Friday, August 22, 2008

TS Fay - Checking The Damage During A Lull

UPDATE III:
It's now dark.
I can hear the wind pick up and then die down from inside the house. An occasional limb rolls across the roof. I can't hear the water lapping in the yard unless I open the door. I haven't a clue if the boat is still there. We've lost power twice but unlike the times before, it has come back on. I've lit candles anyway and cranked the air down in the bedroom.


Logging off now.
Going to be a long night. Once it's daylight, provided I can, I'll shoot a short video and share what I find...
peace
fm

UPDATE II:
As feared. We are now losing the dock walkway... The boat is still in its lift. Taking a battering but still there. If it makes it through all this, we'll have a boat but we'll have to swim to get to it :) and even then we'll not have any power to lower it down!

UPDATE:

Minutes after the post the wind returned and with it the waves. The poor walkway looks like little bombs are exploding under and over it. We're transitioning from low to high tide which is prime damage time. If we can just get through tonight we're home free. I think. I hope..
OK, I pray.....


Taking advantage of a lull in Fay's little tap dance on NE Florida to video before the next band hits. Because when it hits, Flip and I will not be outside :)

Once this lull passes and the wind returns, the river will take on the appearance of an angry ocean complete with wave after wave smashing into the dock and washing up into the yard. And while that is happening the rain will steadily come down. Areas around us are reporting 2-5 inches of rain an hour. Thankfully, while saturated, we haven't had one of the frog chokers others are reporting.

And for the record, I made a mistake while talking into Flip. The World Golf Village is southeast of us not southwest...
peace
fm

18 comments:

Heather J. said...

Oh my. I'm so sorry that you're stuck in this right now. The video really makes it "real" for me - although I'm sure it's quite real enough for you! Where is the waterline usually?

T n' W said...

You guys have been on my mind. A few years ago we went through Dennis who looped around and got us twice. Then Floyd finished us off. Our whole town was under water. The water was rising so fast, it was just unreal. They called it the Flood of the Century. Looks like a lot of boards floating around in that clip! I'm glad to hear ya'll are hanging in there!

Tonyia

m said...

oh dear. Hope this thing leaves town soon. We're just seeing rain. Lots and lots of rain but not much else. Sorry about your dock. Glad it is no worse. The other storm out there has changed course. Looks like it may head to the Gulf now. Not good but relief for the east coast. Hope high tide isn't too bad.Love ya!
Marsha

Shane & Irma said...

OMG!!! those are amazing videos. I can not belive you are going through this. I'm sending prayers to you and your love ones. Also to all that are in the path of this bad storm. Hope all goes away soon.

Hugs and have a better weekend.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Been thinking of you .... glad things are okay ... LOVE the video.. keep safe.. hugs..
Hope it passes soon..
Have a Great Weekend..

Margaret Miracle said...

Thinking of you! We were in Louisiana for Katrina...so glad we moved. Hope the storm passes quickly!!!!

sarah said...

Thinking of you guys down there!! Hope all remain safe.

I don't know if it would be correct to say that I enjoyed your flip clip. . . but it does make your post 'come alive'.

Old Pelican said...

Hoping Fay leaves real soon. She visited us on Tuesday but no real damage to speak of. Thinking of you guys and keeping you in my prayers.

Daniella said...

sorry that was me Daniella - I forgot to lot out of my hoa email.

Kayce said...

Oh gosh, I hope you guys stay safe! Lots of prayers....

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Thinking of you..
BE SAFE...

Ava's family said...

I hope the storm passes quickly and your power stays on.

Melinda said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you both!
Brian and Melinda

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

I hope the storms passes soon!

kris said...

we're slugging through together... glad to hear tonight it's moving away, finally- you guys got it way worse than I did... i have to say in 22 years in fl, i've never seen this much rain... even having been in the center of 2 hurricanes..

hope you are both doing okay!

Lisa and Tate said...

Yikes... thoughts and prayers for you guys and others that are waiting for Fay to pass.

Anonymous said...

Anxious to hear from you all after the tornadoes last night. Talked with my parents and some of the neighbors lost trees and at Pleasant Point a friend's house was hit along with 2 cars destroyed. Hope the boat is okay and most importantly you all!

Melissa Salko

sea star said...

This is the storm that just won't end! Thinking of you guys and hoping it blows on through quickly!