In 2004, when Hurricane Charley swept through Orlando, I remember how frightening it was hearing the rumble of the winds outside of my apartment window. I decided to take a walk the next morning, and there were cars busted in half and roofs caved in from trees that had been completely uprooted.
After being through that, I didn’t take it lightly when we were informed earlier this month that Hurricane Matthew was going to hit us just as hard.
So many times we’re warned about these hurricanes, and then the path changes. Then a slew of people are annoyed that all of the fear and preperation was for nothing. Most of the time, people just ignore the warnings because this happens so often. However, this storm caused a lot of devastation in other areas of the world, so we knew the potential damage that Hurricane Matthew could have brought.
I like to take the grateful approach.
I’m just so thankful that I didn’t have to deal with power outages and water damage. And, I’d rather be prepared than not.
We made a video throughout the weekend tracking the storm, the aftermath, and the devastation it had on other areas.
Watch the video to see how it effected us, but also how you can help the people in need.
You can read more about how it effected Haiti here, and donate right at unicef.org
Gratitude and Love,