Monday, October 29, 2012

A devastating 1

Hurricane Charley occurred in August 2004 (shown below).

By the time it crossed central Florida (and my town) it had luckily weakened somewhat to a category 1 storm with winds at just over 90 MPH.

I witnessed the destruction that a category 1 could cause (winds of 74-95 MPH).

Before experiencing this I probably would have said "only" a category 1. After all, the rating system goes all the way up to a 5 (winds of greater than 155 MPH).

I haven't said "only" a category 1 since 2004.

My thoughts are with a lot of family and friends who live in the path of Hurricane Sandy tonight (currently a category 1).

I'm hoping for the best possible outcome.

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