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October 12th, 2016 9:43 AM

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Now that Hurricane Matthew is gone, many are left with the devastation and loss that came with it, whether human suffering or property damage.  There is no way to minimize or ignore a tremendous force of nature and even those in charge of Disney World and the other theme parks are well aware of this.  Hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters follow a path of their own, with no regard to who or what is in the way.  But thankfully today’s science and technology gives fair warning to those who heed the advice given. 

Central Florida was spared any devastation or damage and most times this is the case.  We personally lived through the THREE hurricanes of 2004 that came directly over the center of the state, leaving a path of debris, some damage, flooding and power outages. That was probably the worst the Orlando area has ever experienced in many decades.  But for the most part, we are magically spared, perhaps protected by some of the “pixie dust” that surrounds us. 

There are those who say they could “never” live in Florida because of these hurricanes; but in reality, there are less such storms to hit the sunshine state than other coastal areas of the country.  Also, the unpredictable tornadoes can strike in almost any state, leaving very little time to prepare or vacate.  Out west there are wildfires, mudslides, sand storms, and floods.  The north east and west deal with snow storms and blizzards, and the mid-west is well known as “tornado alley.”  We all have some kind of weather extremities to deal with. 

For now, we will continue to pray for those lives lost, for those who have had homes and businesses destroyed, and for those who feel hopeless in the aftermath of Matthew’s fury.  For those of us more fortunate, let us be sure to count our blessings!

Written by Barbara Doeringer


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