It's hard to believe that Hurricane Irma is on its way. I've seen the pictures of the devastation and have heard all the weather reports about Irma's projected path, but this morning the sky was a clear blue, it was comfortably warm, and there was a gentle breeze.
One projection today had Irma stretching to about ten miles from my house. A weather report from Mobile said we might get rain and 35 mile per hour winds. It's difficult to know what to expect but most projections indicate we will be safe.
One concern is any storm surge. Last week, a report indicated that -- if we had the rain amount of rainfall that Houston had with Hurricane Harvey -- my street would be under three and a half feet of water. Luckily, most predictions indicate that rainfall and storm surge should not be a problem for us.
Anyway, we've decided to hunker in place and see what happens. I don't think this is a stupid move and we have several contingency plans dependent on what happens.
What could happen is that we lose our power. If that's the case, this blog may go quiet for a while. I've put Sunday and Monday's post in the queue but from Tuesday on, it's up in the air -- literally.
I know the Florida peninsula will be hit hard. My thoughts and prayers are with all those in Irma's path, both now and over the next few days -- whatever path she takes.
See you on the other side!