The hurricane windows started to leak water at the bottom (not a good sign, I remember thinking) and we put towels along the bottom to soak up the water. The wind was incredibly loud. Whistling.”

Through all that wind and rain we had no idea what devastation was going on around us.”

We had a view above of the mayhem. Swirling debris, large pieces of wood and metal, air conditioning ducting, you name it. Plus biblical rain pouring in the hatch. We were soon in a foot or more of water.”