Ok, fortunately those of us in Miami Dade county got spared from the effects of the latest hurricane. We had minor wind gusts up to 35 mph and about a inch of rain. Otherwise, we didn't get much out of it.
To the north of us though is where the storm hit and I really feel for these people. On Sep5 at 12am, Hurricane Frances hit. Three weeks later to the day (sunday), Hurricane Jeane hit at 1am in the exact same spot. Ok how many times can one place get hit in one year and how many hurricanes can hit FL in one year. I say enough already!
Even though we didn't take direct hits in any of these storms and had no damage here, the stress of going through the preparations and waiting and watching the news is traumitizing. It is really wearing on everyone's nerves in some big ways. Everyone is tired... exhausted and I only hope that this is the last storm for quite some time. Florida needs to get back on their feet again and get back to as normal as they can get.
The power company just got the power restored as well from Frances and now they are going through this all over again... unbelievable! I'm going to be doing chair massage to the power company workers this next week which will be my third week to do this. These people are working long days and are under a lot of stress as well.
Anyway, please keep everyone in your thoughts and if you can help through the Red Cross or United Way or other relief endeavors, please do so because some people lost everything they had.