So, after being in Florida for a whole month, we had our first hurricane and boy was it a big one! When Chris came home from work about two weeks before and said, "there's a big hurricane coming, we need to get prepared," I knew it was a big deal. We spent those two weeks making evacuation plans (for just me and the boys since Chris is the meteorologist at the Navy base), loading up on non-perishable food and plenty of water, clearing everything out of our back yard, filling up our bath tub, moving Chris' car to a near by parking garage, and even buying a generator. We were ready, or as ready as we could be.
Chris and I decided it would be best if the boys and I didn't leave. We knew the traffic would be terrible and Chris thought it would be more dangerous for us to be on the road. So glad we made that decision. The bad weather started on Sunday, the hurricane came Sunday night and Monday morning. We got outside every chance we could when there was a break in the weather (hence the first picture) because I knew we would be stuck inside soon. We lost electricity on Sunday night and it came back on until Tuesday morning. So glad we had a generator because we didn't lose any of our food. And, we have a gas stove which was wonderful!
|Playing in the puddles on Sunday when there was a break in the rain!|
|Getting out and enjoying ice cream at one of the few places still open on Sunday.... it was a ghost town!|
The boys did great! I thought they would go crazy, but they enjoyed playing with the flashlights, painting, doing play dough and of course eating all of our hurricane snacks!
|Helping Papa get the generator set up.|
|Our make shift light... Abram loved reading books with the boys at the table with our lantern. :)|
|A picture of Riverside, where the river flooded homes and businesses.|
|Huge tress are down everywhere!|
|Before the storm...|
|The waves crashing during the hurricane. So sad.|