Batten Down the Hatches

Everyone in the area is beginning to brace for Hurricane Frances, which is expected to make landfall sometime between the wee hours of Saturday morning and midday Sunday, depending on how far north the storm tracks. Counties from about Flagler to Duval (approximately Cape Canaveral to Jacksonville) have cancelled school for Friday, and most sporting events for the weekend have already been cancelled. Folks are starting to sell plywood on the sides of the roads, and Duval County plans to announce evacuation plans tomorrow afternoon.

As for me, I’ll probably be evacuating an airplane to Pensacola, Atlanta, or Dothan (AL) and leaving the car at the airport, which is fairly free of debris-creating trees and the like. Here’s hoping Frances makes landfall somewhere between here and Daytona, where the coast is much less heavily populated, and where damage around here should be minimal.

Expect a full report (no photos; my digicam is back in Michigan) sometime after the weekend.

posted by Chris on 01 September 2004 at 2211 in general


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Comment by Lee Bennett

Hah, not too far south! We Orlando residents don’t want it!!

If I manage any photos, they’ll be on my photo album site.

posted at 2211 on 01 September 2004

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