Inside the Mind of Isadora

Hurricane Irma

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Blog Friends,

An update on my absence from my blog.

For the past week, we had been getting warnings of an impending hurricane.

Naturally, I began to prepare for it. I had gone through a hurricane in August of 2004. Although we were spared damage to our home, it was devastating for my daughter who lost her home. Recovery to our town took years. Florida is known for their hurricanes. It’s a way of life for us. Many homes are capable of tolerating hurricanes but there are still old Florida Crackers houses that are destroyed each time there’s a storm.

Fortunately, our home can manage the storms but it cannot withstand water. They’re predicting this storm to be of huge magnitude. Hurricane Charlie sustained winds of 165 miles per hour. This storm is sustaining 185 mile per hour winds with storm sugres of 225 miles. It is a BIG ONE.

It has pummeled many of the islands in its path during the past few days. The images are devastating. Warnings are being issued for residents of the Florida Keys, Miami and many areas on the east coast of Florida to evacuate. We are in the west coast of Florida but a hurricane can change from moment to moment. We are in the Sarasota area which is one hour south of Tampa. They predict we will be getting high winds and major flooding.

Our plan is to wait out the storm in our home. The exits roads are packed. The possibility of being on the road during the storm is high; plus, the slow traffic uses more fuel which our state is running out of already. We have prepared for days without electricity and water. We were without water and electric with Hurricane Charlie for 7 days. Our hurricane preparations are water, canned food, peanut butter, candles, battery radio, first-aid kit, medications, toiletries and our cat needs. We are preapring for evacution by packing a backpack with two day of clothing and personal necessities. Our home has been secured as best as we could secure it.

Please pray and sends your good thoughts to all who are being effected by this hurricane.

May Hurricane Irma pass quickly so that we may return to our beautiful tropical paradise.

Blessings to all,

Isadora šŸ™šŸ»

 

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

42 thoughts on “Hurricane Irma

  1. This was a terrible storm season! Hope you are well.

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  2. I hope and wish you are in safe. I watch on videos this is so scary and never seen something like that. I pray for you all, my thoughts and love for you, nia

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  3. I’m a hermit monk in the south west. May Divine Grace be with all of you.

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  4. I live in Port St Lucie, FL and I evacuated to Nashville, Tennessee. The drive took 3 times what it should have because of traffic.

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    • I hope you’ve been able to get back to your home. We stayed until I began to panic. Then, it was too late. I’ll be posting some events as soon as I can manage to talk about it. For sure, Irma was a little devilish. We were without electricity of 10 days.
      BRUTAL …!!! Safe travels … hope all is well and stress free.
      Isadora šŸ˜Ž

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      • Thank you! I hope that you are safe as well! My area managed to escape what could have been so much worse. I definitely was scared at the thought of the destruction Irma could do! I know a lot of people lost power for at least a few days. Luckily everything was fine at my apartment. The trip home was long, but definitely not as stressful.

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  5. I wish all people the best and stay safe a

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  6. Do take care! Thinking of you and sending prayers for your safety xx

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    • It’s a pleasure to have electric after 10 days of darkness and zero luxuries. BRUTAL ..!!!
      I’ve been reading some of the prayer messages today.
      It was a tough storm. We have damage in various areas that will need repair. But, we are safe and our home is ok. Thank you Christy for being in the prayer parade.
      Izzy šŸ˜Ž

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  7. Absolutely I am praying! Stay safe and know our prayers and well wishes are with you and your family and all those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

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  8. Ameen to that prayer. Stay safe šŸ’•šŸ’•šŸ’•

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  9. Querida Isadora,

    Prayers coming your way from the Midwest. Be safe mi amiga.

    Shalom y paz

    Rochelle

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  10. Do what you have to do to be safe. Check in when you can.

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    • I’m back on the internet today. No electricity or basic luxuries for 10 days. The heat, you ask, “BRUTAL”. I love my paradise but I have to be honest about the ordeal. Breathing through the thick humidity is awful. More experiences to come when I can face what I’ve experienced.
      Thank you, aFrank, for your kind words.
      Perhaps, now I’ll be able to catch up on dancing with the stars. It will be a nice way to relax after the longs days to come.

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  11. Be safe, Issy. You sound well prepared. We are hoping for the best here too. xx

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    • Please be careful. The water is expected to rise rapidly. If you have any questions you can let me know on here. I can check with my Iphone. The internet is intermittent. Safety is first … our things can be replaced or are imbedded in our memories forever. Hugs and Love from the West Coast of Florida …. Going to our safe spot as soon as I sign off. Blessings to you both …. šŸ™

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  12. Take care, my dearest Isadora – keep safe and may it pass quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. šŸ™‚ xx

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  13. All best wishes for your safety, Isadora.

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  14. don’t worry! everything’s going to be alright. Be safe

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  15. I hated to like this, but I did so you’ll know that we are praying for you and everyone in Irma and Jose’s path. Let us know when you can that you’re okay. I do HAM radio, my call is K8MCQ, if you find a ham send a safe/well message and I’ll post for you if needed. (hugs) ^^ (prayers a million)

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  16. Fingers crossed and thoughts for you Izzy. Take great care.

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