Since our last hurricane, millions of new residents have moved to Florida for a life filled with fun in the sun and the beautiful blue waters. Most of our new residents have had little if any experience with major storms and just yawn when they hear the news about them. It's as if they take the approach that it will never impact them directly. But just look at the pictures above and you can see the damage caused, even if you live miles from the open water. Storm surge on the coast, toppling trees, power outages and localized fresh water flooding are just a few of the things that result in Florida with damage to property and loss of life. And while we can't protect ourselves from everything which God's nature brings, we can be prepared. Being ready is important when the storm's knocking at your door and by then it's too late.
On today's North Florida Writer Live we'll talk about the upcoming hurricane season and what the projection for this year is. We'll also travel down memory lane for a look at the last truly huge hurricane year in Florida, 2004, when three storms traversed much of the state within a six week period. And finally, we'll talk about what things we need to think about and supplies we need buy to be ready. And, folks, the impact isn't limited to Florida, for if you live anywhere from the Gulf Coast all the way to the cold Atlantic shore in Maine, hurricanes are something you need to think about.
The show is already up and running on North Florida Writer Live. Here's the link to the show:
Remember, folks, it's better to be ready than to be sorry later. Good luck to everyone for a safe and happy summer wherever you might be.