Hurricane Michael

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided this visible image of Hurricane Michael after it made landfall in the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)/ NOAA

If we were still in Connecticut this major hurricane would not be affecting us. But since we are in North Carolina we have what is now Tropical Storm Michael raging outside today.

The storm first became very interesting to us because our niece, who just got married last month, lives in Panama City Beach, Florida, with her new husband. They evacuated, of course, with their three kitties, and fled to North Carolina to stay with her parents (Tim’s brother and sister-in-law). So the four of them came up here to Larisa’s for dinner last night, and we sat around the table for hours looking at the pictures people had shared online of the devastation in their area. Presumably taken after the tempest had passed. Several buildings near their home were severely damaged and a brick and mortar middle school was a pile of rubble. No pictures of what might be left of their home as of last night. They are very close to where the eye made landfall.

We’re waiting for more news…

Tim & I are down here helping Larisa while Dima is on a business trip. Larisa is in a lot of pain but is putting on a brave front. We all hope this baby decides to come sooner than later! Since Katherine wanted me to play with her this morning it fell on Tim to follow my recipe and start a pot roast in the slow cooker. Hope we don’t lose power! Dima should be home tonight unless the storm interferes with his flight…

4 thoughts on “Hurricane Michael”

  1. I hope you all weathered the storm without any difficulties, and I hope your niece’s home is intact with minimal damage. Michael blew through here last night. He was very noisy with all that bluster and rain, and kept me awake most of the night. I’m not complaining. I know Michael caused a great deal of destruction (and death) in Florida and Georgia. We were very lucky.

    1. I’m glad to hear you didn’t lose more than a night’s sleep when Michael passed through. We did lose power after all, late in the afternoon. A lot of twigs and small branches pelted the metal roof and some roads were blocked by downed trees this morning when we ventured out to find a restaurant with power. The power came back for us around noon today. And our niece got some good news that her house was fine. It was built recently to the latest codes and survived this test. Unfortunately some of their neighbors did not fare so well. The devastation is unbelievable!

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