Disney World dream turns to a nightmare as winds blow hard
The Kane family were in lockdown in their Disney World hotel room when Hurricane Irma hit Orlando in the early hours of Monday morning.
Mum Annemarie told how she was awoken during the night with high winds and heavy rain.
The 42-year-old spoke to the Lennox Herald on Monday from the Alexandria family’s hotel room which they were told to stay inside for 24 hours as the storm passed through.
She said:“We are in Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort and have been in lockdown since 7pm last night until 6pm tonight.
“We were given hurricane packs with a sandwich, water, fruit, a cereal bar and cookies and told to stock up on water and snacks. Disney have been great to be honest.
“Winds kicked off last night about 6pm and got stronger. Irma hit here between about 1am and 2am. It was very noisy and scary with lots of debris all over the place.There were trees down and some roofs off.
“We are experiencing lots of high winds at the moment and have still to stay in rooms until at least 6pm.
“We have had lots of messages from friends and family worried about us.”
The atmosphere in Disney and nearby started to change on Friday when shops started to close and news filtered through to families in the resort that they would be in lockdown.
The Kanes, including dad Stephen, 47, Amy, 23, Megan, 18 and 12-yearold Konnor have been keeping a close eye on the news channel in their room for the latest updates and, in addition to their hurricane packs, were delivered cereal milk, protein bars and a torch.
The lights within the resort were left flickering during the storm and Annemarie reported a lot of debris in the area once the winds died down.
Lock down Annemarie Kane, 42, with children Amy, 23, Megan, 18, and Konnor, 12 and husband Stephen