Normally I don’t bother with updates, opting to start fresh with every post. But so many of you sent messages of concern and support over the last 48 hours, that I just wanted to write a quick message of thanks.
We were very fortunate. We never lost power, though the lights did flicker constantly throughout the hours as Ian made its way north. Our region suffered no direct damage from Hurricane Ian, as it went out to sea around Daytona Beach. It’s now reformulated back to Hurricane strength and is heading towards Georgia and South Carolina (sending good thoughts your way, Laura!).
Throughout the day yesterday our phones were buzzing with warnings of flood alerts…
St. Augustine’s downtown historic district flooded heavily, especially with the high tide that came in yesterday afternoon. But by today the streets are back normal and they’ll just be working on cleaning and mopping up.
The city of Fort Myers sustained the storm’s worst assault with tragic damage to homes and businesses. Please join me in making a donation to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts there and other communities also affected. You can do so by clicking on this link.