First of all, thank you for asking! I live in the Southwest coast of FL. My family went up to Biloxi to wait out the storm ahead of time. We gathered some water, generator, gas, and other things we would need since we were expecting the worst when we get home. I just got back this morning to minimal damage and flooding. We even had power at our house. I am very pleasantly surprised. As of now my family and I are trying to help others in the area without power, etc.
Fine. My city is well prepared. Still some damage and power out, but it's all supposed to be back on really soon and all the water has receded.
I'd say it's started to wind down.
Not bad. Got my power and internet back very quickly. Only slight problem is cell reception - I'm having a hard time making calls or getting texts while at home. No damage to my house, but a lot of tree debris around.
Was worried about gas and groceries, but already got gas with no wait and went to my warehouse club, which was fully stocked.
I'm in northern Florida for uni and when they cancelled classes my parents thought I would be safer with them, four hours south. So basically I drove to the hurricane. Like an idiot.
Well they lost power over there and so I ended up working out with no A/C and then taking a cold shower in the dark.
But, you know, I guess that's a lot better than having my roof blown off. So I'd say it's going pretty damn well.
Hope everyone else here is doing good too.
Also think about all the victims in the Carribean (Cuba, Haiti...). It sucks noone talks about them while they need more help recovering than the South(east) areas in the US
I have no power and am in a hotel 2 hours away from my home because ac. I miss Distance™
could you imagine if Comcast and other ISP's finally decide to unfuck their service and provide fiber optics during this "repair" That would be worth their sub fees
In Houston, it really is a tale of two cities. Half of the city is going about business as usual while the other half is trying to gain somewhat of a sense of normalcy after major flood damage. 😢 Drive around this huge city, and there are still whole neighborhoods completely devastated, closed off to all except residents, with gutted homes and debris lining the streets. Hell, a major freeway was just drained and reopened a couple of days ago, more than two weeks since Harvey hit. Everyone's life here is affected one way or another, directly or indirectly, materially and/or emotionally. Survivor's guilt is real.
It's hell for me. Were the only people that we know who still have out power knocked out and while I have a family and lots of games I also have a crippling phobia of the dark and my grandma still has all out battery packs from the women's March a few months ago
Edit: I should mention that we aren't in a bad area were like right on the edge so we got bad winds teusday that knocked out all or power
140,000 out of 250,000 are still without power in my county. Still just trying to clean up, gas is still in short supply. Business/school seems to be resuming Monday. Community is doing what they can to help each other which is heartwarming.
West coast Tampa Bay area here. Stayed with family closer to the bay, and they lost power but no flooding where they were luckily. Closer inland, my complex has power, thankfully, and no damage. Family and friends on the southeast side lost power, too, and flooding / other damage wasn't too bad. Other parts of Florida, though, weren't so lucky. :/
I live in Miami - It's going pretty well. My hood was bone dry on Monday morning and we didn't get any severe damage in my building. Too boot- we got electricity on Monday, mid-evening.
Today, both my mom and cousin's houses got electricity.
Edit: there is still a lot of trees, tree limbs, and debris everywhere. My office is not going to be up and running for a while. An old electric pole fell and it may be a while before it's restored. Still a lot of dark shopping centers and intersections. Lots of police presence everywhere.
Miami FL, can't really drive anywhere. Can't buy any food that isn't snacks and gas is hard to find without a super long line. Drivig is a pain cause of the trees covering the roads. Lost power for 3 days just got it back today. Shit sucks but hopefully it'll get better soon :)