We're still in the midst of tropical storm winds. Since last night it's been howling and the wind and debris have been hitting the side of the house. Between rain bands, it's still windy. Walking the dog has been a humorous high point, since she only weighs 4 pounds and sometimes the wind seems to almost lift her off the ground. She's not amused. In fact she's been hiding under the covers and staying close to me all day. Just a little spooked.
The residents have been advised to stay off the roads all day. There was a part of the Overseas Highway this morning that was flooded and impassable. Near the same area, a big rig overturned due to the high winds. There were also some tornado warnings, but mostly in the Upper Keys area, where they've been experiencing the outer bands.
Parts of Key West are flooded, like the south end of Duval St. and Southernmost Point, where the "90 miles to Cuba" buoy is located. Party town that it is, the bars are open, but the ER wasn't opening until 7PM tonight. Where did all the lost souls go when we were closed? I would love to be there tonight, even as a fly on the wall to see what the cat drags in!
All that anxiety that was built up......how anticlimactic an ending...I guess it's back to work tomorrow. No loss of life or property, only a few flying coconuts, mucho Weather Channel and NOAA website checks.
Paradise should be back to normal very soon!