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Daily Archives: August 25, 2012
I was born in South Florida a long time ago, so I’ve been through dozens of hurricanes, as has many other people here. Hurricane Isaac is the type of storm I dislike the most, because she is not making her intentions known. Yes, hurricanes are “her’s for me. I grew up when the only names they gave Her-a-canes were female. Great names like Betsy and Cleo. Now we are into extreme political correctness so we have female names, male names, gay names, trans-gendered names and next year, trans-species names.
To me, they are always female.Weathermen try to figure out what they are doing, where they want to go and of course, can’t.
Occasionally we have a storm that forms off the coast of Africa and takes aim at Miami from day one. Eleven days later it hits. I like those storms,
Sometimes we have a storm lingering about the area but it is a CAT 4 storm, so even thought we don’t know if it is going to hit us or not, we all board up. CAT 4 is not to be messed with.
But Isaac is a Tropical Storm. Not even a CAT 1 hurricane. And she is confused about her path, driving left, then right, backing up, stomping on the gas and confusing everyone.
Most of us hate putting up awnings or boarding up. We are not going to do that until the last minute. Or until it gets to a CAT 3 or higher.
So, we play the waiting game. We run through all the routine steps, but hold off on the boards and shutters until the very last minute, which could be too late.
This year I have hurricane impact windows so might delay installing the hurricane panels even later.
Of course, Issac could come off of Cuba and strike a beeline to Miami and quickly pump up to a CAT 2 Hurricane and then many of us will be screwed, if not from the storm from our wives yelling “I told you so!”
Idaho, I long for thee.
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