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Hurricane Irma: All Clear

TL/DR; We’re all good. No damage to the house (that we can see), power is back, Internet is back — we are very fortunate.


We started feeling some wind Sunday evening and the rain hadn’t let up since Saturday night. We received more than 12 inches of rain.

We lost power on Sunday, regained it, and then lost it hard at 1am Monday morning. The bakery lost power 11pm Sunday night. Yeni has the coolest cupcake candle, so all was good.

The hardest winds hit us around 6:30am Monday morning and we were very, very lucky. No trees hit us, although the neighborhood had it’s share of large, downed pines. Branches did come down, everywhere — but none seemed to have damaged any part of the home.

We did a quick clean-up and all looks good. Family is fine.

The bakery power was restored around 2pm and everything looks fine. The home power was restored around 6pm.

Gainesville has some major flooding but we faired well. The house is in an optimal location for this and avoided the flooding. Our biggest fear remains trees… and we lucked out.

Thanks for all your concern… Now to get back to work and to prepare my Kamailio presentation for Astricon.

Pre-storm local wildlife hanging out on our fence.
Pre-storm local wildlife hanging out on our fence.
Yeni and I checking out the neighborhood
Yeni and I checking out the neighborhood
Leaves everywhere
Leaves everywhere
Big Boy needs a Big Raincoat
Big Boy needs a Big Raincoat
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Irma Path Updated

This morning (2017-09-09), Irma has decided to take a westwardly stroll towards the gulf. This is very good news for South Florida, but less exciting for us here in North Florida. Not good news for Tampa area.

For Gainesville, we now have an increased amount of wind expected. Although higher than we’d like, it still is much less than anything the islands would have experienced.

The good thing about Gainesville is we have an incredible amount of trees to help break up the wind. The bad thing? We have an incredible amount of trees that can fall down (blocking roads, hitting homes, etc.).

Here’s the thing… predicting the path of a hurricane is extremely difficult. The models change constantly. What we go by this morning will not be what we think tomorrow. It could get better… it could get worse. Like everything, time will tell. Best we can do is prepare.

We do not plan to evacuate at this time as the conditions do not warrant leaving.

He have a house full… my parents, Yeni’s parents, Yeni’s Aunt and Uncle, as well as her cousin. There’s a small dog here. Wifi has 41 devices. I reserve comment.

Next update: whenever.

NWS update for Gainesville
NWS update for Gainesville