Originally Posted by healhustler
The storm at this moment seems to be coming apart. Pressure going up. Eye beginning to get ragged. Currently headed north. LBK could end up on left (weaker) side. If it continues north toward Arcadia, it might weaken further. Surge could be less. Hope maybe.
Well, by it turning into land, it's weakening itself now. As long as it stays over land it should continue to do so. Naples was hammered but that should be the worst now.
We haven't seen much of the Keys but the other places so far appear to have survived better than our worst fears. There is one reporter driving around in the keys now and checking bridges. A lot of debris but nothing horrible so far. A trailer park with a bit of damage.
It's definitely not over yet but preliminary it looks nothing like the Caribbean received, perhaps it's long stay over Cuba saving us. Also, nothing so far like Andrew with neighborhoods destroyed. Again, we've seen very little so far but if what we've seen so far is the worst, it will be an incredible relief. What we're seeing is certainly massive, but hopefully we avoid the destruction it could have been.
I've got to add one off topic thing and that is as we think of all those in the Caribbean, lets not forget over 90 lives lost to the earthquake in Mexico.