Hurricane Hermine - Hudson, FL
September 1, 2016
This shows a few of the pictures I took from Hurricane Hermine back in 2016. I live on the coast about 2 or 3 feet above sea level. Though we were well over a hundred miles from the center of circulation, I had water that was 3 or so inches above the bottoms of my doors. While I didn't have 'inches' of water inside the house, the water still all leaked around the doors and even came up through some cracks in the floor - all the rugs and floors were soaked and i had to move everything all around to avoid the water, and clean up afterwards. I had some water that began to come up through the plumbing... at first I was ShopVac'ing the water as it came in around the doors, but then after an hour or 2 the drains werent draining any more as water started coming up through the bathtub... so I had to give up that. Fortunately, it only came up to several inches in the bathtub, and no where else, before it maxed out. I was lucky, many people around me had much worse flooding. We also had The Weather Channel broadcast from right down the road... literally, a 5 minute walk from here. It was interesting to just walk and see them broadcasting... but as everyone knows it's generally never good when The Weather Channel shows up to your town! :)
Additional note: my rain gauge showed 11.56" over the course of the 3 days. A lot, but nothing too extraordinary - we've had 20" before in a little over a week, just from normal storms that weren't even cyclonic in nature.
I went out earlier and made a walk around to make sure the property was secure for the night when walking to the truck I immediately noticed this to my right:
I'm pretty sure that's one of our local immature Cooper's Hawk , darn bugger's got me pegged, she's? looking right at me.
I checked the truck and slowly went back to the house to get my wife's B-day present a new Canon PS720HS. I wasn't sure she'd still be there when I got back but sure 'nough there she was:
I have a few more pictures but wanted to share these:
Still learning the 720, I took 34 pixs but trashed half of them for focus, shaking, being only 20feet away you know I was shaking! Finally figured out she was eating one of the plentiful rabbits around here:
She sure looked bigger in person than what shows in these pictures, I'd say maybe 18 to 20" tall and about 12" wide.