Well we made it through the storm. No flooding or tree damage at our apartment though there were several trees blown over around the complex. We did however lose power for 3 days. Luckily once the storm passed it brought some cooler weather in behind it so it did not get too hot with no A/C.

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One thing in our favor is that we moved in July from the East side of town, near the intra-coastal area, to the South side of town, 60 feet above sea level.

Many people that we know in the beaches area fared much worse as they also got flooding.

It was really eerie driving around town the day after the storm, alost like a ghost town. We tried to find anything that was open to eat but the first day almost nothing had power. On the second day the few places that were open where absolutely packed. Lines of people and cars wrapped around Taco Bell, McDonald's, and Waffle House since they were the only places open.

Late in the evening on Tuesday (Day 3) we finally got our power back. Since there was no work or school the next day we spent the rest of the night cleaning out our now spoiled refrigerator and freezer.

By Wednesday and Thursday things where returning to normal but the is still a lot of clean up to do around the neighborhood and city as a whole.

There are a lot of good people out there helping restore services and normality to the city. Thank you to all of them.

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