Irma

This post is written for Sunday Photo Fiction.

Note:

I live 85 miles northwest of Orland, Florida. Irma is taking dead aim at us. Being inland we do not have to worry about storm surge, but winds will be a major concern. We are taking all precautions.

In his mind, he could not picture what this area would look like if their predictions came through. It was so peaceful now.

“Wind gust up to 135 miles per hour, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. Residents are ordered to leave the area immediately. Not tomorrow, not in a couple of hours, but NOW”, the governor’s statement blasted from the television.

He had already made up his mind to stay. He was too old he told himself to just up and move. To where he asked himself? No family reached out with welcome arms offering refuge.

The only highway into the island was now shut off by the State Police. The passing police cruiser warned that if he stayed they would not be able to rescue him.

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“This is Troy Bridges, television 5 news reporting. One of the victims of recent hurricane Irma was found in front of his television today. Apparently, he made no attempt to leave the area. Efforts are underway to contact family members.”

 

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    • Irma’s eye passed just a few miles to the west of us. 85-100 mph winds at our house. No structural damage just lots of trees down. No power as of right now (Wednesday). Expected up time is Sunday. No gas at gas stations; few stores open. and it’s getting hot (90 degrees this afternoon) without air conditioning.

      DJ

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  1. Stay safe, DJ. I am up in the Panhandle. With all this talk of Irma moving to the west, she has (again) shifted and we are (so far) out of the cone of uncertainty. Awful ending to your story but it happens…sadly.

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