Posted By RichC on August 26, 2005
Hurricane Katrina came ashore just south of the all important Delray Beach (my family). The catagory 1 hurricane had sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts up to 92 m.p.h. In talking to friends, there was no report of heavy damage as Katrina made landfall at 7 p.m just south of Delray Beach. The eye hit between North Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach with rains coming in horizonal sheets and drenching the hardest hit areas as much as 12 inches.
I’m glad to report that all are well in Delray and even schools will be open for a half day. On a grime note, 4 deaths were associated with the storm AND she is expected to reform over the Gulf and possibly hit Florida again after turning north and gaining strength. Katrina may not be done.
As for local Delray damage, it looks like some branches and rain, other than that all is well and except for some spotty power outages. Whew … another close call as Katrina could have been far worse.