There is another hurricane bearing down on Orlando. Hurricane Matthew is currently a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale as it batters the Bahamas right now. It is expected to drop to a 3, then rev back up to a 4 again by the time it hits Orlando.
My house is as secured as it can be. I have water, plenty of food for me and Herzog, all my outside stuff is secured, and I’m going to get my computer/electronics cables off the floor, just in case of flooding. At work, I have bagged up just about all the computers on my aisle (I’m the only one on my aisle, as everyone else has either left or is working from home) and before I leave the office I’ll bag up my computer and my personal stuff, in case the roof leaks or we lose a window.
I’m not panicked, but I’m worried. I’d rather be safe and do a little more prep than is necessary than be sorry if this thing goes sideways.
I’m not worried about leaks or anything in my house, but I *am* worried about the giant live oaks that are standing over it. These trees are huge and old, and have weathered storms before… but every tree has a life span, and I hope none of them end theirs during this one. Or if they do, they fall away from my little house, into the street and not onto my or anyone else’s car or house.
As there’s a very real chance I will lose power, I will have to postpone Friday’s intended post. I’ll try to let y’all know once things settle down!
Be safe, wherever you are!