Hurricane Irma, a category 4 hurricane, barreled through the State of Florida on September 10th – 11th, 2017. Along with that came a destructive power not seen for 12 years. The last hurricane to visit the state was Hurricane Wilma, a category 3, on October 24, 2005.
So what exactly is a hurricane you ask? A hurricane is a storm (a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean) with a violent wind of force 12 on the Beaufort scale (equal to or exceeding 64 knots or 74 mph). Hurricanes leave behind a path of destruction including damaged homes, businesses and a storm surge that can engulf all land in its path.
I am writing this blog post today about this storm simply because I wanted to say a few words using hashtags of course. #FLORIDASTRONG #WEATHERINGTHESTORM #BRADENTONLOVE #HURRICANEIRMA #STRONGSURVIVORS
We love our beautiful City of Bradenton, here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and as we came into the office this morning we found a city in need of kudos. The images here are showing the debris of Irma’s destruction, but I have no doubt this wonderful city and all of its businesses and residents will get us back in order, and strong as ever. So here is to you Bradenton, #BRADENTONSTRONG
Now, not everyone was as lucky as us. Please think about donating to a relief fund today, to help those less fortunate. We have included one great fund and it has been vetted to assure it’s a real and safe place to donate. Thinking of all those in Florida, Texas and beyond. Please donate today!