Friday, June 29, 2012

Hurricane season: Choosing your poison

Waterlogged roads. Eroded beaches. Wrecked boats. People rescued from flooded homes.
This was only from a tropical storm?
The images of the damage left in Tropical Storm Debby’s considerable wake definitely got our attention last week.
That goes especially for folks around our community who are still clearing debris from uprooted trees, big plants and such off of their inundated properties.
I’ve always said better rain than a hurricane, but after four straight days of Debby’s deluge I’m not so flippant anymore.
Our dilemma as Floridians is which poison do you choose?
A quick hitter like Hurricane Charley in 2004?
Or a slow soaker like we just endured?

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