Hurricane Season: Amanda McCollough
Buckle up and put on your raincoats, kids! It’s the season of the hurricanes. If you aren’t aware, which you really should be, let me catch you up really quick. Hurricane Harvey recently shook Texas to the ground. It was CRAZY! Harvey was a category 4 hurricane and there were many areas which received more than 40 inches of rain! WOW! I don’t know about you, but I have only experienced one hurricane in my lifetime – Hurricane Irma. Those were a wild few days. I’m not sure what your plans consisted of, but two of my closest friends and I house hopped on both nights to have a slumber party since we did not have school.
While those two days may not have been extremely stressful for the three of us, there were many people who were greatly affected by the horrendous weather. One tenth grader, Morgan Scott, experienced a traumatic event. When sitting in the darkness of their house with candles lit, Mr. Scott decided to move the family’s cars from the front yard. He was successful in his venture and came back to reunite with his family. Not ten minutes later, BOOM. BAM. WHAM. A massive tree from Morgan’s yard was uprooted due to the wind and slammed into the ground. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the tree fell into the exact place from which Morgan’s dad had just moved the cars. Would that not have been a doozy or what?
All I have to say is these hurricanes are headed in and they are not stopping for anyone! Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and little Jose have already destroyed everything in their path, but Hurricane Maria is on the way. Stay inside, be safe, and make sure you stock up on bread and milk.