My son’s name is Andrew. Perfect name for a boy, I always thought. Not a great name for a hurricane, though.
The first one in the season will surely miss South Florida.
No way it’s gonna hit us.
Be ready, just in case.
Hunker down, it’s coming our way.
I uttered an iteration of each of these sentences 20 years ago. I remember the fear and devastation. I remember seeing this newscast:
I thought our community would be crippled for decades. Instead, we bounced back and learned key lessons that I hope will keep history from repeating itself.