Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gov. Crist Declares State of Emergency: Fires In Florida!

Gov. Declares State Of Emergency in Florida because of the wildfires throughout the State. A new fire near Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County yesterday brought home the reality of the fires as the winds shifted and the clawing smell of wildfire filtered it's way down into the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Metropolitan Area.

South Florida so often set apart from North Central Florida. Culturally, politically and even meteorologicaly but yesterday we had a not so gentle reminder that we all live in the same state and face the same enemy. Fire.. on hot, sunny, dry, windy days and men who set fires the way others toss tin cans out the window of cars as they drive too fast along city streets.

On the other side of the world more rain is falling around the Bay of Bengal taking a heavy toll on a land that has already been visited by tragedy.

An earthquake in China that has killed over 10,000 people.
Yet on our side of the world we worry on homes lost, people's lives destroyed and acres of land destroyed by wildfires. From the Glades to the south to the town of Palm Bay up the road.. Florida is burning today. And, suddenly smoke gets in our eyes..


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