I’ve Got No Good Place To Put This HurricanePosted: September 1, 2010
I dread hurricane season.
It isn’t that I live somewhere that usually gets hit by hurricanes. The one time it happened was certainly enough for me. Storms making it as far inland as I live are a true rarity.
Hurricanes Only Go To Special Places.
My problem isn’t being worried about hurricanes blowing over my house. The issue is them blowing over the places I love
Right now there are hurricanes lined up across the Atlantic aimed at the places I go to relax and spend time away from the real world. As these storms pass on, others move off Africa to take their turn at threatening someplace special.
Today they are evacuating one of my favorite places, Ocracoke Island on the North Carolina Outer Banks. I’m guessing the evacuation will gradually move up the beaches of the Outer Banks. It is sad that a place as beautiful as Ocracoke can be threatened and damaged by a storm; sadder still that the good people who live there are losing a prime weekend of tourist driven income.
This time it is the Outer Banks’ turn in the sights of a storm, but if it weren’t the storm would be aimed at someplace else I love – the Florida Keys, the Gulf Coast, Charleston, SC, Bimini, or that island on my some day list, Cuba.
So The Wishing Begins
The storm is churning across the sea. The Weather Channel has given someone a rain coat and told them to head to the beach. I’m wishing the storm away from Ocracoke. Away from Hatteras, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills and Duck.
Wishing a hurricane away is no easy task. Truthfully, it has not worked yet. I’m still going to try. My biggest problem is where to put it. There really isn’t a good place to put a Category 4 storm that isn’t going to mess with someone’s special place in the sun or their home. I can’t really wish that on anyone.
In the next few days there will be people picking up the pieces and others who will be counting their blessings that they were missed. this time. It’s a sad and dangerous time.
I’ll go back to the only thing I can do, wishing. Please think easterly thoughts so everyone is safe.
Hold tight Outer Banks!