The storm is past us now to the north, as indicated by the fact that winds are out of the NNW. That puts us in the lower left side of rotation. So, this storm for us is over.
We lost power last night at around 0245. It was back on almost immediately. Winds maxed out last night at 24 miles per hour, and a maximum gust at 38. We got a total of 3.4 inches of rain.
I did my post storm walk around, and damage is almost zero. The only damage I have is a UPS that was damaged by the power surges. That seems to happen with every big storm.
For my family:
- The eye passed directly over my brother’s house last night. I believe power is out where he is, because I can’t get ahold of him. He should be OK though, because he lives on the east side of the state, and the storm wasn’t even a hurricane anymore by the time it passed him by.
- My sister has been without power for 14 hours, but reports that she is OK.
- My mother, daughter, and grandkids are all OK. So are my in-laws.
- One of my wife’s cousins lives in Englewood. We offered them a spot up here and begged them to evacuate. They waited too long and were not able to leave because of traffic. The northern eye wall was over their house for hours. No one has heard from them since yesterday morning. We are hoping that it’s just power issues. This is why I always tell people to get out early.
The reports from the area between Bonita Springs up to Venice are pretty bad, but remember that the majority of the damage is usually limited to a mile or of the beach and the press is going to focus on the worst of it because ratings.
This storm made landfall in nearly the exact same spot as Hurricane Charley did in 2004, and then followed nearly the same path. The two storms paths were only about 20 miles apart on the west coast, and 45 miles apart on the west coast.
Anyway, that ends my part of hurricane Ian.
Steve S6 · September 29, 2022 at 9:20 am
Glad you’re all okay.
Yeah, msm weather dramatis is in full action. CNN had a reporter in some kind of near solid dark bike helmet (tactical suggestive), leaning, struggling to stay up in the street while someone strolls across in the background to their car. LOL. (and no, it was a clip on Gab, I don’t watch cnn. All lowercase intentional.)
mike · September 29, 2022 at 12:33 pm
That newsman fake wind bit happened during another storm a few years ago as well. Guy was bent over struggling to hold his ground and report and 2 or 3 guys came out of a door right behind him and strolled across the street very casually. The clip was an internet joke for a while.
Examples like this prove once again that our news is all fake and reporters are liars
Divemedic · September 29, 2022 at 12:40 pm
When I was deployed to Mississippi for Katrina, we were set up in a parking lot, handing out food, diapers, baby formula, and giving inoculations for tetanus and diphtheria. While we were doing that, a reporter was standing 100 feet away, claiming in front of a camera that there was no help coming from FEMA.
He had to shoot it twice because a guy walked behind him with a sandwich and a Coke in his hand.
anonymous coward · September 29, 2022 at 9:28 am
Just like war. It pays to prepare. But good luck can play an even bigger part!
Exile1981 · September 29, 2022 at 9:53 am
Congrats on coming through safely.
Jonesy · September 29, 2022 at 11:40 am
I have a friend that lives in Estero. I talked to him at 6 pm last night. The eye had just passed to the north of him at that time. His condo was getting hammered pretty good by wind and debris. He wasn’t able to get a good damage assessment at the time but said he likely lost a lot of shingles (judging from his neighbor’s condo and the water coming through his ceiling in a couple of spots). Other than that he had a broken window from something carried by the wind. They had lost power mid afternoon.
Haven’t heard from him today yet.
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