Labor Day Weekend Ruined

Hey! Great News! Orlando Metroblog is up ahead of schedule so we can post entries about how everyone in Central Florida will die this Labor Day Weekend…and it won’t be the result of drunk drivers.

Instead, it will be the result of the drunken Frances who keeps wobbling around the Atlantic trying to decide; “Should I hit land at Vero? Should I hit land at Melbourne? Should I hit land at…?” The only sure thing is she WILL hit land and being the size of Texas means all of Central Florida will feel some of her impact.

So, we’re all battening down the hatches and tying down the wives and kids and planning on watching the pets fly through the air with the greatest of ease, just your normal everyday hurricane fun.

Seriously though, most people (other than my moronic neighbor) are taking steps to try to see their way safely through Frances, which is expected to be much worse than Charley was a scant 3 weeks ago. The airport is closing at noon tomorrow, theme parks are closing at 3pm tomorrow and today I saw several gas stations already closed because they ran out of gas.

I’ll be trying to post here again tomorrow, but Saturday is iffy and most likely a lot of us Orlando bloggers will be without power after Saturday night, so if you don’t hear from us on Sunday just hope that we weren’t washed out to sea by the winds and flooding rains.

4 Comments so far

  1. Sean Bonner (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2004 @ 7:56 pm

    We’ll all be keeping a close eye here and wishing the best for everyone. My wife and I grew up in the sunshine state and have family all over the state (Daytona, Orlando, Bradenton, Sarasota, Punta Gorda) so this one is hitting close to home for us even though we’re across the country. I heard last night that I-4 was closed to east bound traffic and all the lanes were being used for west bound evacuations – pretty scary. Anyway, first priority is stay safe, and second is let us know you are OK when you can. Good luck.

  2. zee (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2004 @ 10:30 pm

    Yes, priority is to stay safe, and to be supportive of our community. I believe we did a good job of that last time, and I’m hoping this time will be even better.

    Be safe everyone!

  3. Jenn (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2004 @ 8:44 am

    Hey you read my mind when you said were all gonna die this weekend. That, plus are all the crazy ass drivers out today?? Or is it just me?? Trying to find that last bottle of water left in Central Florida, well try looking at the end of a rainbow not at your local Publix.

  4. Crankydragon (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2004 @ 12:34 pm

    I was wondering when the parks were closing. I hate just sitting here watching the weather channel while worrying about you guys.

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