We dodged a bullet, let’s think of others

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We dodged a bullet.

Over the last two weeks, hurricanes have been the main story — other than college football — dominating news headlines around the country.

Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Houston, Texas area, displacing many from their homes because of flooding. Hurricane Irma, in all of her splendor (not really, though), forced some 6.5 million Floridians to evacuate the Sunshine State to seek shelter and a place to be safe.

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These natural acts have helped bring out the good in a lot of people, whether it be through donations, help or any other way that lends another a hand.

That’s what it’s all about people — showing love and support to others.

Both Houston and much of Florida will have a long way to go to get back to anything close to normal.

With a combination of high winds and pouring rain, houses were destroyed and peoples’ lives were uprooted.

Storms can bring about chaos and good at the same time.

Yeah, trees get blown over, but with time, new ones will sprout up and join the cast. It’s like blowing something over to reveal a new object.

It’s been a couple days since Irma made its way over Florida, and pretty soon, people will be allowed to go back to their homes when areas are declared safe.

Some will find minor damage and some will find major damage.

But, there’s one constant that will be evident in these areas — those willing to lend a helping hand.

I’m pretty sure Alabama Power and Southern Pine crews are heading down to Florida to assist in the effort to restore power to effected areas.

Over the next few days and coming weeks, I’m looking forward to hearing the success stories of those who made it through the storm and those who are going to rebuild.

Like a phenix, those who lost everything will rebuild.