Texts from Key Largo
About: A text from Keys: 'Getting worse. Water n winds, whiteout' - ABC News
John Huston is riding out the storm in his house on Key Largo, Florida, where he’s lived since 1993. His neighborhood is on the Atlantic side of the island, just south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
He’s been sharing his experience via text message with The Associated Press on Sunday morning, as Hurricane Irma comes ashore in the island chain.
His unedited dispatches:
7:23 a.m.: Its blowing with gusts up to about 90. Water level is higher today. Incredible wind that wont stop
9 a.m.: My street is 3ft deep.
9:04 a.m.: Swimming pool under water
9:38 a.m.: My ground slab is 5.5 ft above mean high tide and its 1 foot under
11:05 a.m.: 100 mph gusts. Small boats floating down the street next to furniture and refrigerators. Very noisy. I got 4 cars all underwater n still 1.5 hrs till hi tide. Shingles are coming off n minor leaks in the house. Im 76 miles from the eye. I feel sorry for them
11:13 a.m.: Getting worse. Water n winds, whiteout
12:44 p.m.: Still whiteout, 100 plus. Roof is leaking on spots.
12:45 p.m: Send cold beer. LOL
12:47 p.m.: Wind has shifted from the south some n water droped 3 inches. They say the gulf side of largo is dry. Its normally 8 ft deep.
12:47 p.m.: Im on the ocean side.
12:49 p.m.: Got water dripping from my paddle fans
12:53 p.m.: Tide is going out now so it should drop a foot or two.
I like the way Richard Branson did it – no updates for a few days, but it is said they all survived:
Yet, Irma took straight aim at his island.
I like a lack of speculation and gossip ahead. I would agree with that whole heartedly.
And, I like a wealth of real time information without gossip ... like in the above accounting.
And I like straight forwardness and confidence in what one is saying. We each create our entire relaity, there is no reason to be timid about it. Be what you are, there is nothing else that is not imagination.
BTW, nathan , where are you … carolinas or ?
BTW, the metrologists & climateers have a hard job predicting where the hurricane is & where it is going with presumed scientific accuracy. They do a superb job with what they have to work with & the variable nature of Mother Earth. Yet their future forecasting for the short term is what it is – missing on Harvey, Irma & maybe Jose when it gets closer. Why would anyone trust them for the predictions 10 years out etc.
When I am in a reality were I am able to converse with this version of you I am usually in North Carolina … but not always. I sometimes converse with you from locations that don’t map to places you are aware of.
Not sure what that relates to, but makes good sense.
Yep, I stick to planet Earth !
It relates to what you can see on TV from the climatologists & metrologists telling viewers whatever they think will happen & hnow bad it will be. ← not hard to figrue out!
It was hard for me. Probably because I don’t have a TV and haven’t watched one in years. I only read internet news that sparks my interest. I didn’t even know there was a Hurricane Harvey until I saw you posting about it on Facebook, for instance. Your assumption that I know what you know is quite interesting!
Good to know.
Interesting – so far no after pictures of Tump’s & Limbaugh’s homes in palm beach or ? after Irma wandered by.
– a few of Branson’s though.