||[Aug. 14th, 2004|02:43 pm]
Wow - we went out and drove around looking at the damage - Brian took a bunch of photos, I'll link to them if he posts them!|
None of the houses really seemed to suffer any damage - I didn't see any broken windows, etc. There were a few shingles lying around, but nothing major. The most obvious problem is the TREES knocked over, completly uprooted in some areas - blocking roads, etc. Craziness! It's a lot like after an ice storm (like back in Missouri), but warm and tropical instead of icy and awful, lol. Mostly newer trees were knocked over - they probably didn't have the roots yet to grab. A lot of the taller Royal palm trees are knocked over too - they might be able to set them upright though, we'll see. The whole place looks like a big jungle - leaves and Spanish Moss are everywhere!!!! We tried to go on our bike trails, but they were completely blocked with fallen trees. Hopefully they'll clear them off soon (although I'm sure that actual roads and yards and driveways take priority!). There were a LOT of people out cleaning up and carting away trees, thankfully.
I'm getting ready to paint! You'll be able to watch me HERE!