We Are In Irma's Path and Couldn't Evacuate

in homesteading •  2 years ago 


I have to make this quick, we are trying to pull pallets apart for wood to cover our windows. I just wanted to take a moment to tell y'all that if something should happen, its been a great experience to share and learn from each other here.
Also, here are the tools I am using to track the storm:
*weatherbell.com, go to "models", then click the link for Irma (its a small link under spaghetti models)
*Radarscope app

I live near the Crystal River nuclear plant, within 30 minutes at least, and if that *itch Irma stays on the current track, she'll be there Monday morning. It's decommisioned but they use it for storing spent rods. Ugh.

Livestock. The cows will stay out since we dont have an enclosed barn. We may get 100+mph winds, so im not sure if my chickens, pigs, turkeys, or quail will make it. Tomorrow I set them all free to find shelter. This is another reason I pasture my animals, so they know the lay of the land. We have 200 acres so as long as the fence integrity stays, theyll have a chance.

Family. I should have gotten my family out. I am feeling so much guilt over this i cant breathe right. But my truck has a mechanical problem with the front right tire (vaccuum leak of the 4 wheel drive) and i was told not to push it too hard. At that time, we were forecast to be on the light side of the storm. Plus, gas money, a hotel, etc......i just couldnt do it at the time. Now i wish i had. I would sell my blood to get them out of here!

So thats it for now. I put up a trail cam pointed at my house, so there may be a video soon. I hope.

Thanks guys, keep being awesome, and thanks for stopping by! If you're the prayin type, I'd appreciate a mention for all of us in this mess.

Andi at Farm & Adventure

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I have family still in Tampa prayers for everyone there. Update us as soon as you can.

I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am that you, and everyone else, are going through this horrible time! My prayers are with you, your family, animals, and homestead! Please keep the faith that you will survive with your family!

Best of luck to you guys, sounds like a very dangerous situation!

Please be safe. I am concerned about the water levels in your area. Getting in and out of Crystal River won't be easy. Do any of your neighbors have a john boat or 4 wheeler to help you if need be? Praying for you and your families safety. Stay strong. 🐓🐓

^^^ What she said!! ^^^

I hope you have an uneventful time, and that all your animals make it with no problems.... I'm so sorry.

What a terrible situation!
My prayers are with you and your family.

I hope the change in Irma's course was a good one for you and your family. We are praying for you all.

Sending prayers to you and yours, were up in Volusia County. Farm has been prepped as much as it can be, house is buttoned up and we're waiting it out also. Keep us posted!

My thoughts and prayers are with you. My intuition tells me you will be fine. 💚

Praying for you and your family. <3

My heart is breaking for all of you who are caught up in this mess. I can't even begin t imagine the feelings you are going through. Stay strong my friend. I pray that you, your family and Farm are spared from any devastation. Hugs to you all xxx ❤️

We are praying for you. May you make it out of this mess in one piece.

windy.com is a very cool site. Best wishes to you and yours.
Looking forward to your live feed if you can get it going.

Definitely praying for you, and your family, and all others affected! Please update when you guys are safe. God bless you! He is bigger than Irma!

I'm sorry, I wish you a lot of happiness and the blessings of God.