I love living on Merritt Island surrounded by water with the Indian River, Banana River and Sykes Creek. But thanks to Fay, I have my own Jane Smith Waterway and it is something I am not sure I do like. Although I am lucky to live in a non-flood zone, constant rain can cause you have to your own creek whether you want it or not.
So far I have not left my house since Tuesday since the winds like my little car and blow her around alot. Alot of the streets in my neighborhood are not flood free and are under water so the odds are you going to drown your engine trying to just get to the 7-11.
I have seen some unwanted creatures all around - snakes mainly who are asking what in the world happened. We were safe and dry under sheds and now we are floating around. I am sure the little creature who lives under my shed is really wondering if that was such a good decision on his house since now there is water in my backyard. I keep waiting for him to knock on my back door asking me if he can come in also.
My poor dogs look out and say "are you crazy lady" when I tell them to go out. My little one, Oscar, is smart and goes right under the roof where it is wet but not as wet as going all the way out. My Haley, my one-eyed pit bull, runs out and runs right back in looking at me as to ask, "mom, do you really want me to go out in that stuff??"
As for the cats, well, a few have journeyed out and come right back in or have waited for it to stop for one second only to get wet the next. Most are camped out all over the house, dry and not happy. I even had one that did not belong to me come in thru my cat window because his owner was not smart enough to give him shelter. Cats hate water and this is not their cup of tea.
The hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 never gave us this much rain and constant for so many days.
I am sure the kids are happy - NO SCHOOL. But you know it is serious when the courts shut down in this county and when garbage is NOT picked up. The port is shut down and alot of the mom and pop stores are shut down. WalMart is making a killing IF you can get there.
All we can do now is help each other when the rain stops, the wind goes away and we actually see blue in the sky.