Hurricane season in Florida is officially from June through November, but in the six years we have lived here on the Central Coast, halfway between Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach, we have never seen one after mid-October. So, with October in our rearview mirror, we breathed a sigh of relief. But it looks like we may have been premature in doing that.
The weather reports say that subtropical storm Nicole is predicted to be a category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall tomorrow. As of now it looks like the storm will come ashore south of us sometime Wednesday, come across the central part of the state, then make a sharp U-turn and go up through Georgia and the Carolinas.
However it has a wide cone, so we will have some impact. Most likely a lot of wind and rain and some localized flooding. That is not good for some areas that are still flooded from Hurricane Ian, and for people all over the state who have not been able to repair damage from the last time around.
We don’t plan to evacuate because it doesn’t look like (hopefully) this is going to be a big deal. But today I will fill up all of our gas cans so we can feed our Honda generators, just in case power goes out again. Hopefully if we do lose power, it won’t be for too long. I’m trying to get this book finished and don’t want to lose my momentum.
Life on the coast is always an adventure. But who wants to be bored in their golden years, right? Stimulation like this helps keep us young, and it’s a lot more interesting than bingo and shuffleboard. 😊
It’s getting to be that time of year. Before you start your holiday shopping, maybe you should get yourself a copy of Black Friday to find out how going in search of deals changed one man’s life forever.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was that they honored my ex-wife by naming a street after her!
Thought For The Day – You can’t always control what’s happening, but you can control the way you respond to what’s happening.