Saturday, September 13, 2008

12:06 pm, September 14th

(Michelle's friend Bob here, posting for Michelle over the phone.)

We survived! It was a very scary night. We lost power at 1 am. About 2 am the winds got very bad. At 2:30 the eye went over and it was very eerie. Backside hit us around 4:30 am and it was much worse than the front half. We lost five trees, one large and the rest small, as well as part of the fence.

And we will definitely need a new roof, as we lost most of the shingles. Based on the little walk we did, most of the houses suffered similar damage.

But overall we did not take very much damage compared to a lot of what we've seen this morning. No leaks, the roof integrity is okay, and nothing fell on the house.

Still no power of course, and it's hot! But Bob said it's supposed to get down in the 80's by Monday, and there's a nice breeze right now.

I don't know when I'll be able to update again, even via telephone. But just know that we made it through okay with minimal damage -- Yay!

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