Married...Two Children...Have lived in Tallahassee, Florida for 10 years now...Travel on a frequent basis in the Florida Big Bend/Panhandle region to the West of Tallahassee.
Grew up/lived in South Florida until move the Tallahassee and an avid fisherman for all of those years fishing both from shore and off shore from Fla East coast south of Boca Raton around the FL Keys/Florida Bay and up to Naples on Fl west coast.
As a result of living in Florida and fishing activities, an avid weather/topical system watcher since a teenager, and of course, lived through Hurricane Andrew (several friends who lived south of me lost their homes). I went to a social event around "ground zero" for Andrew the evening before the storm hit, spent the night/day down there the day before it hit (we did not know exactly where the sorm would come ashore), and drove back down the morning after the strom came through (I only lost power and not my home)to check on my friends. I will never forget the devastation that I encountered as I drove down the turnpike (past NHC) that Monday morning...It was as if an atomic bomb had leveled entire neighborhoods....
Enjoy watching Mother Nature do her thing every year, am awed by the power of a hurricance, and do not ever wish that fury upon anyone although it is a fact of life for those living near the tropics.