Everyone’s been talking about the buckets of water and gloomy skies brought by Tropical Storm Debby. But she isn’t just an annoying storm, her force also brings destruction. My parents have a beach house on the sleepy little island of Pass-A-Grille, on the southern most tip of St. Pete Beach, FL. It’s been our haven for nearly 20 years.
Sunday night I got a frantic call from my cousin calling to check on my parents who spent the weekend at the beach. Luckily they left before the storm got bad, but the little town got hit hard. A tornado sped right through downtown, which is only one street, two blocks wide. It took the roof off the marina, did major damage at our favorite breakfast joint and picked one house up and dropped it like a toy leveling the house.That was on 8th Ave. My parent’s house lies six blocks south on 2nd Ave. Other than a leaky roof, a ripped off banister, missing soffits and a new lawn fixture (see below) their house was spared. God bless the people of PAG in the clean up.
Who’s fan is this? Not ours…
Photo credits – 1, 2 & 3 to my mom’s friend who checked on the house, 4, 5 & 6.