During the assault of Hurricane Ian, I sat in rapt attention watching on my TV until the power went out.
I live far enough away from the coast that I wasn’t badly impacted by the storm surge, but it was still a very scary time for me and my family.
When the power went out I mostly sat at the window watching the wind and the rain run rampant through the neighborhood. I know a lot of people who lost their homes, so I understand how fortunate I am to make it through unscathed. That said, going a week without power was tough. Even in the aftermath of a hurricane St. Petersburg is usually very warm and humid. That’s just how it goes around here, if anything St Petersburg experienced some of the coolest temps in months during the storm. The air pressure dropped, and after the hurricane was gone St. Petersburg felt as temperate as I can remember. That lasted for two days, and then I needed to turn the air conditioner back on! Thankfully this area of St. Petersburg only experienced power outages for a couple of days, and then to me it was back to normal. I wish that was true for everyone in St. Petersburg, but I know a lot of people lost their homes or their lives. Overall I think St. Petersburg is a very safe place to live, and I don’t like the effects of future storms. Dealing with storms comes with the territory, but I can’t imagine living anywhere else but St. Petersburg.