Hurricanes. A fact of life for Floridians. The way we behave toward them depends on which part of the state you are talking about.
I live on the east coast. In Palm Beach county. And we have been blessed geographically with the Bahamas off our coast. They typically act as a barrier, protecting our county from the direct path of a monster storm*.
In fact, it has been nearly 11 years since the last direct hit to my town. I will forever remember that late October day... My husband proposed the night before he was deployed for hurricane relief. Good times.
We are pulling the shutters out. They will all be securely in place tomorrow. Shane wants me to take the kids and leave town... I don't want to. I'll let you know how we are once Matthew has passed. Wish me luck - 2 kids and 1 husband through a mega storm - I am going to need it!
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