Thursday, July 5, 2012

Debby was a Downer :-)

Well vacation didn’t go quite as planned. During the drive to Cape San Blas, Florida, we started getting reports that a tropical storm (Debby) would possible be on its way. During those initial reports however, the prevailing thought was that it would be heading towards Texas. Shortly after we arrived though, they had changed the projected path and we were right in the middle of it! We were able to get some beach time during the first evening there for about an hour and a half before a torrential downpour came. We went to bed that night hoping that the storm’s path would change…
Alas, it was not meant to be. By the next morning, the winds were a sustained 30-50 miles per hour and the rain was relentless. We had to stay in our beach house the entirety of the next day. Our area picked up 8 inches that night!! With the eye of the storm still about 20 hours away from landfall, it was becoming apparent that our vacation might have to be cut short – after only a day and a half.
The decision ended up being made for us, as the entire cape was evacuated the next morning. We were pretty discouraged but thankfully we were all safe so that’s what matters. On the bright side, I can now say that I was in a tropical storm – how cool!!!