As we write this, we’re doing our best to get what news we can about the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and its impact on our extended family and friends. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is still closed, so we’re not sure if we’ll be able to fly into Panama City Beach this weekend or not.
A police officer tells us that the 3 story pine tree in our front yard is down but it fell AWAY from our house, not on it. The tree is resting on the power lines. No one has gotten close enough to thoroughly check our house but, the roof and windows appeared to be intact. No power & no water.
Johnnie’s Dad’s condo across the street from the beach has miraculously come thru without damage. He didn’t even lose power! Johnnie finally spoke to him today and he is fine. He stayed in Panama City Beach, but inland with friends who have a generator. That’s all we know at this point.
Sat. we will decide if we are able to fly down Sun. morning. We’ve had our tickets for months and were originally ticketed for last Sun, the 7th, but we re-booked because it was so hot! When we re-booked there was no talk of a storm. Talk about timing!
Our little corners of the gulf appear to have fared far better than many.
As stressed as we’ve been the past couple days just watching this horrible, historic event devastate the panhandle, our stress is nothing compared to people in areas east of Panama City Beach like Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Callaway, Panama City and others who found themselves getting a much more direct hit from Michael. Our prayers are with them.
Thank you, so much, for your concern. Your prayers were and are appreciated!