Friday, October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

So it is 5:10 am.  We have been up most of the night.  The eye of Matthew passed 30 miles east of Vero Beach.  The worst is passed now but it is still way too windy to go outside.

I left Cape Coral on Wednesday at 10am to go to Vero Beach.  My wife and daughters had made the decision that they were going to hold up in the Vero Beach house and ride the storm out.  That is one wife, two daughters, one boyfriend, one girlfriend, three cats, a dog and me.  Lots of excitement!

We bought a generator, lots of water and stocked up on supplies.  We put up the hurricane shutters and hunkered down.  By 9pm last night it was getting bad.  The worst of the storm hit at 2am.  The wind noise is beyond description unless you have been through it.  We listened to various items hit the roof and the house.  Now the storm is moving off to the north.  Winds are still high and it is still raining.  In a few hours I will go outside and see what damage there is and post an update.

I can see out the front door that there is debris everywhere.  I plan to be in church to preach on Sunday.  Keep us in your prayers.

Thank you all for the prayers, calls, texts and emails.  I am sorry that I cannot write back.  I will post again in a few hours.

It's still a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just now getting to read these two posts from Matthew (no pun intended.) Our prayers are definitely with you.