I’m writing this post on Thursday. On Saturday, we’re supposed to be under tropical storm conditions, then Sunday (as of now), we’re supposed to have a Cat 4 hurricane pass right over our heads here in north central Palm Beach County.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, this isn’t our first rodeo. Coastal areas are going to be under encouraged, if not mandatory, evacuations. We’re about 15 miles away from the coast, so we’re just going to batten the hatches and hunker down.
Roads, and I mean I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, are crowded with folks seeking higher ground. But the storm is supposed to ride up the entire peninsula, so unless you’re planning on heading to Omaha (which we considered–our son and his wife live there), you might as well stay put.
I should be nervous. I’m certainly taking the situation seriously. We’re securing valuables, packing up some changes of clothes in case we need dry things, storing water, digging out the battery-operated and solar lights, etc. It’s pretty much a given that we’ll lose power and wi-fi. We have a well, so we’ll lose water until the electricity is restored.
But I’m feeling cheeky. So tonight, we’re Riding the Storm Out. And, as a two-fer, we’re going to Rock You Like a Hurricane. We’ll keep you posted, and we’d appreciate your prayers, if you’re so inclined.
Hug those you love–I know I will. Happy Saturday night!