Hurricane Frances may be even worse that Hurricane Charley.

Man, those poor Floridians can’t get a break. The cleanup from Charley isn’t even finished and Frances looks set to knock the stuffing out of the other side of the state. Here’s hoping all of you who are in Florida have battened down your hatches and moved to higher ground if necessary. I’m going to have to dig out the phone numbers for my cousins and aunt and uncle who live down in Daytona and ring them up after this one to make sure they made it through.

“As the hurricane draws closer to the coast, the time to prepare diminishes,” said Ed Rappaport, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Rappaport said Frances threatened to be a much more dangerous storm than Charley, another Category 4 hurricane that slammed Florida’s opposite coast August 13 killing 25 people.

“This is a much bigger storm than Charley was, maybe two to three times the size,” he said. “There’ll be a large area of damage when this comes ashore.”

Not to gloat, but it’s things like this that make me appreciate Michigan and its relatively boring weather. This makes the occasional mid-winter ice storm seem like a walk in the park.

I wonder if Jeb Bush will make another stupid comment about God in relation to this hurricane like he did with Charley.

19 thoughts on “Hurricane Frances may be even worse that Hurricane Charley.

  1. Maybe its God’s way of saying: Four more years of this – if you don’t vote for you know-who.

  2. I don’t think Jeb Bush can help but make another stupid comment about god.  All of his comments are stupid.

  3. This must be the week for dumb family emails.  My Godmother in FL tells me that some members of her family aren’t evacuating this time because last time they did the hurricane changed course.

    Didn’t you know Jeb Bush was out hurricane seeding?  If he couldn’t get the state to carry Bush then they had to eliminate the vote altogether.  Watch out for Hurricane Lesley in a few weeks.

  4. Maybe it’s God saying stop building your houses on the beach fool!  But it’s OK insurance will help them rebuild in the same location.

  5. Maybe it’s God saying stop building your houses on the beach fool!

    I believe that’s already been covered:

    Matt. 7:26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

  6. This really sucks. I lived in Florida but for some weird reason my family and I would always be on vacation every time a hurricane hit. I feel very bad for all Floridians.

  7. Qur’an 29.41 Thinking you are building a righteous road, you might be leading us astray like in the parable of those who take protectors other than God is that of the spider who builds for itself a house; but truly the flimsiest of houses is the spider’s house—if they only knew!

    Nope doesn’t fit as well as Mathew. On the other hand, spiders don’t need insurance.

  8. Your choice, my friend, between Upstairs in the Great Beyond or DownTown where you will KNOW pain; Your demise in this Finite Existence with Free-Will. God’s patiently waiting.

  9. I already know pain. It’s reading hardeharBRINGER’s comment. Anyway, it’s times like this I wonder what’s so bad about our earthquakes out here in So Cal.

  10. I’ve been to Florida.

    G-d hates Florida.  Their unrestrained consumerism, pervasive air conditioning (except in VA hospitals), inground pools (ditto), Disney World, and their penchant for non-earth-toned clothing all sting the nostrils of G-d with their putrid immorality.  These storms, who can ignore their blatant Order amongst the Universe’s fallen chaos, is clearly the Hand of G-d wiping away their valueless smell.

    Floridians have elected kings who have not only defiled Justice, Truth, and Democracy, all dear to the Heart of G-d, but they have shamed themselves in persuing such a lifestyle. Like Sodom-n-Gamorah before it, the will of G-d shall be manifest.


    PS.  Geological suveys looking at climate conditions in the North East of NAmerica (in the area of Vermont, West Massachusetts, New York, and inLand Maine) show large desposits of *sea sand* amongst broken trees in the years between 10,000-5,000 BCE —> no doubt hurricanes of a magnitude not yet seen by our naive eyes.

  11. this is from my friend in Ft. Lauderdale:

    We are preparing for one heck of a storm which is supposed to hit Sat. AM. It is huge and there is no getting around it. They can not tell us where to go because we can’t get away from it because it is so big. I am so claustrophobic. When we put up our storm shutters, I just can’t stand to be in the house. The schools are closed Thursday and Friday. I am going to work Thursday but Friday is another story. I hope we don’t get flooded. I better go get some clothes washed.
    Pray for us.

  12. One report I listened to talked about the fact that there is still alot of debris left around from Charley and when Frances hits all of that debris will become flying missles. Not a something I would look forward too.

    At least here in tornado alley, it’s over in a matter of minutes, not like a hurricane which beats on the land for hours.

  13. AWSOME photo, VernR. I went through a hurricane at Hope Sound, just north of Miami, in 1949. The wind recording instrument reported gusts up to 169 mph before the instrument blew off the building. For a 10-yr-old the first two hours were exciting, then I fell asleep until the eye passed and we had to board up the other side of the house. Building codes then required CBS (cement block stucco), guess the developers needed to sell a few more wood frame homes so they changed the code. Too bad. Politics is no match for (insert proper word: God, Nature, Hurakan, whatever). I, too, am glad for only the occasional earthquake in So. Cal.

  14. Funny thing here…Remember that little agreement we had after that big flood?

    Gen 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

    Well, there’s been a slight change of plans.

    With labor what it is today I can only do so much.  You guys see what I have to work with in these apologetics of late.  Pathetic.  Inside stock tip to SEB – dump Disney.

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