A quick note: I have in-laws in Miami Beach who live right on the ocean front and they were not going to leave because of this killer hurricane Irma, so for three days all of us worked hard to convince them to leave so…they finally decided to go and we are very relieved. This is a highly dangerous storm and the aftermath is, it will take weeks to reestablish ‘civilization’ and I have been in a number of hurricanes and actually made money from these due to building or rebuilding houses.
The dangers from natural events like this one is something to not defy but avoid as much as possible. Good luck to everyone…another hurricane is trailing after Irma, Jose is now a category 2 hurricane soon to be a 3 and it is following nearly the same path!
Irma is set to come to where I live and we have been joking with the in-laws that they can’t escape. I do hope everyone is safe, nature can be dangerous. We lived in a tent complex for ten years on this mountain and been in blizzards, the remains of hurricanes, heat waves and extreme cold below -40 F.
Back to the family drama, all of the younger members of the family spent the entire day in a round robin series of phone calls with myself and others and each other before the united front of the young family members who all have recently bought homes safely inland instead of say, Jersey City which flooded badly during Katrina, for example.
And so the Florida members will be fairly safe in upstate NJ or if necessary, can flee to my place which is further inland if necessary. This storm is going to be a big soaker, I think and is coming straight north now to where we live.
Irma is going to go right over lake Okeechobee which may cause it to displace over the banks and hammer anything in its path. There will be at least a 10 foot storm surge in Miami.
On top of this, it is only two days past a full moon. This increases tides. HURRICANE JOSE is following right on the heels, literally, of Hurricane Irma. They think it will veer northwards earlier and stay at sea but then, it might continue to be sucked along with the bigger sister hurricane. I hope it goes to sea.
Good luck to everyone!