Waiting for a hurricane in Florida is, as the FB meme I saw yesterday said, like waiting for a turtle to stalk you. Everyone is aware of it, and in daily encounters people are generally nice overall, and wishing the best for everyone. Now everyone's final comment as you leave them, instead of "Have a nice day" is "Stay safe".
The lines on the boat are tied and we are ready for some winds. Some people in our marina are really waiting until the last minute. One boat has a fly bridge which they took from another boat and set on top of theirs (the boat itself is, generally speaking, a "house" boat, but it is, in actuality, a little house on pontoons). The owners, however, have neglected to bolt down, or in any way, secure the fly bridge. So far, it hasn't been a problem.
This is what people tell you when you are prepping for a hurricane and you live in a marina. If your boat is tied well, then that's all well and good. But it's the "other guy's" boat that isn't tied well that could get you into trouble with flying debris. I can only hope the marina owners will put some pressure on the owner to secure the makeshift fly bridge, or there could be some substantial damage to other boats (and to their own) in our little hole of a marina.
Mandatory evacuation starts at 8 am in the morning. Everyone who's getting out will have to leave tomorrow. They aren't going to close the bridges this time, but the high winds can really compromise structural integrity. You drive over them at your own risk.
Once Dorian has barreled through, I will update. So far, so good.
I continue dreaming the life, and living the dream.