Just heard from my daughter. (She called via cellphone — those things are lifesavers.) They have no power, they have no running water, no phone service. The storm hit them with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, with bursts up to 135 mph. Trees have been ripped up, gutters are down, her inlaws storage shed sailed away in the middle of the thing and has utterly vanished. Her power box has been ripped off the side of the house, lines are down everywhere, and as far as she’s able to tell by radio, the county is pretty much in the same shape throughout.
However, they have food, water, and an intact roof and windows, they’re fine, and while she anticipates the next few days being “interesting” (her term), she’s confident that they’re going to be okay.
My thanks for any candles, prayers or good thoughts sent in her direction during this. Still waiting to hear from Matt’s folks.
The place we lived down there wasn’t rated to withstand hurricane winds. Every time a warning went up, we were notified of this fact and told we should evacuate. I’m wondering if the place is still there now.