Pat and I are thinking of Sandy Sanborn, Randy Scott, Mike Moseler, Nick VanHerpen, Ed Snyder, Phil Blauvelt and their respective families as well as other old friends in the florida area
of which I'm unaware.
Please be safe. Direct hits are dangerous and a triple threat of in line winds, water and Tornado activity.
We're hoping that each and all of you come through the weather threat safely and without physical damage. Be safe.
John and Pat
Any and all prayers appreciated for those in the Fort Meyers to Sarasota area where it is now forecast to make landfall. We are in Gainesville and based on latest track Ian should pass south of here as category 1 or tropical storm status. Expecting lots of rain though which is fine in Gainesville with our sandy soil. Rain soaks right in but rivers do rise.
We’re at Patrick SFB in our
5th wheel. By the time the wind estimates were increased from 35 to 60 it was too late to leave. So we’re hunkered down with many other people and hoping for the best. If it gets too hairy there are nearby structures to duck into. Wish us well!
Tks John. Live just north of downtown Orlando. Got lucky as the eye went south of us. Lots of rain though. Had at least 6” as pool overflowed. Couple of roof leaks though. Other than that slept through the worst part. Have bee in worse storms living in key west. Also lost everything when in Corpus Christi when we lost everything on 5 august 1970. Only one we were really scared
Thanks for thinking of us. We were well north of the eye. We got 4-8 inches of rain and winds got up to about 45-50 mph with gusts to 60 mph but we never lost power or had any serious threat. Most everyone in the area took the storm seriously and prepared and stayed inside.
Sandy, did I see somewhere you’re in Ocala?
We spend the winter at Sunkissed RV resort, in Summerville.
We’ll be there 12/1, maybe we can meet up!
Was in Ocala, now in Dunnellon, five miles from the old house. Living in Spruce Creek Preserve. Sounds great.