Friday, October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew on Longboat key, Florida

Light in the Face of Darkness!
October 9, 2016

The ominous picture of radar that actually showed a sinister face in the radar for Hurricane Matthew looked really scary. There was a red eye, grey face and something to the effect of white teeth in the shape of the clouds.

The most recent weather apps were not as sinister but they showed expansive cylindrical clouds across the entire southwest part of the state from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Many people from the East Coast of Florida sought shelter from the storm on the West Coast. I am glad they were able to find refuge here, if for just a short while.

Longboat Key was in the green, meaning much lower wind speeds. And we were blessed with exactly that, hardly any impact from Matthew.

The photo above captured the extent of "ominous" and for that I am truly thankful. Once again, nature reminds us that although it can be fierce, there is always hope in the midst of tragedy.

Safe Soul
Longboat Key, FL.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are OK, I'd completely forgotten you were down in Florida now.