Bye Bye Fay!!!
Tropical Storm Fay has FINALLY made its way though Florida now, which means I no longer have to sit here waiting to see what this storm the size of Florida is going to do. We were extremely lucky with the storm. We barely lost power, only for a few hours today and randomly last night. I think part of that is because I live a couple of houses down from the Fire and Police Station, so we are on the same grid.
Damage wise, we had some flooding in our yard and driveway, but the roads weren’t flooded, just some standing water. We also had some things blown around in the back yard, but nothing major was damaged or destroyed. We did have some branches break, but that was pretty insignificant. I live a couple a blocks away from the Beach, but they city officials did not even put up a voluntary evacuation for us.
If you follow hurricanes / tropical storms you will see that Fay was an extremely odd T.S. It’s very rare for a storm to hit North Florida, and Fay sat on the coast for about three days before finally coming onto land and crossing the state. Here is the interesting thing, Fay did not lose strength or gain strength while sitting in the ocean practically stationary.
So in a nutshell, this was one of those weeks for me, and most of the people in the state of Florida. I was really lucky when it came to damages, but many people weren’t. I believe seven people died during the storm in the Jacksonville area, and probably more in other parts of the state. I’m just glad that this storm is over and hopefully it won’t take too long for the city to dry out and for the power and cable to be restored to the entire state.