Yes, good luck there. The tree dance began yesterday, I was surprised how many leaf covered branches were down on the Mt Bike trail I zipped on in the evening. More dancing and drizzle today, gusts so far only low 30's. In the office all dayHope you're all snugged down. We're getting lotsa rain, water's up a bit and I expect it to go higher; but nothing major.
As I listen to people talking about their losses I am reminded how we all live with a certain level of denial. I've only been in Florida seven years but I latched on to the denial of others that, "we've never had storm surge here" and of course we never will. Until we do. But we don't talk about that last part. Twice in that seven years forecasts said our house would be underwater. And twice forecasts were wrong. The last time by a hair.
If you live in Florida long enough you will find yourself in a hurricane. And it could be bad. But we don't want to talk about that.
Affect. It's a professional writer and he doesn't know the word is affect.I-75 has been shut down, both directions.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Myakka River under Interstate 75 (I-75) has risen and impacted the interstate, no longer making it safely passable for motorists.
In an abundance of caution, officials closed down I-75 because of water rising from the Myakkahatchee Creek which runs under the interstate. Water has also appeared on a bridge and could effect the structure of it. Structural engineers are currently on site and are monitoring the water levels until it goes down.
I-75 in both directions is now closed from mile marker 179 (North Port / Toledo Blade Blvd) to mile marker 193(Englewood / Jacaranda Blvd). Motorists planning on traveling on I-75 to southwest Florida should seek an alternative route or follow the detours below.
Do you wonder about those of us who have twice so far had uninsured losses that were eligible and walked away to take care of ourselves? We're OK and won't take any handouts this time around either. Thanks for wondering!I wonder how many Floridians, lined up at the FEMA trailers to sign up for federal assistance are still clinging to that whole smaller/ no federal government and Stites Rahts thing today?
The river isn't supposed to crest until later today or Sunday so the interstate will remain closed, I guess.I-75 has been shut down, both directions.