Floridians after Michael: 'The trailer didn't blow away … it's got a tree on it'

Then, standing in the wreckage of Kindel Lanes with Forester and some other locals who have stopped by to see the damage, all of a sudden a cacophony of rings, dings and jingles from pockets – cellphone towers had apparently been restored and push alerts began flowing in.

They figured a spot further inland would protect them from the hassles of evacuation, boarding up windows and clearing up broken glass and tree limbs.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte