February 02, 2007



Seems like we had a bit of weather last night. Storms ripped through the area, especially NNE of here. Lives were lost, and property damaged... more like, DESTROYED. Some pretty serious stuff...

I got a few emails asking me if all was well. Yes, all is well in Apollo Beach. We got pounded with rain, but that was about it. All of the serious stuff held off until the storms were further inland. If you look at the Weather Channel's maps, though, you can see it went right over us.

Funny thing is, you could tell something was on the way, last night before racking out. I look out over the bay every night, and it just felt different. Ominous. And it wasn't just me... my aunt said the same thing. At about four this morning, the heavy rains hit. It had been raining off and on for a little while before, but that was nothing compared to what hit. Lightning was a strobe light, and thunder never stopped. And the thunder sounded... wrong. Again, it's not just me saying that... the locals here were saying they'd never heard it thunder like that. Rolling explosions is the closest that I can come to describing it. I listened and watched until the storm put me to sleep. I had no idea how serious it was until I got home from work and looked at the news.

Anyway, for those of you who were wondering, Yes, I am okay.

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 2, 2007 06:56 PM | TrackBack

Glad you are okay dude! Wish that everyone had fared as well.

I hate nights like that and can't sleep until it's over. My dad had a lot to do with that, he would get us up in the middle of the night and drive us around or parked under over-passes. It was the worse thing he could have done, but that made him feel safe from "the cloud" (as he called them).

I've heard "rolling thunder" in Vietnam and thunder here as you discribed and it's much the same - continous! Scary stuff.

Posted by: Mushy at February 2, 2007 07:22 PM

Glad to hear you're okay.

Posted by: Contagion at February 2, 2007 07:46 PM

Glad you are doing well.

Posted by: vw bug at February 2, 2007 07:50 PM

I was worried until they said where it hit. Too close to Carmen for my taste though.

AND - you know where my house USED to be? Where we had the BEF Reunion? Yeah, if it WERE still standing after Katrina's spawn, it would be gone now......

Damn. I just hate hearing that......

But very glad you're ok.

Posted by: Tammi at February 2, 2007 07:55 PM

Yeah... I was a little worried about K, Carmen and little Ruprecht until I saw where the storm had gone. I figured they were all right.

Posted by: T1G at February 2, 2007 08:29 PM

When I heard it hit near The Villages I thought, "OH crap!" All those retirees in golf carts. Good Grief. Scary stuff.

Posted by: Bou at February 2, 2007 11:16 PM

Glad you are safe - we're freezing our asses off here.... :^0

Posted by: Richmond at February 3, 2007 09:16 PM