Another Friend in Harm’s Way

Please, donate to the Red Cross.  Nobody is immune to natural disasters, and what goes around, comes around, folks.

I was watching the Weather Channel on TV (again), and watching a hurricane (Irma) barrel down on the US (again), with South Florida in its sights.  It seems like after Irma side-swiped Cuba, that caused it to veer to the west.  I have a dear friend, JT, in Key West, which is now pretty much dead center in the storm track.  They’re talking 10-15 foot (3.o-4.5 m) storm surges along Florida’s west coast.

According to the Weather Underground website, “. . . Late Saturday, Irma was aimed toward the west of Key West, which would put the the city on the storm’s more dangerous right-hand side. However, Irma is beginning to angle rightward, and this will most likely bring its core somewhere near or just east of Key West between around 2 and 8 am Sunday. Winds of 120 mph (193 kph) or more can be expected just east of the eye, and storm surge is predicted to range from 5 to 10 feet (1.5-3.0 m).”

I don’t know his status.  I’ve refrained from trying to contact him because I don’t want to tie up his phone or deplete his phone battery when he has few if any opportunities to recharge it.  My main hope is that they were able to get out to someplace safe where they can ride this thing out, but I’m also hoping there will be something left for them to come back to once they can.  Knowing him, though, where ever he is, he will be helping others.

 

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Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Chat Noir" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my (almost entirely) black cat, books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

2 thoughts on “Another Friend in Harm’s Way”

  1. Oh, gosh. I did some tracking around landfall myself, as I have friends in both SE and SW Florida. I know several people who decided to stay, but they weren’t in the Keys. If I were in the Keys, you couldn’t keep me from getting out of there. I hope your friends did, and that they’re fine. I’m sure you must know that a text will often go through even if a phone call won’t, and that it uses much less of a phone’s power. During Harvey, I arranged with a cousin to simpy text “ok” every hour or so if the power went out. I told her if things weren’t going so well, I’d just text, “Not ok, but coping” or “Not ok – $^@#*. It would have worked.

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