Hurricane Irma - Days LaterThe eye of Hurricane Irma hit somewhere in Hillsborough County Florida on Monday September 11 2017. I evacuated to the north of Tampa in an old oak hammock which was sure to not be in a flood zone. The damage in that area was all caused by the wind. I saw downed trees, torn off branches, downed power lines, gates torn off their hinges, downed fences, some missing roof shingles, broken and bent signs, a couple of misplaced chimney caps and filled to the brim drainage canals and retention ponds.
I was grateful that I didn't see or hear of any one near me being injured during the storm. On Sunday, September 17, 2017 I went to get groceries at Wal-Mart on Bearss Ave and Nebraska Ave. Immediately, I could still see the effects of the hurricane. Over and over through the grocery aisles I saw empty shelves. There were almost no dairy, no bread, no canned foods, no lunch meats. Then as I approach the registered there were tables with microwaves and tables with chairs.
Wal-Mart had created a little area where customers could heat their food and eat it. With so many people still without power, it is certainly a kind gesture. The hurricane causes so much death, devastation, and stress. Every positive deed restores my heart.
Let Love and Gratitude guide your way.
Jodi Ann Baudean