Sunday, September 05, 2004

Power Is Out Again

Sunday Morning, 4:52 the power has gone out. The roar of the wind outside has not subsided since last night. The wind was still blowing out of the Northwest and Hurricane Frances was still making it’s way on shore. She was taking her time doing so. This was now getting kind of scary.

Since I had lost power I could no longer track the weather online. Up to this point I could connect to the Melbourne radar and know what was coming by looking at the feeder bands rotating around the eye of the storm. Now all I had was a couple of Orlando AM radio stations to rely on for the latest updates. The roaring wind continued all day.

At 4:34 PM the lights flickered for a few seconds but power was not restored. I called the city utility company and they indicated that 75% of the city was without power and they are unable to send out crews due to the high wind.

My wife Tina fired up the charcoal grill on the screen porch and cooked a nice hot meal and we had dinner. Hurricane Frances was still pounding Florida but the winds had let up some.

A little bit after dinner the wind switched direction and started blowing from the south and picking up speed again. We went to bed and tried to sleep. Sleep is difficult. The wind outside is roaring again and did so all night and in to the morning.

Posted by Stevereno on 09/05 at 05:52 AM
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