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26 Sep 2022 8:28 PM | Anonymous

You may or may not know that I live in Florida. If you have been following the national news, you probably already know that a major hurricane is headed towards Florida right now. It has winds expected to peak at 140 miles per hour.

If the hurricane continues on its present path, my home and I will be quite some distance from the "eye" of the hurricane. We probably will receive heavy rain and 50 to 75 m.p.h. winds.

However, hurricanes are famous (or notorious) for not maintaining a steady path. They tend to wander around quite a bit.

If the hurricane changes course a bit to the east, the 'eye" of the hurricane (the center of the storm) will probably go over or very near my house.

If the hurricane changes course a bit to the west, we will probably only receive some rain and perhaps 35 m.p.h. winds.

Regardless of the amount of rain and wind, experience has shown that we almost always lose electricity for an extended period of time during major hurricanes. I have a source of emergency power but the Internet provider's lines are susceptible to falling tree limbs, uprooted trees, flooded lines, and other problems. In the last major hurricane of four years ago, I lost power for a week. Some neighborhoods not too far away were without power for two weeks. Without power, I cannot log onto the newsletter's web site to post new articles.

So... this is warning that I might be able to log in for a week or two. Or maybe I will have no difficulty logging in at all. Or maybe I will experience something in between.

Like the old Chinese proverb: "May you live in interesting times."


  • 27 Sep 2022 3:18 AM | Anonymous
    Do take care and stay as safe as possible. I've a nephew who has just seen what the storm on the Canadian East coast has been through. One night and life changed completely for them. He and family are safe, if cold, wet and homeless, but alive. Their home is quite another situation - it's gone!
    Hope your situation is a lot better but stay safe and let us konw how it goes when you are back online.
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  • 27 Sep 2022 3:22 AM | Anonymous
    I do hope that you and your home emerge unscathed. I am sure that all of your foolowers care about your welfare more than your wonderful newsletters!
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  • 27 Sep 2022 5:00 AM | Anonymous
    Just be safe!
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  • 27 Sep 2022 7:18 AM | Anonymous
    Stay safe and do what you need to do. We'll be here when you get through the storm, which ever way it goes.
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  • 27 Sep 2022 7:22 AM | Anonymous
    I hope it remains safe for you and all you know. My son and some of our family are there too and we hope everyone remains ok. Take care.
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  • 27 Sep 2022 7:25 AM | Anonymous
    Please take care. This looks to be a tough one. We’ll be thinking of you here up north.
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  • 27 Sep 2022 8:17 AM | Anonymous
    Please stay safe.
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  • 27 Sep 2022 9:51 AM | Anonymous
    Stay safe. So many in Eastern Canada lost everything including their houses, blown into the ocean. My prayers to you
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  • 27 Sep 2022 10:04 AM | Anonymous
    I'm sure all of your readers understand your situation and will patiently await your online return. Just do whatever you need to stay safe as we want you and your home to survive intact!
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  • 27 Sep 2022 12:11 PM | Anonymous
    Dick, I'll check of you're online tonight. Whatever you do , please stay safe!
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  • 27 Sep 2022 1:48 PM | Anonymous
    We will be thinking of you wishing you a safe return with no damage.
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  • 27 Sep 2022 2:35 PM | Anonymous
    Stay safe!
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  • 27 Sep 2022 3:39 PM | Anonymous
    Stay safe. This newsletter, while depended upon by many including me, comes in very distantly behind your safety and the safety of your family. May you and yours make it through this storm unscathed.
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    • 27 Sep 2022 5:20 PM | Anonymous
      Wishing you safety first and foremost. Mother nature can always change plans for everyone. Our concern is your safety, so please stay safe along with all the others around you!
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  • 28 Sep 2022 7:32 AM | Anonymous
    I know you are likely an old hand with hurricanes, but stay dry and safe Dick! God's blessings on you and your community.
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