Sunday, June 01, 2014

10-Year Anniversary Season

Ten years ago this summer, Florida was hit 5 tropical storms:  Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan, & Jeanne

Because we are originally from Ohio and have lived in several cities north of Florida, I thought it would be of interest to friends and family "back home" to hear about our tropical storm experiences (if any).

I started by simply sending emails to a small list and eventually transitioned to this blog.  Since we've been personally very fortunate to not have been directly impacted by the storms of 2004 and 2005, as well as, having been almost storm-free since, I haven't had many direct experiences to share.

Regardless, I have been posting various links to coverage of issues ranging from storm preparation to insurance woes to the storms that have made landfall on the Gulf and east coast (e.g. Katrina & Sandy).

Additionally, I've added my own personal commentary.  When I do this, I try to take a light-hearted approach to the topic, but want to express how serious a tropical storm situation can be and should be taken.

But in the meantime, gotta keep smiling.

This 2014 season has been predicted to be a lighter than normal year.   The news media down here (rightly so) reminds us that a lighter season is great, but it only takes one storm.......

and if you're interested, here's a nice photo essay of the 2004 Hurricanes from the Palm Beach Post.

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