Well? What did we learn? We learned that people are very impatient with decisions made about school attendance during a weather emergency! We learned that some people don’t know the difference between a tropical disturbance, a tropical depression, and a tropical storm. We learned that we are fairly vulnerable to serious damage, should a more powerful storm, or a wetter and slower storm hit us.
We learned that some folks have a great sense of humor:
By the way: The shark swimming up Bayshore Blvd? IT’S FAKE, STOP SENDING IT TO ME.
We learned that I am a cranky old fart when people display their ignorance.
We learned that if it’s not raining sideways or blowing trees over where some people are standing, they think the weather event is bogus. (see photo gallery below for evidence to the contrary)
Here’s an animated radar loop of the life of Tropical Storm Colin up until late Monday night:
As you can see, from looking at that loop…If Colin had been a BIT more organized, and a BIT stronger, our situation could have been much worse. A mild storm does not mean you should stop being vigilant: It means you got lucky, and should still be ready for a bigger event.
Thanks to Sherry, Jeanie, Sara, Corey, Lori, Kristin, Ann, Charissa and Mattie for sharing photos with me, today!
Hey, it’s Tuesday, so I will be visiting with our friends at the Westside Deli on Little Road, today…I’ll be there to catch an interview and a sandwich! If you drop by the deli, seek me out! Say hi, and be the first person to tell me you listen to the podcast, to win a special music prize!