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Hurricane Irma is nearing landfall on Florida’s west coast, but the entirety of South Florida is getting pummeled. The storm hasn’t blown us away yet and the power is still on! Yay! The heaviest weather will arrive this evening around 8:00 pm. However, the winds and rain have been picking up steadily since last night. The gusts of wind against the metal shutters is quite loud. In the video below, you can actually see the ground around our maple tree rise and fall with the wind gusts. Unfortunately, I think we’ll be losing this tree.
Since we still have power, we cooked up some mac and cheese. Additionally, we baked our take and bake breads as we do anticipate losing power today. I may try to make some cookies before the winds pick up and take out the power, but it will have to wait until after the tornado warning is over. As I type this, the lights have begun flickering and the winds have picked up tremendously. I don’t foresee us having power for much longer.