I have lived in Florida a little over 20 years and my feelings about these storms have changed as I age. When I was younger I didn’t take them as serious as I do today. The expression, “ignorance is bliss” was definitely true for me. I had survived snow storms in New England and upstate New York, I couldn’t imagine rain and wind would be a challenge.
Not until the images I saw in New Orleans after Katrina, did I comprehend the magnitude of the danger. Last week seeing the devastation in Houston re-traumatized me just as a consumer of the news. I can only imagine how the people who have lost everything must be feeling.
Our governor announced we are in a state of emergency and our local Jacksonville officials are preparing for Hurricane Irma and tropical Storm Jose who is coming in right behind Irma. I know a lot of you indestructible young folks may not be taking all the warnings seriously. I hope I can convince you brave non-preppers to prepare. This week I'm going to share my top 15 things you should have in a hurricane.