What’s Up? – Hurricane Florence
The past week has been a bit tense for several States for reasons of the hurricane Florence. We didn’t know exactly where it was going to touch land, Meteorologists predicted Florence would touch land in both the North and South Carolinas which it did, then the questions arose, was it going to veer toward Georgia in the South or Virginia in the North?
The hurricane touched land with a lot of power but traveled more slowly once on land. This situation kind of complicated the equation., it meant a slow traveling would create more damage of heavy rain for longer period of time, creating super floods with devastating consequences .
There was another important threat to be considered. The hurricane force and size (160 miles) travels over the sea and creates a tremendous surge of about 15 ft. this surge can travel inland with devastating force too and floods beaches and infrastructure just as much as a tsunami.
In Georgia we were lucky because the most we saw from this hurricane was heavy rain, high humidity, gray days. Fortunately we are A-OK.
My birds are not happy with having heavy rain so often but they adapt to any changes. Just like we humans have learned to adapt and be resilient, most likely that we learned from the birds, since they were on Earth eons before us.