Posted by: selenafulton | May 28, 2012

The Storm

Living in Florida has many misconceptions from the rest of the world. No, we do not have aligators in every backyard. Unless, maybe we live on the water.

Florida experienced the first tropical storm of 2012, with the center of the storm going directly over Jacksonville, a first, or first in a long time. From the accounts I have heard, most folks came out relatively unscathed. But never underestimate these storms. This storm was “almost” a hurricane. These storms can strengthen overnight as those in New Orleans can testify.

The thing with storms is to be prepared and informed. You cannot make wise decisions if you do not have all your information. This goes for all storms in life. Knowledge is power.

So when the storms of life come at you, get your facts. Make informed decisions and preparations. And when the rain moves on and the winds die down, you clear out the mess left behind and move on. 

Because the sun will shine again.




  1. Glad you came out of it unscathed. We’re still battling showers here, but Beryl is not a depression.

  2. Glad the storm didn’t hit your area hard. We sure could use some of that rain in Southwest Missouri. Hope the rest of the storm season goes well for you.

    • If this is the worst we get, I’ll be happy. We did need the rain, and personally, I love the breezy conditions.

  3. Well said, Selena! Excellent advice.

    Glad the storm has passed, and I’m even more glad to know there aren’t any alligators in your backyard. That’s what really had me worried. 😉

    • Haha Maura. After all that rain, i’d better look!

  4. In Michigan we’re too far north and too far inland to catch anything but the last traces of major storms. But we have electrical storms that get your attention. One last night, with thunder rattling the windows (plus rain beating on them) and lightning flashes one after another. Our lights went out, but only for five minutes or so, but it was too much for me. I packed it in. My laptop was still functioning on its battery, but there was something spooky about trying to write on my laptop lighted up with everything else black around me except for the storm outside the windows.

    • Beppie,

      I know what you mean about the “spooky glow” of a laptop when the lights have gone out and a storm is raging around you!

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