I live in Central FL (The Villages)......it's been a nasty couple of days!! A couple of tornadoes Sunday and today. Isolated....but no fun for those who homes were damaged. So far I've only heard of one fatality in Tampa which was hit by a tornado Sunday night.
The rains have been incredible......15 in. in this area and some areas with higher totals. The whole problem has been the storm stalled off Tampa Bay and just threw to shore rainband after rainband.
I heard of a missing swimmer in Orange Beach, Alabama. The news report showed lifeguards looking for the swimmer.....the waves were huge!! I spent time in Orange Beach last year and the waves are normally only a foot or two high.
The power of nature.....!!
Yes, the fires out west are horrible. I've heard that 8 in Colorado may have been arsen..... :-((
Glad your daughter, jane is okay. You don't often think of tornadoes in Richmond .....
Hope you are well, too!!! I have friends in Florida who have kept me sort of up to date on the weather in and around Tampa and the Pensacola area. Rain Rain and more Rain!!!
Arson! Are you kidding me??????
My grandma lived on the west coast of Florida and experienced some of those storms. The problem is the gulf is considerably warmer than the Atlantic and the storms grow.
More weather news: in my area, we have gone almost 25 days without any measurable rainfall and a lot of 95 degrees days with high humidity. If this keeps up, they will place bans on all fireworks for the 4th. Not as dangerous as a hurricane unless these genius people around here keep flicking cigarette buds out into the dead and dry grass.
Irene was horrendous......lots of devastation in Vermont, my home state. I moved here to FL just a month or so after Irene.