Many thanks to everyone for all your kind thoughts and prayers for those of us in the path of Hurricane Matthew over the last couple of days. We fared exceptionally well. Due to a tiny shift to the east, we experienced precious little in the way of effects. We had no damage, we never even lost power.
Having spent yesterday at home, finalizing our ‘battened down’ status and preparing for the storm that didn’t come, today we decided to venture out. There were some power outages in the area and we did find places where branches and palm fronds were blown about. The first place we attempted to go for lunch was closed, but we found a Chili’s that was open. Afterward, we took a drive by the beach and found remarkably little in the way of storm effects. Beyond the breakers, the water was calm. We didn’t see anything in the way of erosion.
Palm Beach County, at least our little portion in the north, managed to dodge the bullet. Fingers are crossed when it comes to the projected path, which seems to loop around to possibly hit us again. So who knows? But for now, we count ourselves very fortunate.