Monday, September 06, 2004
Radar map of Frances from 10:50 pm EDT.
Well, all the Frances prayers have paid-off! The hurricane-turned-tropical storm is now about 30-40 miles to the west of Tampa, and the winds have diminished to a mere 65 m.p.h. There is some concern that Frances might regain hurricane status before it turns north towards the Florida pan-handle.
My prayers are that the storm continues to diminish.
Fortunately, the damage done by Frances was surprisingly light for such a huge storm. Most damage came from the uprooting of trees more so than the wind and rain. At this time there are no reports of injuries due to the storm, and only one possible death.
While the damage done to property might be wide-spread, all the people who live in that area are safe, mainly due to a widely enforced evacuation.