The first of the tropical storms have formed on the Atlantic and we are beginning to already be on alert here on the East End. With beautiful weather surrounding us this summer, it's hard to even think about hurricanes.
Of course, hurricane season begins in June, but we don't see them here in the birth until August at the earliest, September or October normally. I remember as a child missing school more than once for hurricanes, and most the ones I remember in recent memory have all been in the fall with the exception of Bob, and that one hit in mid-August if I remember correctly. So now is the time we start looking south to see what's developing. We have disaster plans in place in both town and village, and we're as ready as we'll ever be out here. I've seen how those plans get set into motion before and it's comforting to know that there are people who are well trained to handle whatever comes our way.
So, as hurricane Bob works its way across the warm waters of the southern Atlantic, we'll watch with interest, make sure everything is in place, and rest easy knowing there's not a whole lot we can do about the weather so there's not sense in losing sleep over it, right?