November 11th, 2005
Welcome to Wilma World
"How did you do in the storm?" is the phrase around town. Everyone is asking, everyone is telling. The story of our lives is now told in two distinct sections: B.W. (Before Wilma) and A.W. (After Wilma). We are currently a town of very very tired people, some of us still completely overwhelmed. It’s looking like many households will be for awhile. For every clean-up task you complete, four more appear. It’s pretty daunting.
But everyone is putting one foot in front of the other. I . . . → Read More About Wilma Survivors
October 29th, 2005
I refer to photos on my website but they are no longer up. When I can find them, they will return!
New town is a wreck and Pollyanna is in a coma. I have photos on my website showing where neighbors have piled their belongings on the sidewalk. All of their belongings: carpets, sofas, appliances, dressers, mattresses, pictures, boxes of stuff. Cars line the streets, cars that used to run. It ain’t pretty. We are pretty overwhelmed here, just beginning to assess the damage. People are tired. I . . . → Read More About Overwhelmed by Wilma
October 25th, 2005
The next morning…
Driving to Waterworld…
We are headed home, 7am and 40degrees here in north Florida. FREEZING. Found out late yesterday that our house did flood so we have to race home and dry out before the mold sets in. Thank God it’s cold! Our CBS house is waaaaay out in newtown behind Publix: a perfect shot for the water coming over N Roosevelt out of the bay! My friend Dave walked thru and said it looks like about 4" washed . . . → Read More About Wilma’s Wake Update
October 24th, 2005
Newsletter written just after Hurricane Wilma landed… You’ve got good news and bad news…
Wilma blew into town right after we blew out so we missed the excitement. Now we are missing 24-48 hours of no electricity and water up to our eyeballs. Wish I were there. I’ve spoken to a few friends. The flooding is deep and far inland, more than we’ve seen in 30 years.
And that’s the bad news. Jason and Susie who live across from the high school said . . . → Read More About Wilma’s Wake