Posts Tagged ‘Hurricanes’

And There It Is . . .

September 29, 2022

It’s not officially a “good” hurricane season around here until I wake up to a panicked e-mail/text from someone saying, “OMG! I just saw the news! Are you okay??!?!?!?!!?”

Mystery Solved

September 28, 2022

After a couple days of (to me) perplexingly worried inquiries about my safety regarding Ian, I decided to sit down and solve this little vexing mystery. Inquiries from those who only know my location as “Florida” or “South Florida” always get an automatic pass, of course, because that covers a lot of territory, so their inquiries are understandable. It was the inquiries from those who know my precise location that caused me to boggle and think, “We’re all watching the same storm track, right?”

And we were.

But *I* was also looking at the local conditions and forecasts for my specific area, and they weren’t.

So If You’re ANYWHERE Along The Path, Be Prepared

September 27, 2022

As I sit here with little else to do today but watch the path of the storm, I find myself considering just how deeply inland it looks like this one is going to be going. While obviously the coastal regions are going to be hit the hardest, I remember being inland and without power for two days in the wake of a storm smaller than this one because the city infrastructure simply wasn’t prepared for such conditions.

As Quickly And Calmly As Possible

September 26, 2022

In all of human history, I doubt there has ever been a disaster so big that there wasn’t at least one person that “didn’t see what the big deal is.”

Don’t be that person, and if they tell you to evacuate, do yourself and your family a favor and evacuate!

We’re Thinking Of You

August 30, 2021

This candle is for all those affected by Ida.

I Think She Was Making A Joke, But It Was Greek To Me

October 26, 2020

This needs to stop before this gets even an iota worse!

– L’s Mother upon hearing of the formation of Tropical Storm Zeta

I’m Going To Keep It Simple Today

September 16, 2020

This candle is for the Gulf Coast in the hopes that Sally leaves them alone A.S.A.P.

Sounds Like An “Active” Season To Me

September 14, 2020

Admittedly, the phrase “active storm season” (as in “they are predicting an active storm season”) gives a somewhat nebulous picture.

“There are currently five named storms in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico at this moment,” clears that right up though, now doesn’t it?

All Clear

August 3, 2020

As predicted, the storm here was very mild, and all is well. The worst damage that occurred was to my toe when I misjudged the placement of something I’d moved inside, and even that should be cleared up in another few days.

Because We Do

July 31, 2020

I’m busy today doing the by-the-numbers prep for the incoming hurricane. Confidence is high that we’re just going to get a little wind and rain, but I never get tired of saying we take every tropical system seriously in this house.