Thanks to all who have checked on me and my status per the Mother of All Hurricanes. As of now, it looks like my area (the Florida Panhandle) won’t get anything worse than some outer band winds and rain. However, I have family on both coasts of the peninsula, so all thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

May as well play the unofficial Middle Finger to Hurricane Season anthem, which is, naturally, about a volcano, because that’s how we roll in the Eye of the Storm (until, you know, it actually hits)….

4 thoughts on “ME AND IRMA (So Far…)

  1. NDJ

    In 1972, Hurricane Agnes inundated the Northeast. Eventually, my hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA, was wiped out by the Susquehanna River—which rose from its normal depth of 3 feet in June to over 43 feet.

    It was the “greatest natural disaster in the history of the United States”!


    My brother and I were just talking the other day about NOTHING that happened in 1972 compares with the devastation in New Orleans and Houston. Hopefully, we won’t be adding anywhere in Florida to those two.


    PS: Nixon’s excellent handling of the disaster should be considered one of the highlights of his time in office.

    • I’ve been pretty lucky. Living in Florida my whole life there’s usually a scare every year or two, but I’ve only been in the more or less direct path of three or four (and suffered no serious damage in any of them)…In one respect we’re lucky–not a lot of rivers (certainly nothing the size of the Susquehanna)! if you don’t actually live near the ocean, you don’t have to worry too much about flooding.

  2. Johnny, wishing you and your loved ones a safe journey through the next days, weathering the Storm called Irma! TCB

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