Sunday, September 26, 2004

Hurricane Jeanne Update

Well it seems that Hurricane Jeanne has made it's way through the Orlando area and most of the reports I'm getting from friends tell me it wasn't so bad there. We heard from the family staying in our house and they said so far they don't see any damage. I'm sure tomorrow we'll learn more in the light of day!

Gov. Jeb Bush had a great quote today:
"Sometimes it feels like this is a test of resiliency for our state ... and people are up to the challenge. Other times, I feel like I'm Bill Murray in 'Groundhog Day.'"
It seems that Jeanne had the strength and impact of Frances, but the speed of Charley. Also got this from a friend in Orlando:
Hurricane Jeanne is about over. We've survived another one. Our house held up well. We had some shingles flopping around, but no damage and no leaks. We had winds of 50-70 miles per hour. [We] measured about 6 inches of rainfall in our rain gauge.

Newsmen today reported that the farmers almanac predicted 5 hurricanes for Florida this season. They are saying we may have one more...Jeanne and Frances crossed the Florida coast within 5 miles of each other. Highly unlikely.
What a crazy season this has been!

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