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Blogging Hurricane Wilma

Blogging Hurricane Wilma

Its seems like I’m writing these Hurricane posts every second week at the moment, but in case you’ve been hibernating (a bit like me) in the last couple of days, the United States, and in particular this time Florida is being threatened by another big hurricane, Wilma, and blogs are on the spot again reporting the latest.

The Florida Masochist is covering the latest, as is Hurricane Harbor.

The mainstream media are running blogs again, which is good to see, with blogs from the Sun-Sentinal, The St Petersburg Times

The weather sites return, with Storm Digest, Storm Track, and Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog

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If you are blogging Hurricane Wilma or know someone who is, leave a comment.

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  • does any one have any idea what pine island , st james city florida looks like? is it ok?is there alot of damage?or any damage at all?/

  • I’ve spent hours looking going back and forth between cnn, hn, fox, msnbc even the weather channel. I can’t seem to find any worthwhile coverage on the storm. If I hadn’t spoken to friends and family down there I’d have no idea how intense the storm was… been looking online to get th real story. Wondering why this isn’t news for the rest of the country.

  • Come on now. Get with the program!

    Okay. I cannot hold it back any more. We have had the worst storm season in the Gulf of Mexico and the states bordering it that we have ever experienced. With this many storms coming one after the other there is absolutely no room for whining by the residents of the storm ravaged areas. They were given a week’s notice before Wilma hit Florida. They saw what it did in Mexico. They were told of the difficulty of predicting which block of homes was going to be hit. And yet 90% of the folks stayed in Key West. A majority of them stayed in the southern counties of Florida. They were told to get at least three days of food, water, ice and batteries because it would take that long for FEMA supplies to be distributed even though they were already in the area.
    You think that the weather is not related to the state of consciousness of humanity? I think we have demonstrated pretty clearly that our dependence on other people (FEMA, good hearted folks, etc.) to take care of us instead of doing even simple, reasonable things for ourselves results in the chaos we see. It makes my blood boil to see folks who would not prepare for Wilma standing in lines yelling about no one giving them water and ice! Great gravy, people. Get with the program!
    CNN tonight reported on a senior citizen who lived alone on the 11th floor of a high rise who had to walk down the stairs to the store to get what few things she could carry back to her apartment. (She went to BUY them, not get handouts from FEMA!) While at the store someone took her cart with the things she already had picked out. Undaunted she replaced what she could and headed back to her apartment, climbing the 11 stories. When she got there she remarked plainly that you do what you have to do. There is no sense “pissing and whining” about it. She’s my kind of person and I wish her the absolute best as she gets through this crisis. I guarantee you she will come out better than the complainers.
    What does it take for us to learn to accept responsibility for our lives?

  • I have to agree with ncasanova. There must be some kind of big cover up relating to all the hurricanes hitting florida.The reason I think is simple.It hurts the tourism industry of Florida.I live in Miami and we got hit hard by wilma and before wilma Most people dont know but Katrina hit us directly as well before heading to mississippi and new orleans.I noticed national news seems to be on a big hush hush about the hurricanes when they hit Florida at least for this season.Florida has been hit by 8 hurricanes in the past year. if every one knew no one would want to come to florida.The local news here in Miami all you see is coverage on the hurricane wilma ever since it slamed us.yet as soon as world news comes on there is almost nothing to cover wilma hitting florida.Mexico maybe but not Florida.Its very weird if you ask me.It was very bad on the entire southern half of the state naples key west Miami ft lauderdale west palm beach the most populated areas much more populated than new orleans by far.over 6 million people in florida had no power.thats 1/3 of the state of 18 million.to get gas and food and water was nearly impossible gas lines where up to a nine hour wait.I stocked up well for the hurricane as always but eating cold canned food and warm soda and water for two weeks is no fun beleave me.Wilma was very bad a catagory three although i have been in worse such as andrew for example a catagory 5 beast.but Wilma was very large in size and hit a very large area of hundreds of miles hitting the biggest cities.It is a huge mess worse than many people outside of florida even know.

  • I have to agree with ncasanova. There must be some kind of big cover up relating to all the hurricanes hitting florida.The reason I think is simple.It hurts the tourism industry of Florida.I live in Miami and we got hit hard by wilma and before wilma Most people dont know but Katrina hit us directly as well before heading to mississippi and new orleans.I noticed national news seems to be on a big hush hush about the hurricanes when they hit Florida at least for this season.Florida has been hit by 8 hurricanes in the past year. if every one knew no one would want to come to florida.The local news here in Miami all you see is coverage on the hurricane wilma ever since it slamed us.yet as soon as world news comes on there is almost nothing to cover wilma hitting florida.Mexico maybe but not Florida.Its very weird if you ask me.It was very bad on the entire southern half of the state naples key west Miami ft lauderdale west palm beach the most populated areas much more populated than new orleans by far.over 6 million people in florida had no power.thats 1/3 of the state of 18 million.to get gas and food and water was nearly impossible gas lines where up to a nine hour wait.I stocked up well for the hurricane as always but eating cold canned food and warm soda and water for two weeks is no fun beleave me.Wilma was very bad a catagory three although i have been in worse such as andrew for example a catagory 5 beast.but Wilma was very large in size and hit a very large area of hundreds of miles hitting the biggest cities.It is a huge mess worse than many people outside of florida even know.

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