Saturday, September 09, 2017

This Week on the Island 09/10/2017

 ‘This Week on the Island’ is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
The Weather: Hurricane Irma. It’s coming. It’s not going to get us. It changed and now it is coming at us. It’s a Category 5. Now it’s a Category 3. Nothing is constant except change. 
The week started with the chance of a hurricane coming toward us.
I need to be in Miami VA for complete knee replacement surgery on Thursday at 7:30 AM.
The Labor Day hurricane of 1935 killed over 400 people.
I put up the storm shutters.
On Wednesday, we drove to Miami to an Extended Stay Hotel.
The surgery was cancelled. So, on Thursday we looked at the predictions for the hurricane and saw that it was coming to Miami. Key West and the Florida Panhandle were the only parts of the state that were not in ‘The Cone of Death’. So, we went back to Key West.
By Saturday the predictions had changed and the hurricane had moved toward the west with Key West in its way. The good news is it is a category 3. The next 24 hours will be challenging.
Key West is empty.
More on my Facebook page as it happens.

Key West
Close to Perfect, Far from Normal’
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.3334N, Long 81.4805W

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