Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay Update

It appears that Fay has finally left us here in Fort Pierce Florida. It is still very wet, so wet the ground is mushy. We are still getting some pretty good gusts of wind and brief, light showers here and there. The news was saying that here in Fort Pierce Florida, we received the worst of Tropical Storm Fay.

While it was bad, it seemed like just another rain storm to me after sticking out Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Jean and Hurricane Wilma. Those were some bad storms, they even made the top ten worst Hurricanes list. I am glad I wasn't gardening back then, I would have lost everything. I had lots of damage in those Hurricanes. I tell you what though, those were some of the best times of my life. It is amazing to see how everyone pulls together in times like that. Everybody helping each other and setting aside their differences for the greater good. I could do a whole post itself about those times. Maybe if I get enough requests for it I will do one.

Back to Fay, I can now see the sun peeking out from behind the clouds to help soak up some of this water. It is about time, I haven't seen the sun in days. I can't take to much of that, I think I draw my energy from the sun and without it I am powerless. Lol!! My dad's house in Lakewood Park Florida is surrounded by water. I can't make it over there in my car, but I saw the helicopter cam on the news last night and MAN is it flooded there. They may have had the worst flooding around. It will take a while for them to dry out.

Well the sun has just disappeared again and that's my que to go back outside and clean up some more. Have a great day!!


Anonymous said...

I remember the mess I had to cleanup after Hurricane Isabel several years ago. My yard looked like a jungle with tree limbs laying all over and on the house too. We lost power for 2 weeks and my pool turned green, yuck! That is one reason I couldn't live in Florida, too many hurricanes. :)

lola said...

Hope you dry out soon before some of your plants little feet stay too wet. We are in for it tonight & tomorrow. Will be glad when Fay decides she wants to leave Fl. Could have been worse.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you survived Fay! She is just getting into town now and hopefully doesn't stay too long, although they say we'll be getting 20 inches over the next 3 days. UGH. Right now it's just raining, no winds, so we'll see. Hope you dry out enough to get back in to the garden!