All the schools and many businesses are closed today. Power outages are widespread, affecting as many as ten thousand people according to the local news. Trees are down everywhere, including one on my grandma's house and one on my brother-in-law's car. In my cul de sac alone, one neighbor lost part of a roof, another lost large pieces of siding, and we lost a few pieces of siding ourselves.
All of this from the hurricane... and we're all the way up here in OHIO, without a coastline anywhere to be seen! My prayers are still with those of you who are in the coastal areas!
UPDATE AROUND 12:15am (LATE MONDAY/EARLY TUESDAY): All the schools are closed again tomorrow, and the news now says that close to 300,000 people in this area are without power, AND they're not expecting power to be restored for up to a week for most areas. It's crazy! Ya'll down south have my sympathies. It just blows my mind what we're dealing with here, so far from the heart of the storm... I can't imagine what it's like on a coast!