Hurricane Irma Update


Hurricane Irma Update

First, I’d like to thank all the family and friends who have reached out to me and my family during this time. Your words of encouragement and prayers are very much appreciated.

Many readers know that were are based out of Tampa and while the storm track for Irma was looking good for us earlier in the week, it all went to hell in the last 48 hours. My house is located inside Flood Zone A that was ordered evacuated. With the track expected to pass directly over the area, we grabbed a few of our supplies, our pets and headed out the door.

Leaving everything behind was hard and the stress of deciding what to take and what to leave was crazy. Basically, it was the pets or stuff so I chose the pets.

Before leaving, I instituted my hurricane plan and took my 1966 Corvette and parked it in a concrete parking structure. Walking away after she was all covered, I gave her one long look…that car has been in the family for 51 years and leaving her behind was just about the hardest thing I have done in a while. I’m praying to God that I will see her soon. Whether or not I will have a functional garage to park it in will be revealed later this week.

Many Florida communities are expected to be without power for sometime after the storm passes, so I can’t really predict how soon we’ll be back to full strength. I’ll keep trying to post when possible, and again I appreciate your support and patience during this time. For my fellow Floridians, our message is to remain strong and please be safe.

Keith Cornett



  1. Stay safe Keith. Hopefully storm gets weaker before it gets to you. Thoughts and prayers for you and all those affected.

  2. If any of us see anyone taking advantage of these people, please shoot them on site. I would add especially antifa and blf, but they avoid helping any normal human beings, so they should be in short supply.

  3. Keith, We’re all praying for you and your family, including the ’66 Vette. God be with you as we look forward to your next post of good news that all is well!

  4. We will pray for you, your family and your Corvette. I know it would be tough but the Corvette could be replaced. I commend you for taking your pets with you. That would be a no-brainer for me. They go where we go no matter what. And if we go down, we all go down together.

    That was wise to take your car to a concrete parking garage. Was it approved by someone in charge for you to leave it there?

    Regardless of the outcome, please let us know what happens.

  5. Keith, I m across the bay from you in Clearwater had to do the same with my 08 ragtop, hope to get it back by Tuesday morning. Good luck and be safe. Pete.

  6. Keith,

    Good thinking. Were you lucky enough just to find a parking spot or was it advertised as a place to keep cars from flooding?

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