Irmageddon is seemingly baring down on Florida with an arrival scheduled for late this weekend. One could only hope that a strong Canadian cold front will dip down and force the hurricane away for us. Obviously, the best case scenario is for this storm to take a hard right out to sea. Trust me there is no way to elevate someone’s blood pressure than the satellite imagery of a KAT 5 storm heading towards them.
This far out it is hard know exactly where this storm will land. Meteorologists and scientists can give us a pretty good idea, but sometimes these storms have a mind of their own. Moreover since Irma is such a large storm (almost 500 miles wide and 400 miles tall), you cannot take this monster for-granted.
Needless to say with Irmagedden looming, hurricane preparations are well underway in South Florida. We spent much of our work day contingency planning for the coming days and weeks. With a storm like this, you could be looking at weeks of business and school interruptions. Importantly, the potential loss of life is a far scarier prospect than the interruption of our everyday life. Consequently, we’ll be putting up our shutters tomorrow and ready to batten down the hatches for Irma’s arrival. Please keep us here in Florida and those in the path of this massive storm in your thoughts in prayers.
I’ll leave you with some levity. When you’re looking at 185 mph sustained winds, you need to laugh so you don’t cry.