Hurricane Matthew’s Destruction

Posted: October 13, 2016 in life, Roz Abellera, Uncategorized, world
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Hurricane Matthew passed through the Flagler/Palm Coast area on October 7, 2016. My house is in  what they called the “evacuation area” due to its proximity towards the beach.

For multiple reasons, I couldn’t evacuate in time and had to stay.  My wife and I boarded up the windows and hoped for the best.

These pictures show the destruction that Hurricane Matthew left behind on my house. I have (had) a gigantic oak tree in my backyard and it along with several other trees were completely destroyed.  The trees obliterated one side of my porch.

Although this situation sucks, I feel very lucky that Hurricane Matthew veered east, away from Flagler on the 11th hour. Had it stayed on course with us closer to the eye, I probably wouldn’t be here writing this blog today -the hurricane had already killed hundreds in Haiti and was expected to do the same to Florida.

The hurricane has given me a new perspective on life and made me realize I was taking certain things for granted.

I’m so happy to be alive 🙂

-Roz Abellera

 

 

 

 

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A pillar by my front door.

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A giant branch from the big oak in my backyard.

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Another giant branch from the big oak. See the wooden fence for size comparison.

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Part of the broken roof on my porch.

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Another view of the broken roof on the porch.

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One of the biggest branches from the big oak.

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Boarded up windows.

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Bye bye sweet porch.

 

To see how Flagler Beach/Palm Coast is recovering from Hurricane Matthew go to flaglerlive.com

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