Category Archives: Hurricanes

After the “H-Word”

As stated in the previous post, most Floridians fear not the hurricane, but rather, the time after the hurricane.  The worst thing about hurricanes is the time following passage; particularly when community services are lost, especially electricity. Before the hurricane … Continue reading

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The “H-word”

As mentioned in the previous post, Floridians never worry about the weather, unless someone utters the “H-word.”  What is the H-word?  It is a single word capable of striking fear into the heart of everyone living on this spit of … Continue reading

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Floridians

A real Floridian never worries about the weather, unless some newscaster has uttered the “H-word.” If it is raining, the Floridian merely waits 20 or 30 minutes for the weather to change. In those few minutes, the rain will stop … Continue reading

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Catastrophes

Over the last four decades, Florida has suffered many catastrophes – category 5 hurricanes, such as Andrew in 1992; F5 tornadoes, spawned from hurricanes as well as ordinary thunderstorms; the destruction of the waters and land caused by the Army … Continue reading

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Sunset at Mallory Square

Have you ever been to Key West?  If not, why not? At the end of US 1, Key West is the gateway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlanta Ocean.  It is the southernmost point in the United States.  … Continue reading

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