Saturday, October 8, 2016

Stunning Photo Florida National Guard Headed Into Storm While Others Evactuated

We survived yesterday, a very long, long day behind boarded up windows. It was the 4th hurricane to hit Central Florida since we moved here. Today is clean up day and trying to get back to normal. We got lucky but folks on the coast were not lucky at all.
National Guard begins operations in Florida as Hurricane Matthew pushes north
STARS AND STRIPES

By COREY DICKSTEIN
Published: October 7, 2016

This photo from a Florida Department of Transportation traffic camera, which has become a hit on the internet, shows National Guard vehicles heading south to prepare to help residents in Hurricane Matthew's wake as evacuees move in the opposite direction. Florida Department of Transportation
WASHINGTON – National Guard troops in Florida began initial search-and-rescue operations Friday in the southern parts of the state as powerful Hurricane Matthew moved up the East Coast toward Georgia and South Carolina.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott activated some 3,500 National Guard troops, who began aerial and ground-based search-and-rescue operations in the state’s southeast as the Category 3 hurricane moved slowly north along the coastline, said Air Force Maj. Gen. J.C. Witham, the National Guard Bureau’s operations director. In addition, thousands of Florida Guardsmen were on standby to deploy, if needed.
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This is from Jacksonville
You can also see what happened in Daytona Beach