The Perfect Storm

Published Friday, April 3, 2009 11:03 AM

What does that term really mean? What is the perfect storm? To me, when you say “storm”, that means something bad. It could mean thunder, lightning, hail, strong winds, flying debris, falling trees, power outages and more. None of that seems to be the perfect circumstance to me.

There was a movie with this title released back in the year 2000 or so that starred George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Diane Lane, just to name a few. It was all about this bad storm that some commercial fisherman were caught in, and all the terrible effects of nature that they were up agains. From what I understand, that movie was based on a true story.

The term “be careful what you wish for” comes to mind because the ground here was quite dry and we did mention that it would be nice to have some rain. We were dealing with terrible allergy and sinus reactions to the over abundance of pollen in the area for weeks, so some rain would have been nice. We just had about a week of rain here in north Florida and it dumped on us pretty good. It has finally let up and we are seeing the sun again, but not before a really nasty storm that downed trees and left many areas flooded. Local area residents voluntarily evacuated their homes to avoid being flooded out. I don’t ever remember seeing so much rain for so long and it was really starting to depress some local residents. It was a huge topic on Twitter and all the local media as well.

So is there a perfect storm? Maybe for those whose profession is predicting and chasing bad weather, but in my opinion, the perfect storm is NO storm!

by parker
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