At 5:15am this morning my phone rings and I answer it. Sure enough its my Dad at home in Boca telling me that this hurricane was basically a direct hit where we lived. I honestly cannot remember the last time we had a true direct hit...lots of times where we were in the hurricane but off to the side from the eye.
Apparently he figured he had better reach me while the phone was still operational. As we were speaking the neighbors trees had all fallen into our yard. Our palm tree which had been strategically grown over our pool had fallen into the pool! (I should mention that it is a full grown palm probalby 40 ft tall that had been grown at a curve and had supports built for it) Other trees were apparently just snapping like twigs else where in the yard/neighborhood.
Just goes to show you that when you think its going to be nothing sometimes its a bit more than you expected. All of the weather forecasters had thought that it was going to go further south and that it was going to be weakened more.