September 11, 2017 8:04am CST
Good morning. I hope your all doing well. I have been up on and off all night long. We lost power here at 2am. I can't sleep when I'm too hot so I was having a tough time through the night. The wind is still whipping out there. I'm so grateful we didn't have much worse than what it is. I really hope we won't be without power for too long mostly because the kids and the food in our fridge. I know there are a lot of people in FL without power though. =( I am praying for everyone that had so much damage done.
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• Gainesville, Florida
Jennifer, glad to hear that you are okay. I saw a lot of footage out of Jacksonville of the storm surge in the St. Johns River. I hope you are not near the river! And sorry to hear about your loss of power. Hopefully it gets restored soon! I got called into work last night at 1:00am, and I've been at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) all night. We're safe here, although we are on back-up power from the generator. I will have to assess damage to my home later, but from early indications from a couple of my neighbors, it appears I have little damage, if any. But trees are down everywhere.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
@Courtlynn Yeah still no power and it will most likely be days before it returns since there are so many without it. They have been playing cards, building block towers, coloring and enjoying some snacks. They make each situation the best they can, which is awesome. =)
• Paradise, California
@LovingMyBabies we had our power out for a week one January. Very unusual for this area, but there was a windstorm all over California and we were one of the last to get power restored. Luckily it wasn't a terribly cold winter. I hope you can find ways to get cool, ugh
• Greencastle, Indiana
WHEW I'm really GLAD to hear that's all you have going on cause with what I'M SEEING isn't good you have record flooding in your area & they're saying to put a white sheet on the OUTSIDE of your door so they KNOW your in there to be rescued. It's gonna be AWHILE for power to be turned on so you can kiss your food good bye cause it's ALL going to turn bad sorry to say, but it can be replaced PLEASE don't let the kids go out side cause of all the debris floating around & down on the ground. Praise GOD you all made it through the storm. I have a post with the update of your area on a video being you have internet to watch it please take time to watch this so you know what's going on.