It has been a while since my last blog post and that can mostly be blamed on Hurricane Season. The “season” lasts from June 1 until November 30, leaving us with several months in which to watch the tropics with our fingers crossed.
Hurricane Irma was on a track and aiming at Palm Beach County, all of the Island of Palm Beach was evacuated (being a barrier island, it’s mandatory in a hurricane warning) and everyone in town was preparing for the worst. Fortunately for us, we were spared the most terrible parts and came away mostly unscathed. The worst part of the damage around The Island were lots of downed trees, some fallen fences, and widespread power outages. Some in the county were without power for 7 days+! While we were spared the brunt, a lot of people around the Caribbean and the Florida Keys were not so lucky. Top that off with Hurricane Maria that just swept through and the Caribbean is really suffering.
If you’ve not done so already, please take a moment to look into local organizations that may be sending aid and resources to the hardest hit areas. Palm Beach County was collecting supplies to go down to the ravaged Keys, the Mayor of Boynton Beach was collecting supplies to be sent to Puerto Rico and the list goes on.
Below are three charities that I know are doing great things for those hardest hit by these recent storms. Please take a moment to explore these organizations and consider making your own donations of money, supplies or time. We in South Florida are no strangers to hurricane damage, let’s give back where and when we can. Thanks.