For now, we are very closely watching The Weather Channel and Hurricane Irma. It seems we've been watching it forever. It's very stressful.
We are safe in our Fifth Wheel in Blairsville, Georgia, but are actually under a tropical storm watch even all the way up here. Damn Irma!
My Mom and brother are in Tampa hunkered down in her concrete block house. They have lost power, but hopefully they will be ok.
Our motorhome is north of Tampa in Wesley Chapel. We are praying it is ok.
Our Fifth Wheel and boat in the Keys, sadly are gone. Apparently Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key, which is exactly where our lot is. It's a tiny island, so we're certain it is destroyed as it came in as a Cat 4 with some 120+ mile an hour winds. It's possible the boat is still hanging around but with reports of 8-10 foot surge, it will be ruined from the salt water.
There were a few brave souls that remained in the Keys and one was a neighbor. He had posted a video right before the eye hit but had to scurry when the ocean started coming up. Scary. Of course, they have no power or cell service, so there is no way to know how he is. We are praying everyone who stayed is safe, but sadly, probably many won't be.
We expected our RV and boat to be gone, but when we saw the reports of landfall on Cudjoe, it was very sad and brought a few tears.
So, that's where we are now. We are here waiting to see what happens overnight and then decide how to proceed. We just don't know.
This is a picture from a happier time on Cudjoe Key
My last blog post was of a much happier day, out on the boat diving.