The storm has passed and for the most part, we came out of this quite well. From traveling our streets, I do not see major roof damage anywhere. We all seem to be safe.
As of this email, some areas of Palmetto Bay has power. I will remind people of two things:
- If you can share power from a generator or your "powered" home, please consider.
- If you are running a generator, MAKE SURE you are disconnected from the FPL grid (usually by cutting the main breaker to you home). Otherwise, you can kill an FPL employee or have your generator destroyed when power comes back online.
If you are planning on using a chainsaw, do so with extreme care. I have heard horror stories about hand injuries (and worse) during Hurricane Andrew).
Be neighborly! Our house is open to those who want some air conditioning or to charge devices. If you have extra, offer it to others!
Marathon Gas at 168 and Old Cutler has gas and short lines
Publix at US-1 and 146 is open 8a - 5p until further notice
Reply with questions and I'll try to get them answered.
Most recent videos from our Mayor (today at 11am)
Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/MiamiHal/videos/1429594080410689/
Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/MiamiHal/videos/1429606330409464/
Many more photos coming...