Please don’t think I’m being cavalier with the title. Tampa, the West Coast, and Central Florida will be impacted. Thankfully they are preparing and ready to evacuate. We live on the east coast of Florida, between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, in new construction. Our outside walls are cinder block. The house has few windows. Building codes do not permit windows (tiny panes of glass) on garage doors.
We won’t evacuate, there isn’t any safer place within driving distance.
We will probably loose electricity and not able to cook the food that is defrosting in the freezer and refrigerator. I’ll freeze 16 oz bottles of water then put them in the refrigerator so things don’t rot, if we do.
We will need flashlights and candles to see after 7pm and the toilets will not flush. I’ll be prepared by filling up the bathtub with water ahead of time. One bucket of water will flush things down.
We won’t open the windows. The air inside will be cooler than outside despite no air conditioning.
All outdoor and furniture will be brought indoors. Last time our living area resembled a hotel lobby with seating for twenty-four.
I believe we’ll be okay and pray the rest of Florida and the surrounding states will be as well.
. . . just saying
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