Here we go again...  

rm_babyboomer26 67M
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6/14/2006 11:23 am

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8/5/2006 9:20 pm

Here we go again...

Tropical storm Alberto, the first named storm of the season, has come and gone leaving no great damage in its wake. It did, however, provide an early warning to prepare for hurricane season. Two years ago, here in south Florida, we endured three near-misses in a month. I was evacuated all three times. Fortunately, we escaped that season with no damage. Everyone thought that 2004 season was an anomaly that was unlikely to recur in our lifetime.

Then 2005 came along. You are all aware of the damage done by Katrina. Fortunately, Katrina was but a glancing blow to us. However, several weeks later Hurricane Wilma paid a visit. It is a scary feeling to sit in your living room and watch your windows blow out one by one. I lost fifteen of nineteen windows and was without electricity for two weeks after the storm. As I write this, there are still many “blue roofs” (covered with FEMA tarps) to be seen around here. Many people have not recovered from last year, and here we are staring a new hurricane season squarely in the face.

I suppose the occasional hurricane is the price we pay for living in Florida. The Midwest has tornadoes, there are blizzards up North and California has not only earthquakes, but brush fires and mudslides to boot.

What about where you live? Does anyone live in an area which is prone to no natural disasters? If so, where?


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