I have been lucky so far and only lost power twice for about 30 second both times. Unlike Hurricane Frances which left my hood without power for almost week.
There was finally a break in the rain this afternoon. And It seemed like the rest of the Riverside residents, like me, were tried of being held hostage in our homes by the wind and rain. We all took advantage of the the break in weather to get outside and shake off some cabin fever.
I jumped on my bike headed towards the river with my camera. You may not be aware of this, but 25-35 MPH headwinds suck. Below are the pictures I took while out and about.
For the most part Riverside seems to have weathered the storm pretty well. There is the expected flooding along Riverside Ave..
8th day Tattoo had it's awning ripped off the building and it was laying on the ground not far from the store front. The Anomaly & Nicotine shared awing looked like it was just barely hanging on.
There were lots people at Memorial Park enjoying the flooded park and white capping river. There were actually fish in the fountain.
I guess no good deed goes unpunished. The just opened section of the Riverwalk had a large section of the bulk head collapse under the Fuller Warren Bridge and I stood there and watched as each large wave took a paver or two with it as it withdrew.
The area around Avondale and Boone Park seems like it suffered the most damage from downed trees. Most of the area had been without power since early last night according one of the residents sitting on his porch. The Boone Park bike path is littered with trees and so much debris that at times it was difficult see the path.
I hope all is well with you Bike Jax'ers who have had to suffer this drunken tramp's unwelcome stay.