Alligator Point Residents Sticking Fay Out

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Residents on the Big Bend coast are weathering the storm tonight -- Some folks in Alligator Point say they're used to being around water, but not like this. Despite some of Fay's worst--flooding roads and blowing rain into beach houses--Alligator Point is not inaccessible.

Tommy Sadler, was working during the storm for Franklin County. He said, "I've seen it worse, but I've seen it better too. There's not as much wind--just a lot of water."

Residents have been advised not to drive during this storm, but there have were a few people driving out in high winds and officials are telling people that they need to watch out for the power lines.

Some residents say they're braving the storm to look after their property--remembering what happened after Hurricane Dennis in 2005. Tom Perkins, who owns a home in Alligator Point said, "When I came down here, we had to come across by boat and I caught two looters in my house. That was twelve hours after Dennis hit." Now, during Fay, Alligator Point residents are keeping an eye out, but they're also catching a break when they can.

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  • by Rebekah Location: Alligator Point on Aug 24, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    Does anyone know if any houses got flooded this time around. Did the water get high on the three canal roads?
  • by Martha Location: Hardaway on Aug 24, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    We did not lose power, and thankful for it! God answered our prayers for safety,too. We have a tree down and plenty of rain! HARDAWAY AREA
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