Not having any food at home we decided to make a stop at Denny's near Haines City, near I-4. and have breakfast. Continuing on down US 27 through Avon Park, Sebring and on into Lake Placid, things just seemed to get worse, the further south we travelled. So many trucks working on the electrical poles and the massive amount of trees down. We saw the electricians all working along Catfish Creek, not far from home. Heard from neighbors that every electrical pole along that road had to be replaced!
The damage at home was ugly, but nothing really bad. We feel so blessed that while we had a real mess to clean up......we had a undamaged house to come home to. Several of our neighbors had roof damage and were covered with blue tarps. Our closest neighbors Jim and Patty had some minor damage to their lanai roof and screen cage, and Phil and Dorene lost a few roof shingles.
Our damage was limited to the yard, with the exception of one piece of fascia board on the back of the house. The palm trees were totally flattened...and I'm not real sure exactly what we need to trim, or if they will be OK. Half of the tree down by the boat house was laying across the yard. The other half is leaning far left! That was the biggest mess!