Friday, August 26, 2005

Not Walking On Sunshine

It seems that the worst has passed for my part of Broward County. We had very high winds and lots of downed trees nearby. Unfortunately, there have been four fatalities so far, one of which occurred a half mile from our home. An elderly man was avoiding a fallen tree in the road, and in veering away from it slammed into a still-standing one.

The electricity is out here and over most of South Florida. They say over 1 million customers are currently without power. It's starting to get really warm inside--and it's only 3am. After about two hours without air conditioning, I start to melt like the wicked witch of the west. I'd love to see them kick the power back on at about 8am, but I'm not optimistic.

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