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A chat about Irma…

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Hurricane Irma was thought to be headed straight here with her Category 5 status in tact but she changed her mind or maybe got tired after her time in Florida so she moved a bit west and slowed down to a tropical storm.  A nice surprise from this wicked storm.

This is the night before Irma came to town.
The sky was beautiful.


This was while Irma was here yesterday.
Couldn’t see much of anything except blowing rain.


This is the day after Irma’s visit.
Very cloudy with pleasant temperatures.


I was here when Hugo came through a few years ago and there was some damage and flooding when he visited and there were several days without power. If you think a watched pot never boils I can tell you watched melted ice cubes never freeze, or so it seemed at the time.

With Irma, I was more concerned than with Hugo’s visit because during Hugo I lived in a ground level apartment but now I live on the ninth floor of a building sitting on a hill.  I was not looking forward to a category 5 hurricane whipping around.

Irma was somewhat polite when she showed up (even if she was uninvited) and the lights only flickered a couple of times but never went out (they did in other parts of the city) and there was little damage or flooding.

As they say, all’s well that ends well.

That being said…not all areas have a happy ending to Irma’s visit. She was indeed a wicked storm and it is heartrending to read about and see pictures of the destruction Hurricane Irma left behind when she moved on. I know this post is a rather light-hearted look at a serious storm and I in no way mean to make light of what this hurricane did in other places.

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17 thoughts on “A chat about Irma…

        1. I really don’t think they even noticed. Other than having to stay inside it was just another day for them. We have some feral cats that visit and I was concerned for them but it seems they all did ok.

  1. My peeps in Adventura and Ft Lauderdale came through OK. But few people understand the residual effects. No electricity, no gas and can’t get to work. No work = no income and can’t pay bills. I moved here to North Carolina 2 1/2 years ago but endured every Miami hurricane since 1954.

    1. I grew up in tornado alley of NE Ohio so devastating storms are not unknown to me. Tornadoes come suddenly but they don’t last long. It is true those of us who just see pictures and news reports tend to forget the long term effects once the next news story takes center stage. Good to hear those you know are ok.

  2. I’m glad you’re safe, Patricia. It was hard for me to watch Irma devastate Florida. I was born in Orlando and lived in Daytona Beach, Hollywood, Miami, Tampa, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville. Seeing my favorite areas literally being blown apart made me sad. On a happier note, I’m so glad I now live in Georgia. I consider myself lucky and we did not even have loss of power. Thank you for visiting Tuesday Chatter.

    1. Happy to hear you didn’t have loss of power during the storm. Do you have family or friends in Florida? Are they okay? It would be hard to not be near enough to give them a hug. There are still a few areas without power but the city is not one of them. We have become so dependent on electricity it is hard to know how to get along without it.

  3. Thankful you are okay! You did an excellent job staying light hearted about it, while not downplaying what others may have experienced. Blessings!

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