Monday, June 1, 2009

Tis the Season

Today is the official start of the hurricane season in the Northern Hemisphere. While we don’t get a lot of storms of hurricane strength here in South Florida this early in the season, the predictors and emergency management folks are bracing for what might come in August, September, and October, which are the months when we most recently got hit in the Miami area. That was in 2005

There have been some really devastating storms here in the past. Of course there was Andrew in 1992, but before that was the unnamed storm in 1926 that nearly wiped out the city of Miami and took the just-opened University of Miami with it. Those emergency management officials are taking their lessons from that storm in preparation for what might lie ahead this year.

As for me, I still have my hurricane kit that served me well through Katrina (pictured above) and Wilma in 2005, refreshed as needed, and I’ll keep an eye on the sky and be ready.