Life is for the birds --
and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called love -- Jewel Akens

Thursday, November 1, 2012

You should have something to add to that, Mostly Cajun, regarding the danger of fire after a hurricane. He lost his house to fire after Rita.

Anything you'd add, Icepick? (Icepick is a Florida boy.)

1 comment:

  1. I don't really have anything to add, as fortunately neither I nor those close to me have had to deal with anything really bad from the storms we've gone through.

    The worst lies ahead for those heavily impacted. Something to keep in mind is that the danger hasn't completely passed them by. People need to be careful during clean-up. There might be stuff under that tree that you don't want to mess with, from downed power lines to injured animals. There will be a lot of toxic and polluted stuff in the debris. (I've already seen reports of high levels of bacteria in places because of sewage leaks.)

    Just because a tree hasn't come down yet doesn't mean that it won't. You might not be able to see branches that have been damaged up high that will come down later rather than sooner. Trees might topple later, too, if the soil aroung their root systems has been loosened to much. (Sorry, to tired for better verbiage, but I believe my meaning is clear.) Don't be surprised if you hear stories in the spring of someone being killed by a tree falling because of damage from Sandy.

    And as always, caveat emptor to anyone anyone buying services. Construction people from all over the country will be flocking to those regions because they're out of work elsewhere. Some will be bad, some will be good, most will be mediocre. Just make certain everything is up to code (or better) for any work done on any buildings you own.