Hurricane Irma is not our friend. My parents left Naples Saturday morning to go to my brother’s house in Jupiter to ride out the storm. Thankfully, everyone is ok and my brother’s house sustained minimal damage. We do not yet know about Naples and our house there. I’m writing this Sunday night and the storm surge is still to come.
Unfortunately, Irma is seemingly making its way into Alabama with Tropical Storm force winds. Hopefully nothing bad will make it to Birmingham but we could have trees down and loss of power. I will update as I get more information about my family, our house, and Naples. Go away Irma….and don’t come back!
Monday afternoon update: Our family friend, Marc, was able to check on the house and it looks good! A little damage including roof tiles gone and landscape and screen enclosure damage but it’s all minor and fixable! The storm surges were nowhere near predicted levels and we had no flooding! It’s all pretty unbelievable considering the eye wall of this monster went right over Naples. So thankful our wonderful Naples fared so well! Bye bye Irma…and don’t come back!!