Remembering Irma

Before and after Hurricane Irma

Five years ago we spent the night in the laundry, the most protected portion of our house, as hurricane Irma roared through. It was a long, sleepless night. The photo insert shows our storm refuge and the rest of the photo shows the tree remnants of the storm on our yard. The branches had been gathered up and the yard was much more tidy in the photo than when we got up that morning.

We were without electricity for seven days thanks to a tornado that tore up power lines about a mile from our house. As a result, we now have a whole house generator that we named “Irma” in memorial to our last hurricane. We will not have to go through that again.

As another tropical depression forms in the Atlantic and may be headed our direction, we will hope for the best, but are watchful and ready should it turn our way.

#Irma #hurricane #generator

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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