Sunday, September 18, 2022

Hurricane season isn’t over

The east coast and Gulf of Mexico have been lucky this hurricane season. At the start of hurricane season it appeared it could be a bad one. So far it hasn’t been. Conditions such as dry Sahara air kept hurricanes from developing. Wind conditions have also kept any developments away from the mainland.

Now we have the storm Fiona which is continues to strengthen. It is expected to reach hurricane strength as it passes close to the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. That’s bad news for Puerto Rico, but it’s projected to swing out to sea before hitting the mainland. 

The slow start to hurricane season could be causing people to relax their awareness. That would be a mistake. Conditions could change and the mainland could still get clobbered this year. The longer we go without a hurricane the less people are prepared. 

So how does this concern someone who lives in the northern mountains? A lot of my friends live in hurricane country. There are also a lot of people who’ve moved from the frozen north to the sunny south. They’ve never experienced a hurricane. Many don’t have a clue what to do. 

A few years back one of my uncles bought a house in Florida. He never got a chance to move into it. A hurricane scrubbed it right off the slab. So what did he do? Yep, he rebuilt right on the same spot -and he almost lost it a second time. A hurricane was projected to directly hit his area but took a sharp turn to the north in the last few hours. He ended up living the rest of his days in that house. Personally, I’d have probably not bought there in the first place and definitely not rebuilt. 

In conclusion, don’t let the slow season cause you to relax your guard. 



  1. Choosing which state to live in is simply choosing which type of natural disaster you would prefer being subjected to.

    1. There is that, but some natural disasters are worse than others.