Irma Affecting Those with Ties to Cody
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 11, 2017
Hurricane Irma is affecting residents with close ties to the Big Horn Basin. A former Cody resident and her family are sitting out Hurricane Irma in their well-prepared home in Florida.
Danae Anceso, her husband and their two small children were unable to leave their home in Sarasota due to mechanical and other logistical issues, so made the difficult decision to stay put. However, growing up in Wyoming, Anceso says they were as prepared as they can be.
Anceso stayed in contact with friends and family through Facebook, giving regular updates as the storm approached. As of last night, she says they were without power and a neighbor’s tree landed on their roof, and they were taking shelter under their table in a hallway.
The storm has weakened since landfall, but Irma is still a strong tropical storm with sustained winds near 70 miles per hour. It continues to move along the northwest coast of the Florida peninsula, and has left millions without power. The National Hurricane Center warns that coastal areas could see rising water moving inland over the next 36 hours.