|Preparing to evacuate (before the storm)|
|Georgia Central Engine in Dublin, GA|
|Our community is known for funny street names.|
This street names seems prophetic
The storm hit our area around 2 AM on Saturday morning. From those who stayed, 4 AM was the witching hour when the winds were at the peak and trees could be heard falling all around. Being a volunteer firefighter, I was allowed back on the island early and arrived back Saturday afternoon around 4 PM. I had to go through several checkpoints (showing my ID badge) to get back into the county. There was no power and thankfully little traffic, so it wasn't too hard to make it through Savannah and out to Skidaway. Crews were already hard at work and the main roads were passable. I spent Sunday and Monday with a crew opening roads and checking on those who rode out the storm (some had to have trees cut to get out of their garages) along with homes of friends.
Power came back on Tuesday and Wednesday, depending on where you lived. I cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer. That was our biggest loss. Thankfully, few people on the island had water damage (unlike what's happened in North Carolina and in Haiti). On Tuesday, we set the office back up and on Wednesday, we were back at work... Like I said, it's been a crazy week. Here are a few photos:
|back deck after the storm|
|House after the storm (the leaning tree is not in the photo)|
If you compare it to the photo above,
you'll see how trees behind the house were "thinned out"
|Fixing coffee first morning back|
|Fixing lots of coffee on the second morning back!|
Notice the "tree" on the propane bottle with a light on top