|Current Radar Image -- I am in the middle of the circle above|
I am in the area circled above, north of Fort Lauderdale. The center of the storm is about 150 miles south of us right over Key West, and we will not have Hurricane conditions here with is a good thing -- just winds with gusts of up to 60 mph (which still sound mighty loud at times), lots of pouring rain, and even more thunder. So, if we are lucky here, no long power outages (5,000 people though have lost power so far) and the air conditioning and internet service continues.
The pouring rain and flooding is a concern-- we have had about two inches of rain today, and much more is expected. The cable lines are buried underground, and loss of service is a worry. There is a canal next to the back yard which looks like it can accommodate much more water, so even if we get another six inches of rain, we should be OK.
So far so good -- but this storm is a drencher, and I hope the people in New Orleans do not get hit again like they did with Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which is a huge concern.
These videos shows what its been like all day here.