Florida is just lucky that Hurricane Sandy passes away from our state. Despite all that, our shoreline experienced the harsh blow of giant waves ... up to 12 ft high. We went to Mai Tiki Bar located at the end part (800 ft) of Cocoa Beach Pier just to witness the big waves as reported in the local news channel. We went all the way at the back of Mai Tiki Bar and as the waves slammed the pillars beneath the Pier, I could feel the place we stood at shaking. We stayed for 20 minutes and we were about more than 15 at the bar. It was raining when we left Mai Tai. Storm Sandy was nowhere near us. It was indeed a monstrous storm.
We live 5 minutes away from Indian River and about 25 minutes away from the shoreline of Atlantic. If there is a storm like Sandy in the future, we will evacuate for sure. It's been 2 weeks since Sandy hit Staten Island New York and up to today, thousands still in the dark and no power. I pray that God will give them strength to hurdle this unfortunate event. I also hope that the local officials and the government will speed up the HELP that these people need.