Saturday, August 14, 2004

Hurricane Charley

After devasting Florida, Hurricane Charley briefly went out to sea and then passed directly over us. (See the track.) Sustained winds at our location were only 70 mph so technically, Charley had weakened below hurricane status, but that's still a strong storm. We battened down the hatches and fortunately suffered only minor damage and a few hours without power. One of neighbors had a huge tree crash through their roof. They were out of town at the time so no one was injured.