Irma will be in Sanibel later today through tonight.
The map of Sanibel and Captiva is behind the headline. We are on the right or east end; the Chapel by the Sea is upper left corner. Most of Sanibel runs east to west in the Gulf. Winds are coming from northeast today so far…from the upper right corner of the map.
Let’s check the cameras.
Here’s the one looking out of our house at 558 Lighthouse Way. Wind is 16mph at 7:30AM; raining. The Gulf of Mexico is straight ahead about a half mile and there’s a boat canal behind that house of our neighbors’ – the Mitchells (I hope they’re in Michigan).
I heard from Doc Bruce Neill and he made it to a shelter near the Fort Myers Airport last night…here’s his report.
“Thank you for your inspiration my friends, Chip and Nancy, and Nancy Kennedy. I am holed up with several families on a great parcel of land just west of the airport. Was at one time the Ft. Myers Rod and Gun Club – we are all comfortable and enjoying great companionship. Eleven people, 3 dogs, 2 cats, a snake, and several lizards. Feasted on venison stew. Best shelter ever. Kind of wish I was still on island, but am so glad not to be. Love to you all.”
Smart move, Doc.
More later….keep prayers flowing. Thanks.