Longtime POM reader and commenter Dane is in the process of evacuating from his home in Miami. The approach of Hurricane Irma, now of the largest storms ever recorded, is a huge event for sure. It follows Hurricane Harvey and the biblical flooding in Texas, and is is being followed itself by Hurricane Jose. It's apparent now that South Florida is going to suffer devastating destruction as the storm comes to shore. Let's all keep Dane in our thoughts and wish him well as he moves North with thousands of others. There is no escaping the storm since it is traveling straight up the middle of the state, but Dane and all the others can get far enough North that the force and strength of the storm can be reduced to Cat 2 or less.
If there are other POM readers in Southern Florida please let us know how you're doing.
Marianne and I are heading to Los Angeles for vacation on Sunday. We are driving to Vancouver Canada first before getting on our flight. On the way to Van we have to travel through forest fires in British Columbia which have been burning all summer. As we get to LA there are wild fires there which are the largest in the cities history. Mexico was hit with a 8.1 mag earthquake last night. A massive solar flare is brewing. The Yellowstone quake swarm continues. There is the geopolitical tension with North Korea, and Israel is now bombing Syria itself, as it attempts to prevent Iran from establishing a foothold right on its doorstep.
The world definitely appears out of control right now as we move into the autumn of 2017. - JC