Comparison Time

All day on the news they have been citing the differences between Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Frances and occasionally the small similarities.

Differences:

1) Frances is moving much SLOWER than Charley, meaning we’ll be seeing the effects for nearly a day instead of a few hours.
2) Frances is over 300 miles across (covering the state of Florida) whereas Charley was not even half that size.
3) They are coming from opposite sides of Florida.
4) Frances has less land to cover before hitting Orlando, meaning less time for the storm to weaken.

Similarities:
1) They’re both hurricanes.

And um…..that’s it. We’re as prepared as we can be. No plywood or anything (as if we could have gotten any at this time), but lots of water, canned goods, batteries and even a battery operated radio this time. With Charley, we didn’t have that and it kind of sucked.

On a personal note, one of my friends gave birth today and another is giving birth tomorrow (C-Sections). Neither plans to include Frances in any part of their child’s name.

1 Comment so far

  1. Crankydragon (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2004 @ 12:30 pm

    “Similarities:
    1) They’re both hurricanes.”

    I really shouldn’t laugh, but I did. We left Orlando a few days after Charley (we were moving anyway), and now I’m all stressing over the friends we left behind.



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