Well, I havent posted at all today or tonight. Basically I've just been watching this storm in awe. Kind of at a loss for words most of the afternoon/evening. I went to school this morning excited I'd be able to come home to a fairly common Cat 2 possibly a Cat 3, But I wasnt sure due to the interaction with Cuba if that might have screwed up Charley in some way. 8 hours later and boy was I wrong. I never expected a Cat 4 out of this. I think it caught all of us by surprise. Im just really hoping there isnt to many casualties. From all I've gathered, the area around Punta Gorda, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are basically destroyed. Some of the video I've seen has been amazing. Im starting to wonder if this may cause more damage than Andrew. I mean Charley took a path from the coast up to Orlando, all the way to Daytona Beach, 2 of the bigger cities in Flordia had direct hits. I think the damage estimates will start near 20 Billion....In Flordia. Thats not including the damage it could do to South Carolina and North Carolina. Especially if it strengthens anymore. I dont know though. Tonight has been unbelievable and its true that you can be the biggest, most hardcore weather fan in the world, and think you've seen everything but this just seems to tip the scale ya know. Almost surreal as if its just a game. LOL I dont even think Im making sense now. Well Im gonna be up at first light tomorrow looking for damage reports and pics. I pray that everyone in Flordia and The Southeast coast is safe. Talk about a Friday the 13th to remember for sure.
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