Despite what you might have seen on the news, St.
Petersburg Florida is still alive and kicking! To anyone who saw the news and watched the devastation of Hurricane Ian, you might think the entire city was washed out into the Gulf of Mexico, but I assure you we are still standing! The storm surge was the worst part of it, and utterly wrecked a huge swath of the coastline.
Thankfully my home is a good mile away from the nearest waterway, so the damage to my property was minimal. When you live in St. Petersburg, or anywhere near the coast of Florida, you have to be prepared for major events like this. We have Hurricane Season every year, with dozens of different storms hitting the state, although usually St. Petersburg avoids any major damage. St. Petersburg is located on the gulf, which has warm water and doesn’t support hurricanes as well as the Atlantic ocean does. That said, St. Petersburg will take a pounding every once in a while, which is why I own a power generator. Hurricane Ian knocked out the power for most of St. Petersburg for several days, but thanks to my generator I had lights, air conditioning, and a running fridge. The wifi was out, but I had a stack of old DVD movies, and that combined with a few beers and my air conditioning made for a pleasant couple of days. If you live in St. Petersburg or the surrounding area,I highly suggest that you invest in a power generator, for situations such as these.