Hurricane Dorian

Well its hurricane season here in Florida and unless you are living in a thermos bottle you know that Hurricane Dorian has taken a direct bead on our Eastern coast,  Currently it is expected to come ashore somewhere between West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce as a Category 4 storm.

It is moving slowly and will bring torrential rains, storm surge and sustained winds of 130 – 156 miles per hour.  Once on shore  it is expected to turn northward over Orlando; over land it is forecast to weaken to a Category 1 hurricane.

All of this is expected to happen Monday – Tuesday.

While Tampa Bay is not currently in the storm’s forecasted path, My daughter Marie, her husband and Clark live in Broward, south of West Palm.  They were planning a nice long weekend in Orlando but of course have cancelled.

In the event the storm comes ashore in West Palm or further north, they will be on the weak side, though rain is expected to be quite heavy.

A niece and her boyfriend are also near them; they were expecting to spend the weekend in the Bahamas.  Cancelled.  Shit happens.

I have taken my usual hurricane precautions.  Tomorrow I will shop for essentials; mostly foods I can consume without cooking in the event I lose power.  I have batteries, candles, a portable radio;  I will keep my phone charged.

Keep you posted so long as I have electricity!



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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11 Responses to Hurricane Dorian

  1. beetleypete says:

    Good luck, Frank. Make sure to look out for Donald too. We don’t want him getting blown away! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. GP Cox says:

    It’s moving much too slow for my piece of mind. We getting as ready as possible!! Good Luck!

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  3. We are boarding up…Good luck everyone, be safe.

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  4. sojourner says:

    Be safe, Frank!

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  5. leggypeggy says:

    Hope Dorian calms down. Hope all is okay for you.

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  6. Good luck to you and yours, Frank! And I hope your nutty president doesn’t try to nuke the storm out of existence. What an arse! 🙂

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  7. Hoping the storm changes course and spares all those in harm’s way now…

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