yall got away with minimal damage.
I hope it misses us!
Connie

judithheartsong said...

big hugs your way. judi

krobbie67 said...

I haven't listened to the news much this week so I didn't realize that you guys got hit until this morning. Glad to hear you "weathered" the storm. :-) ---Robbie