Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

I didn't make a copy of the above chart at the time, but this is what it looked like outside the morning of Thursday, October 6th.
And this is what it looked like on the computer models.
So we put up our shutters. Someone was supposed to come the day before, so we were getting a bit antsy, especially when everytime I checked the wind forecast the windspeeds were increasing. Fortunately, the workers did come. We helped them with the lower windows, but let them do the upper ones.
Just for future reference (which we hope we never need), it's easiest to take all the shutters from their garage storage space and place them by the appropriate windows. That way you know for sure which go where before installation. We also learned that if a window is only 2 1/2 shutters wide, you can overlap them instead of having them hang over the edge.

This shows you the difference between unshuttered and shuttered from inside the house.

With the shutters up, it was time to hunker down for a day or two.

It was nice to feel prepared for the forecast 77 MPH winds.

It was even nicer that they never came. We did get some rain, but the hurricane itself stayed far enough off the coast so that it didn't really affect us.  

We feel badly for those further north who did get hit by the storm but were grateful our adventure turned out to be a non-adventure.

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