This cartoon has been sitting on my desk all week (thus the dents and wrinkles), in this case I would say that a picture is worth 1000 words. LOL
We have been really hopin and a prayin that Ivan the Terrible would not pay us a visit here in south and central Florida this week. Looks like we got our wish.
I have to say that I would not have wished this really bad guy on anybody. So far he makes Francis look like Ms. Manors. The Gulf Coast is obviously in for quite a ride as the first of his outside bans are already hitting land.
I was just telling my mother that it is almost easier to prepare for a storm yourself than it is to think about your family and friends out there in harms way.
Almost all of my family (except for immediate) live in Alabama, most in the Rainsville/Ft. Payne area. We are very concerned for all of them as we wait to find out exactly how much fury Mother Nature intends to unleash.
My Dad lives in New Orleans which as we all know is sitting below sea level. If you have ever been to New Orleans you would certainly remember looking up at the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain is also a risk for breaking levys that would wash away all signs of life as they know it if just the right conditions arise. Be safe Dad ... do not, I repeat do not let me catch you at Pat O'Brians for a hurricane party Mr.
To all of you in Ivan's path, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Unlike Frances, Ivan will be bringing with him enormous storm surge and an incredible amount of rain. This one is big and this one is bad so I hope you will be taking precautions and heading for higher ground.
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Some of my other Hurricane Entries found HERE
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