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They were all OK!

Just three weeks ago, the whole family was in Tampa for a wedding, and now the entire State of Florida has been struck by one of the most powerful hurricanes ever seen.

Family and friends in various places across the country were praying for loved ones in Florida, as well for all in the path of the dangerous storm.

A sister and a niece in the Tampa area moved farther north to a place farther away from the sea shortly before Hurricane Irma headed into Central Florida.  They were in for a frightful night last Sunday, Sept. 10, and a text on Monday morning, Sept. 11 provided most welcome news.  They were all OK, it said.

Thank you, Lord.  Now everyone is waiting for word about the condition of their homes.

Tampa was hot and humid for the wedding, but obviously, those conditions are much more preferable to the high winds and storm surge of a hurricane.

Hopes and prayers continue for a smooth recovery.

 

Would that be morally OK?

One hurricane, or even a series of hurricanes, are not proof of man-made global climate change, but Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Katia are presenting a convincing argument.  They make us wonder, is it morally OK to completely reject the idea?  Just in case the scientists are correct about man-made global climate change, wouldn't it be prudent to work harder on reducing emissions and cleaning up the atmosphere?  Even if the scientists are wrong, we, and our children and grandchildren, would have cleaner planet on which to live.

 

First for American Legion

The first woman elected as American Legion national commander, Denise Rohan of Wisconsin, recently began her term in office.  At the national convention, she spoke about taking care of one another, and she asked for more support of the Legion's service officers program, which helps veterans get VA claims and appeals processed faster.

 

Dubious weather recap

About .4 inches of rain fell Monday, Sept. 4.  The highs and lows last week were: 83-54, 74-52, 64-50, 66-46, 74-44, 67-48, and 74-49.

 

Thanks for the tip

Thanks, Dianne Mosley, for a tip about Annandale resident Bill Walker helping flood victims after Hurricane Harvey.  See the story on the feature page.


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