Hurricane Irma brings back memories of Sandy in New Jersey
It was barely a category 1 hurricane, but the anticipation and impact of Superstorm Sandy is still fresh in our minds this weekend. Some people still haven't recovered almost five years later.
Many people in New Jersey this weekend bounced back and forth between watching football games and coverage of hurricane Irma in Florida. I have a friend in Key West, Tim King, who decided to stay and we haven't heard from him since Saturday night around 10:30 PM.
He said they lost power but he was ok at that time. The eye passed just east of there late Sunday morning and it seems from scant reports from there that the tiny island took a pretty bad hit.
Some of the locals took the time to gather as many of the chickens that they could and bundle them up in newspaper to take them to the shelter where many of the remaining residents went to wait out the storm.
These weren't their personal pets. These are iconic roosters and hens that roam the streets of Key West and have for generations. If you've been there, you get it.
Seems odd to many that you'd do that with chickens when so many human lives and property is at stake, but that's Key West. I've been going every year for the past decade and I hope to go back this winter. I also hope to hear from my friend Tim real soon. Fingers crossed!
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