American Elephants

Irma, Jose, and Katia, and an 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake As Well by The Elephant's Child
September 8, 2017, 6:17 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

The mainstream media suddenly has real news to report. Irma is expected to make landfall some time tomorrow. José is still undecided out in the Atlantic, but strengthening. Katia  is headed for the coast of Mexico, but not with the terrible winds of Irma. But the massive, but shallow earthquake just to the west of the border of Mexico and Guatemala is a big one 8.1 magnitude at 8:41 P.M. and was strongly felt even in Mexico City.  It’s too soon to have much report on the damage, which will be extensive.

Irma seems to be headed straight for Florida, and there have been extensive orders to evacuate, resulting in jammed freeways, Home Depots sold out of plywood. As a Westerner, unaccustomed to tornado, or hurricane —which is a cyclone over water, I can’t imagine the rush to prepare and escape. Officials started recommending evacuation early. Harvey has provided a pretty scary example, and focused everyone’s attention. Friday, the reports of the damage will begin to come in.

Most people are ready with a helping hand, and preparing to help Florida when Irma hits. Here’s a nice example, from Weasel Zippers, of a lady who was too late to get the last generator for her father’s oxygen supply. Americans are good people. That’s part of human nature too.



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