Delta, why the hurricane season isn’t over yet!
I always thought it weird that the hurricane season doesn’t officially end until the end of October. It seemed a bit long to keep your eyes out and your guard up that late into the year. But I was basing that perception based on local weather trends, and not on where storms are born, in the tropics. In that part of the world, there IS no winter, trees don’t lose leaves, nothing changes color. Its all one season-summer!
And off the tips of Central America and the west coast of Africa, the conditions are always ripe for another low-pressure system to organize and roll off somewhere to wreak havoc on people’s lives and property. Warm weather just does that. The water stays warm down deep and that heat feeds tropical systems with energy, and it turns into instant disaster for plans and property.
Was hoping for a nice day for trimming hedges and yanking out the weed eater to knock down some wayward shoots, but NOOOOO! (nod to John Belushi). Soggy Saturday is coming, so be ready for it, and expect it to wet down Sunday, too. So, its inside sports and house cleaning. There’s ALWAYS stuff to do inside a house.
At least it WON’T be flooding New Orleans, an early perceived target. No, its going to do a number on the Western Louisiana coast, re-hitting targes already soggy from previous hurricanes. Like they need that. Those poor folks chose the life near the coast, and I don’t blame them. The air is different along the coast. You get there, and breathing’s easier for some reason.
But I live 350+ miles inland because of the endless damage those things do. I hate what I see when I go there after a storm. Streets are full of sand, whole casino barges are washed across streets! It’s a horrible mess. Homes and lives have to re-build, FEMA roofs(blue tarps) are everywhere.
But one thing that started showing up in recent years that has made the re-build go faster. Cell towers are popping up a day or two after the disaster. And, nowadays, solar pads are laying around to power the equipment needed to tear down the old, rebuild the new. Technology like this allows insurance adjusters a way to send in pictures of damage, and contractors a way to start life on the coast back up.
So, while there is some grieving to do over people and property lost, the coast is coming back stronger- and faster!