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Good morning! [Aug. 14th, 2004|09:08 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
We're safe and sound!

If any of you were watching the news, you probably saw that Hurricane Charley decided to change course completely and make a bee-line right for Orlando. A hurricane like that hasn't come here like that since 1960 (Hurricane Donna), back before it was very populated here.

So we unplugged our computers and watched the meteorologists on TV show the hurricane come closer and closer. It went directly over us - with 100+mph winds, insane rain, etc. The hurricane made scary noises too, which was weird, and scary. We couldn't see what was going on outside since it was all black and water blowing around, but I looked at a streetlamp that just blew back and forth, and the trees blowing in front of it. The "eye" of the hurricane passed over us, and it slowed for awhile and started back up again. Eventually it moved up north, and after an hour or so we went out to look at our house & yard, and everything looked pretty good! The roof is fine, windows fine, etc. My Mexican Petunias and Hibiscus plants are laying down though, and don't seem to be doing so well =(

We're going out with foxmagic and cornrelish in a few minutes to see how the rest of Celebration looks.

The "aftermath" around here doesn't seem too bad - the themeparks are all open and running again. To be honest, after living in Kansas City, this wasn't near as bad as a big ice storm or something. Our power, water, cable, phone, etc. is all doing fine - never cut out for a minute. A lot of that is probably because all of our wires are underground here.

So if the weathermen are right and this kind of thing only happens in our area every 50 years, that's not too bad at all.

The coasts of Florida got it very bad though - I've been watching the news and it looks terrible =(

I'm so very thankful that we weren't hurt at all, or even really inconvenienced!

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words! I wanted to post asap to let you guys know we're all right!!!!!

I'll probably be painting a little bit later - I'll post a link to my webcam =)
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[User Picture]From: 67_chevelle
2004-08-14 06:31 am (UTC)
Glad you are okay and that your home made it through unharmed. It looked pretty bad through the web cam on the Hotel there. That must me one "tuff" little town! :)
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[User Picture]From: elfies
2004-08-14 06:38 am (UTC)
Just wrote to Matt that I am glad you both safe!!! (((HUG)) Difficult to imagine how it feels with weather getting so crasy and so near you!
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[User Picture]From: duckycat
2004-08-14 06:40 am (UTC)

You're OK!!!!!!!

Jasmine, I was so worried about you and Matty all night! we were watching the news and I was so scared, I had nightmares all night!!!! I'm glad you are safe and your house is ok! I hope Dr. Nelson's parents are ok!! Please take pictures of the damage in Celebration and post them, I'm curious to see what happened there! I am hearing of lots of people died and hundreds of people missing all over Florida!!! I'm just so thankful you are OK!!!!--love, mom
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-14 10:34 am (UTC)

Re: You're OK!!!!!!!

Hi Mom!! We went out with Brian and he took a bunch of photos - he'll probably post them soon!!!!

Water Street is COVERED with fallen trees - all through town there are trees down. They're already cleaning them up though =) We didn't see any damage to houses (no broken windows or anything), and only a few shingles spotted in yards, etc. Mostly just lots of plant damage. Spring Park is covered with leaves and Spanish moss - is looks surreal!

A lot of those palm trees leading into town (y'know - those ones Matt always tries to count) have fallen over too! They might be able to stand them back up though.

I tried calling you but you must have already left!
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From: ashecorven
2004-08-14 06:47 am (UTC)
Glad you and the Cheshire Matt are both ok =:=}
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[User Picture]From: kaokame
2004-08-14 10:36 am (UTC)
Meow
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From: jasminefairy
2004-08-14 06:56 am (UTC)
im very glad you're both OK!!!
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[User Picture]From: gossamerfaery
2004-08-14 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting! Glad you are safe!!
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From: flamingfaery
2004-08-14 07:39 am (UTC)

Glad your both safe.

I am glad you and matty are safe, we had a bad storm last night high winds blowing dust heavy rain and today it is going to rain too. Sharon
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2004-08-14 07:55 am (UTC)
You are very lucky to be safe, it sounds terrible!!!
I am glad that the house is fine and it didnt cause as much damage.
Good luck with the clean up of the garden.
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[User Picture]From: waltzingdog
2004-08-14 08:01 am (UTC)
WHEW!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! I was thinking about you two all night!! Glad to hear that you are fine!!

Hugs of relief.........!!!
Wendy
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-14 10:35 am (UTC)
It was pretty crazy - we were right in the middle of everything. I'm so thankful we didn't get any damage!!!
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[User Picture]From: caitygrl96
2004-08-14 08:04 am (UTC)
*hugs* just ran home from work to see if you posted anything. Yeah, I am so happy you and Matt are ok. I feel better now!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-08-14 10:35 am (UTC)
Awww! Thank you!!! Yep - we're all doing well! There are a million downed trees here in Celebration, but I didn't see a single house with damage, which is awesome!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2004-08-14 08:19 am (UTC)
Yay! I am so glad you guys are ok! :) I did e-mail you a sketch to look at when you've got a minute ;)
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From: surrender_sadie
2004-08-14 08:34 am (UTC)
Glad it missed you and you are okay! We don't get stuff like that up here so I can't even imagine how nerve wracking it must be waiting to see if it hits or not!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-08-14 08:48 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you two are safe!! I was really worried about you two last night!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-14 08:53 am (UTC)
Glad you two are safe Jasmine!!
The news made it sound so scary right where you live!
Give us updates on the damage in Celebration-
---Deanna
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[User Picture]From: crypticvitality
2004-08-14 09:16 am (UTC)
Glad that it wasn’t all that bad for you. I have been keeping my eye on the situation. I was wondering how "our Jasmine" was fairing down there in the hurricane! Since it turned and headed back to the ocean I wonder how much more steam it will pick up! if it picks up more I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t dissipated and come for us here in CT. I saw on the weather channel and course of where it would take.. Right over us!! Yikes.. I’m sure it would loose some steam before it reached us if that did happen. But might give us some wicked thunderstorms!!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2004-08-14 09:24 am (UTC)
Thanks fot reporting safely back to us! I guess your plants got pretty beat up but thankfully everything else seems ok. And you guys are basically back to normal :)
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