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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Storm Bait



My dad lives in a double wide trailer in Florida. As you can imagine, I worry about him every time a storm blows through the state. All he got from the last one is some much needed rain, so that's a good thing.

There's an old joke that god hates trailers. That's why he steers so many tornadoes and hurricanes towards them. If I was rich, I'd put a trailer park about a half mile from my mansion so that storms would steer towards them. Lately, however, it seems severe storms have been hitting some pretty high priced real estate.

Those of us in the mountains of New Hampshire used to think we were immune from tornadoes. The weather service though so too. Thanks to everyone waking around with mini movie cameras on their phones, we now have proof that tornadoes do hit us in the mountains. We don't even need to live in a trailer park.

Since hurricanes Irene and Sandy did so much damage, some of us now watch hurricane season almost as much as Floridians. This is too much. At Florida doesn't get blizzards . . . yet!

Nasty weather isn't just for trailer parks anymore. It seems anyone could get hit with anything anywhere.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes this equal opportunity stuff is for the birds.

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    1. You made me chuckle this morning, Gorges.

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  2. hi.
    a friend who was an engineer told us trailer parks are often hit because the concentration of heat sent up by so many metal roofs causes the wind to shift.
    you can 'tie down' your dad's trailer. kits are sold for the purpose.
    we used to live in oklahoma and we'd watch the tails of tornadic clouds try to come down and then go up again.
    deb harvey

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    1. That would make sense. Perhaps white roofs on the trailers help?

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  3. I know of no place to live where Mother Nature can't come up with some way to cause havoc.

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  4. Blizzards in Florida! What a terrifying thought! Tell you what, you keep the snow and we'll go up there and ski and in return you can come down here and water ski!

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    1. Deal! Now lets see if the climate cooperates.

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