Frances vs. the State of Florida... no, not my late Brother-in-law
I have been asked by several non-east-coast friends if I am worried about Frances. Well, not yet. I mean, hurricanes rarely reach up this way. Hurricane Isabel last year was the first since Hurricane David in the 1970s. Yes, sure, Frances could reach up this way, but it would have to change its path by about 30 degrees north, and not lose strength over land. Possible, but unlikely. Anyway, I have everything I need (batteries and so on) and plenty of time to get stuff I don't have. If it hits us, it won't be until next week. I think we'll only get a lot of rain.
"The tide is rising, and it has been doing that for almost an hour now..." was actually uttered by some weatherbunny on CNN while writing this. Honey? The tide does that. Daily. Hurricane or not.
While I don't want anyone to get hurt, I think it would be ironic justice if Frances (my late Brother-in-law's name) flattened and destroyed Jacksonville (the city of despair that he was trapped in).