It was intriguing to hear how people were responding to the awareness that the hurricane Irma was going to hit Florida. Most knew someone who lives there. It took so long for the storm to hit because it was slow moving, that the anticipation was overwhelming for many. There were predictions of the path; those changed once Irma arrived.
People watched the news and checked their phones. Calls were made to friends and relatives.
Those not in Florida felt helpless. And everyone was reminded of our vulnerability. We have no control over acts of nature. And we, as well as our material goods, are fragile.
It is difficult to be incapable of doing much except to provide support. We try to avoid thinking what it would be like if we were in the hurricane.
How prepared can one be?