I swiped your picture lol
Yep… we’re battoning down the hatches. Not taking any chances after last year. We were supposed to get hit but the thing turned at the last minute and slammed into Port Charlotte. We are right off of US19 on the Gulf coast down the road from Weeki Wachee. I’m a native, so I’ve seen my share of hurricanes, but never this large or fast, THIS EARLY. :shock:
We really dodged a bullet with Charley. No way am I ignoring this one.
BTW, my husband was a Foreman at Davey Tree last year and now is a Foreman for Nelson Tree. He works directly for the electric company and was all over Florida last year, cleaning up the damage. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t think you can ride this storm out. He had a first hand account of the destruction these storms can do. He is a native of Kansas and the level of devastation, shocked him.
I also have a request. I love my husband dearly, and all of you here in Florida, if you have generators, please please do not hook them up to your breakers… It charges an otherwise dead line and since the power company tells him it’s a dead line, he has no way of knowing if the line is actually live. He actually has to listen for generators and double check. Let’s do all we can to help keep him and the other rescuers alive.