Monday, October 24, 2005

Riding out the storm

Hurricane Wilma pounded on Miami for 10 or 12 hours before moving out to sea. Vast parts of the city and surrounding county are without electricity at 1 p.m. Monday. Doppler radar (visible on the Herald's weather page ) indicates the heaviest rain was near the Fort Lauderdale airport. I'm tucked away on the 5th floor at the Miami Herald, with diesel power keeping most essential systems alive. I slept soundly in a sleeping bag from home. A handful of writers and editors are in the newsroom, busily blogging and trying to stay in touch with staff across the state and down in the Caribbean.

Running updates are available at the Herald's Wilma blog.

You can check power-restoration progress at FPL's storm page.

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