Friday, October 7, 2016
Right Now (Friday 10/7/16, almost 8 a.m.)
We're to the left of the first "O" in Ocoee. Daylight just broke. We really have been lucky here so far, we've just had gusts of winds throughout the night and some rain but nothing really major. I might come to regret these words (and yes, Dawn, I will keep on worrying about my sons in East Orlando!) but so far, so good for us. We haven't lost power or internet.
The kids are still asleep, the kittens are playing quite viciously with my stockinged feet right now (OUCH!). The other cats were just fed and are sleeping. They say that animals sense when bad events are about to happen so I guess we're in the clear!
Greg and I are watching the news non-stop. We're starting to see some pictures of damage that people are sending in but so far it's reports of downed trees and fences, a house fire earlier last night. I'm sure we'll see more of it throughout the day.
The areas East and North of us are having much stronger winds. Orange County (where Orlando is located) has been under a curfew since last night 10 p.m., which will last through 7 a.m. tomorrow morning and the authorities are saying that they will arrest anyone caught outside.
So sorry not to have anything to report, really, but also really glad :)
I hope Jacksonville escapes as well as we have so far. Be safe, everyone!