Hurricane Irma

Thank you so very much to all who expressed concern for us during Hurricane Irma. Gini and I are fine and had no property damage. The center of the hurricane passed directly over our house and we had several hours of intense rain and wind. Today we have sunshine, blue skies and very little wind. We do have a lot of debris to clean up.

Please continue to pray for all of our fellow Floridians who are still without power, have gasoline shortages, are dealing with extensive property damage, are not sure when groceries may be available and are simply in shock.

We are thankful all our family members are safe.

 

Connersville Road

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18 thoughts on “Hurricane Irma

  1. Good to know you and your family are safe and well, I always also worry about the wild life when a hurricane hits, and as I write there is yet another hitting the Carribean. Great post , interesting narrative supported as always by wonderful photos.
    All the bgest , Gordon.

    • Thank you so much for your nice remarks, Gordon! We just returned from surveying flooded fields to our south. Lots of birds very active! That’s good news. Take care.

  2. Richard Pegler

    It was great ot hear you came through it without too much damage, Wally. Thank you for the update – much appreciated! I hope that the region gets all the help it needs to recover from the disaster. As well as the loss suffered by all the many thousands (millions even!) of people, I can’t help but think of the devastation to the wildlife. As yet, I’ve heard no mention of this aspect.

    With love to you both – – – Richard

    • Richard, thank you again for your thoughtfulness. It will be awhile before things return to “normal” throughout the state. Wildlife is amazingly resilient, but the key will be how much damage to unique habitat has occurred. Time will tell.

  3. Thank you for the update Wally; so glad you two are safe. We watched with crossed fingers from all the way across the country (in Oregon) as Irma hit Fort Myers, our winter home. Management at the resort where our tiny home is located indicate ‘no significant damage’ (no houses blew all the way down and as you know there was no storm surge so that canal didn’t flood) but we wait to hear details — there’s no electricity and downed wires, so they still haven’t been able to do a thorough inspection of each home.

    • Sallie, thank you so much for the positive thoughts! It helped!
      We hope your Ft. Myers home is okay. It’s a mess all across the state, but response from all quarters has been good and getting better each day.

  4. Glad you are ok!

  5. noushka31

    Hello Wally,
    Good news where you’re concerned 🙂
    Yes it was nasty I feel sorry for all who were hit badly; French Antilles is now a total devastation, 95% of it was annihilated.
    Lovely family photo of those ducks.
    Kind regards and good luck with the debris cleaning up.

    • Our hearts go out to all who suffered a loss. The Antilles is simply a disaster. We’re good but must be patient for some things to return to normal. Explored a little near home today but many roads still covered in water, lots of downed trees on the road and power lines across roads – dangerous situation.

  6. Glad to hear you and your family are safe–and getting a good workout! 😉 I’m sure you’ll be glad to get out with the camera again once the power lines and trees are cleared. Great shot of the Black-bellied Whistling Duck family.

  7. Thank you for checking in. I have been worrying – and continue to worry about some other blogging friends.

    • No worries, EC! I’m getting good exercise cleaning up fallen tree limbs and raking millions of leaves! So many others around us are MUCH worse off. Thank you for your thoughts.

  8. So glad to hear such good news, Wally. We’ve been worried about you and yours.

    • Thank you, Ron. It’s a real mess around here, especially for the inland counties. They don’t get the attention of the press since they’re harder to get to and no nice hotels.
      Anxious to get to our birding spots but power lines and trees litter the roads right now.

  9. Love you, big brother, and all our family.

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