Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Hurricane? ~ Not To Worry!

I know that most of you are far from the Miami area, even on the other side of the planet, but the news media likes to sensationalize things. Right now there is no hurricane. It's barely a tropical storm with sustained winds of about 60 kph. As it moves past Cuba it will probably intensify, but all of the computer models right now indicate that it will move through the Florida Keys near Key West, cross Florida Bay, and most likely the center will stay west of the coast until a landfall someplace between Tampa and Pensacola. If it does swing more towards the east while crossing Florida Bay and make landfall near the tip of the mainland it would quickly lose strength as it moves over land. The Miami area will get a lot of rain and wind but nothing to worry about.

Yup, I'm stocked up on water, batteries, candles, and plenty of canned food, and lots of ice in the freezer "just in case". At this point it doesn't seem worth the effort to even put up the storm shutters. I've survived a bunch of major hurricanes over the last half a century, as has my house. If the electric and/or the telephone land line is out of service there's a possibility that this blog might miss a few days of publication but I'll be back! Thanks.

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