Hurricane Matthew

I lhurricane-matthew-2ive in Palm Beach County, Florida and as you can see on this map, we are expecting to be at the epicenter of the storm.

I’ve lived through more hurricanes than I care to think about, starting with David in 1979, Andrew in 1992, Wilma in 2005 and many more in between all those.

We took a direct hit from Wilma eleven years ago, also an October storm. Lost our roof, which landed on our cars – lots of damage, and the landscape of the community was forever changed. Lost our electricity for over a week. That one hit towards the end of the month and it was cool and lovely afterwards. It’s still pretty hot now, high 80’s, low 90’s.

But we were safe. And that is all I wish for this storm, too.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit as a Cat 4; Wilma was a Cat 3 so I admit to being a little bit scared. Plus the fact that it will making its presence known around midnight and it is always more frightening to hear that ruckus during the 4

My husband has been working on making us safe since yesterday. The hurricane shutters are up. He’s bringing in the patio furniture now. We have enough water and chemically laden food to last at least a week. And lots of comforting snacks, too. Last load of laundry is in the drier. We are as ready as we can be.

Our governor had quite the message for us:

We are hoping for the best and that everyone stays safe.

12 Responses to Hurricane Matthew

  1. Be safe Stacy. I’m in Charleston, SC, and I am staying also.

  2. Clif Bradley says:

    I live in Pinellas county on the other coast. I can’t possibly imagine what you are going through. We were expecting Charlie to hit us years ago and that was a category 4 storm but luckily it missed us. It is scary. Hunker down and be safe. Which I think is odd when people say that….like you are going to be unsafe or have any control over it. Anyways though, I hope you get through this unscathed and maybe it will turn right more.

  3. Lani Strom says:

    please stay safe…can you not evacuate??? please give us updates when safe Lani

    ~~~~~ _\_____ ~~~~~ /__|____\__ ~~~~~[(O)____(O)_`) We must be willing to let go of the life that we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!

    “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library” Jorge Luis Borges(1899-1986) When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.


  4. Esther Whatley says:

    I’m just across the state from you, in Fort Myers Beach. I stayed for Charley and Wilma but Wilma hit you guys harder over there. We’re lucky on this one (I stocked up on chocolate candy just in case) and wishing all the best for everyone on the east coast. Stay safe and enjoy your junk food 🙂

    • Stacy Alesi says:

      Thanks so much! It is looking like we may have dodged a bullet, looks like it is heading just north of us. Really appreciate the good thoughts!

  5. Mary says:

    Wishing you the best, Stacy.

  6. rae6684 says:

    Keep safe, will be thinking of you

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