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Florence update


Simply put Florence isn’t like Katrina. Hurricane Florence is more like Harvey. A huge rain maker.

From WaPo :

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. The storm has been linked to several deaths, according to officials. Some areas are grappling with intense flooding, while hundreds in the city of New Bern required rescue in the early hours of the day.

Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon, is expected to keep lashing parts of North and South Carolina into the weekend. Follow the storm’s projected path here and read the latest forecasts here.

To my friends in Asheville, NC. Be Safe. You know where the low laying areas are. They flood all of the time. Get out of there. Plenty of rain coming your way.

By |2018-09-16T00:42:36-04:00September 16th, 2018|Environment|Comments Off on Florence update

Please Help Puerto Rico

By now, all Americans should know that Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands really got slammed by hurricane Maria. Both of these tropical paradises are in dire need. The problems are many. It is become a fight for survival. They need the basics: food, clothing, shelter. Their infrastructures been devastated.

This foundation was started and is supported by the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. They’re trying to purchase and ship generators to Puerto Rico. I’m sure that you’ve already donated something to someone or to some organization. But please consider donating some money to this just cause. I appreciate it.

By |2017-10-04T06:52:56-04:00October 4th, 2017|Environment|Comments Off on Please Help Puerto Rico

News Update – Red Cross, Harvey, Kushner’s finances

Red Cross

I know that there are literally hundreds of charities to give to. You can choose whichever one that you want.  Pro football player JJ Watt has a charity. Comedian Kevin Hart has started a challenge to raise money. If you are going to give money, please do not flush your donations down the drain by giving money to some fly-by-night charity. Whenever there’s a tragedy, there’s always someone who tries to exploit the generosity of Americans. Be careful! Take your time and investigate the charity thoroughly. For my money, I would like to give to a charity that I know does incredible works on the front lines. I gave to the Red Cross.

Unclear exactly what’s going on with a chemical plant explosion. You can follow that story here.

The aftermath and the cleanup of hurricane Harvey can be found here, here and here. Harvey continues to be a problem in the Tennessee/Ohio Valley.

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s top adviser and son-in-law, appears to have a little bit of financial trouble. It appears that he’s been looking for financing for a while but has been unable to find any. The debts appear to be mounting.

There now seems to be a widespread gasoline shortage secondary to a panic. Huge lines were seen throughout Texas as everyone rushed to the pumps to make sure that they were able to “fill up.” That doesn’t appear to be an actual shortage. Gas prices are expected to go up because of decreased production in the Gulf region. I suspect, by this time next week, gas production should be back online. If not, the US government can temporarily tap its oil reserves.

By |2017-09-01T07:43:48-04:00September 1st, 2017|Environment, Party Politics|Comments Off on News Update – Red Cross, Harvey, Kushner’s finances