This is why we Floridians don’t heed warnings to evacuate from the hype master ratings chasers known as the news media.
Beach dwellers took a hit, which is to be expected. However given that our local news said Matthew would be “worse than Charley“, who tore off our roof, uprooted our oak tree, and tore apart our fencing, this turned out to be equivalent to an extended version of the typical Florida afternoon thunderstorm.
Our 10-year-old called this the “lamest hurricane ever”. Her parents on the other hand, are very thankful for the preservation of life, health and property. We are probably most grateful for the fact that we do not need to contact our homeowner’s insurance company.
It sucks that we have to go un-board everything, but we are more thankful than anything else.
Thanks for the prayers and well wishes.