In Irma’s Crosshairs

I’m a Florida native, born at Macdill Air Force Base when my dad was stationed there, raised in the Sunshine State since his military stint ended right about the time disco was taking its last gasps.

So it’s fair to say I’ve seen my share of hurricanes over the years. As a kid, I used to track them with the kind of fervor most other kids reserved for Thundercats and He-Man, using the handy map provided by my local newspaper at the beginning of the season, scribbling the latest positions I heard on my little weather radio and trying to guess where the storms would go.