There are events that have helped us prepare. Having Harvey hit Texas put everyone on edge, and the size of this storm as it approached Cuba, with several possible paths, got everyone’s attention, so plans were made, houses boarded up, supplies bought and many moved to safe areas early, taking the storm seriously, and doing what they were told.
We drove up 95 to our hotel, filled up with gas and hit Whole Foods, none of which was difficult, or particularly crowded. Everyone is acting, but not all at once. Lots of utility trucks from other states coming in to help.
Early on, the storm was predicted to be a Category 5 storm and come up the East coast hitting Vero very hard. As the storm gets closer, the likely path has shifted to the west coast, taking the prospect of a direct hit away, and reducing the prospect of catastrophic damage. But the storm’s path can still change, and the storm’s size is bigger than the size of the state, so Vero will get hit, but the question only is, how hard. Another risk that has been talked about is tornados which seem to accompany hurricanes, unpredictable, and powerful.
Don’t uncross your fingers.