August 13, 2004



Well, we're finally getting rain in downtown. Not wrath-of-God, build-the-Ark, kiss Spider-man upside-down kind of rain. Just a straight drizzle. No doubt, more is on the way. God knows it's the most significant event of the day so far.

The poor bastards in Sanibel, Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor, however, are getting bitchslapped as if this was Hurricane Rick James and Charlotte County was one of his backup singers. The bloodshot eye of the radar screen shows indications of bad stuff. I've spent a lot of time there in and around Englewood, Cabbage Key and Pine Island. There is no high ground. It doesn't exist. And, probably, a lot of what I knew of the area won't exist now.

It sounds histrionic to say so, but that's the reality of a storm like this. Lots of sound and fury, signfying all kinds of bad.

Posted by Jeff at August 13, 2004 04:48 PM

wet enough yet?

Posted by: DivineMsCupie at August 14, 2004 11:43 AM