Thursday, September 09, 2004


I'm sure by now you've heard about the devastation that Hurricane Ivan left behind after its direct hit on Grenada on Tuesday. It's heartbreaking. Ninety percent of the island's structures were damaged...all communications were completely knocked out...its 17th century prison was destroyed, setting the prisoners loose...there's been rampant looting...and at least 12 or 15 have died because of the storm (although officials there expect that number to rise). Ivan also caused damage on St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. But Grenada felt the full force of Ivan's fury. And now he's bearing down on Jamaica...then Cuba...and then possibly Florida (again).

This is our fifth hurricane season here and this has been the scariest one thus far. We've been very fortunate here. We're sending our thoughts and prayers to our Caribbean neighbors who have suffered this hurricane season...and those who may still take severe hits. And, of course, to the Floridians. How much can poor Florida take?


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