Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma is History...

...and thankfully the Wheeler clan is well and good. Irma stayed over land and calmed more than expected, from a cat 3 to a cat 2. But even with that, we were amazingly left whole. We expected devastation. 12 of my Tampa neighbors lost their homes through fallen trees...read that number again...12...not 120,000. Dina says it was prayers. I'm good with that.

In joy I share yesterday's view, the same angle I took Saturday night as Irma neared...and am full of joy all those limbs (for the most part) are still up there. Lots of debris. But the house is whole. And the pups and I survived. All good news.

Note the sound of the generators in the background. Most of the 'hood' got their electric back on at 2:30 this AM. Many neighbors weren't so lucky. They are on lines downed by a tree up the street. My heart and prayers for all who lived through what could have been a much worse storm.


21 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you had no damage.

    What did you and the pups do during the storm? Were they nervous at all or just you?

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  2. Glad to hear all is OK!
    Lisa

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  3. Glad to hear you stayed safe :-)

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  4. Hello, I am so glad you and your family were safe. Any loss of homes is tragic, but the way they talked about this storm one did expect more damage. Great news!

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  5. Wonderful to hear you're all doing good.

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  6. Yep, I'm totally sure prayers had lots to do with it. That and lots of people/pups thoughts to calm/end/stop that horrible Irma in her tracks. Very sorry about your 12 neighbors and loss of home from trees, but there again probably even your trees were pulling for your family, the huge tree lover that you are! Seriously!

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  7. It was good to see your name pop up in my reading list. For many the work is yet to start to rebuild their lives.

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  8. I'm glad to hear you, your family and the puppies are safe. Sending positive vibes your way.

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  9. I'm so glad to read this and know you are safe...you and those precious dogs! We have trees down everywhere and the sound we here outside is chain saws! Hugs to you...the dogs and Dina!

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  10. I'm glad to hear you are safe and your house is not damaged from Irma. I haven't seen any newscasts on Irma and how it looks now that she's gone by as we don't have cable or satellite tv although I've tried to watch some news in my FB news feed. She was one for the record books! Take care.

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  11. I'm so glad you are all safe and well. There wasn't any mention of Irma on the news here last night, so I'm assuming she's blown herself out.

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  12. I'm happy, that your are safe and well and your house is okay. Stay strong !
    Warm regards, Synnöve

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  13. I'm glad that yourselve and dogs are ok. Great video, that's ok.

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  14. So good to hear from you today, I am so happy all is well. It was a bad one, you surely dodged a bullet!!

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  15. So glad all is well with you Mac. That storm looked very scary.

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  16. That's great indeed and nice of you to keep us updated on everything. Good to know you are safe and well. Greetings.

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  17. Glad you and your are OK - best wishes to the 12.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. I'm glad thet you are okey. I hope Maria will steer clear of your area. Take care!

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