Irma

The first Category 5 hurricane to hit the United States was the 1935 Labor Day hurricane (hurricanes were not named until 1950).  The Bahamas, Florida Keys, Florida Panhandle, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia were effected.  Four hundred and eight people died.  However, in 1900 the Great Galveston Hurricane (Cat. 4) hit the Texas […]

Harvey

For those of us that were not directly affected by Hurricane Harvey, it was an emotional rollercoaster watching people fleeing their homes, to seek safer ground.  Coast Guard helicopters rescued hundreds of people who otherwise would have been lost to the storm.  But the real story of Harvey was how people helped each other to […]