I'm in NC and already feeling the barometric pressure changes from Hurricane Irma; my head is splitting!
There is so much destruction going on in the world today....all the wildfires on the West coast, Hurricane Harvey in the South, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose, and another one behind him (L); Mexico had the horrifying 8.1 earthquake with tsunamis on lower south and Hurricane Katia coming in on the same region from their NE.
What Hurricane Irma did not take out, Hurricane Jose is going to finish as it was upgraded to a Cat 4 today and taking the same path. This is total annihialation of life and property of catastrophic measures.
We do know that Florida will most likely be wiped off the planet if it continues to trek as is but no matter where she strikes, Hurricane Irma will be completely devastating.
Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I worked for a fire department and volunteered with another one during Hurricane Hugo. Also, I was very active with American Red Cross around the time of Hurricane Katrina. My heart goes out to all the first responders, emergency management, and volunteers who are and will be continuing the journey to help with all these--I would love to be right there with them but my seizure activity and other health issues will not allow it, but my prayers are with them all.
For all my friends who live aboard their vessels, please be safe; if I still had my 26'er I would be right there riding it out too! I miss those days.
For all the others reading this who are in the path, or have loved ones in the path being affected, God Be With You All. You are all in my prayers.