Thursday, September 2, 2010


Hurricane Season is always a bummer, but to have this big storm aiming for the entire East Coast right before Labor Day weekend is horrible!!!!

It was 18 years ago on August 23rd when Hurricane Andrew snuck up on everyone and before we knew it, this was what the tv screen showed..headed straight Miami. I was packing my car to head back to school and it took almost double the time to reach Gainesville due to all the people evacuating.

After I finally got there, I unpacked and went to bed, ready to start school in the morning. The phone woke me up at 6:30am with my Mom calling to let me know they "made it!" I was so surprised to hear her how stressed her voice was. They had been up all night moving from room to room, trying to stay safe. I felt so guilty all tucked in my air conditioned apartment 6 hours North. I drove home that next weekend to bring some roofing supplies to my Dad and to see the destruction for myself. Nothing could have prepared me for the scene there. It was horrible.

Fast forward 18 years and some of the local stations here didn't even mention the anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's path through Miami! It's hard to believe.

Let's hope for a strong wind from the west to push the storm back out to sea and away from all the planned vacations, bar-b-ques and beach days this weekend.

Earl, go away!!!!


JMW said...

Yes, fingers crossed that Earl does minimal damage and moves on down the road. Hate to think that the summer would end on such a note! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

CDS said...

it got down graded to a cat 2...we'll see where it goes.