Waiting for Irma in Tampa Bay Area

Hurricane Harvey
Written by JoAnn Chateau

We’re waiting for Hurricane Irma in the Tampa Bay Area. The projections, which become more accurate as the hurricane comes closer, have the ‘eye of the storm’ coming straight at us, as a Category 3 (or 4). We are on high ground and the building is solid. Appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

I met a neighbor’s daughter in the community room a little while ago. She drove here from Fort Lauderdale 2 days ago with her young children in order to be in a safer area. Of course, Irma’s projected path shifted westward since then. The young woman’s husband is in Iceland on a job interview.

My big brother, Jerry, just called. He wants me to move back to Michigan. To be considered!

There will be a power outage soon. Will blog when I can. Everyone, wherever you are, be safe.

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About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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