My family lives in Tampa, FL & the fear leading upto the day Hurricane Irma hit FL was crippling. I live in Doha, Qatar and my parents & brother reside in Florida. Despite the time difference, I was awake all hours tuned into the live news stations tracking the monster hurricane.
It is amazing to see how things can change course last moment. Despite all the trackers showing Tampa would get a direct hit and be in the path of the eye, thank God the hurricane weakened and changed course a bit saving many lives.