The islanders are preparing, in their individual fashions, for the imminent threat of Hurricane Irma.
I have been avoiding the media.
I have gathered camp type food and equipment. I need to make sure I have a deck of cards.
The authorities will surely call for an evacuation.
Having lived in Florida all of my life, I find each hurricane experience to be different.
I delight in the writings of Carl Haissen, having read almost everything he’s every written. A one time journalist for the Miami Herald, he really has a bead on Florida existence.
Hiaasen’s openings hit you like the first blast of hot, sticky air on a Florida morning. They knock you sideways, and it can take a while to get your bearings. Pretty soon, though, you start to realize that the heat, and the craziness it induces, just aren’t going to let up, so you might as well go with it.
Like the ocean floor is constant shifting sand, so are these hours preceding the storm.
so you might as well go with it