No, Margie, it isn't wrong to be a "hobbyist" when it comes to hurricanes. The storms are fascinating. We have to remember that the storms serve a very necessary purpose in moving heat. The earth knows what it is doing. We made the decision to live on the coast. The key is to be prepared and move out of harm's way if necessary. We went through Rita this year and Beaumont had extensive damage (my family was fortunate-we lost trees, shingles, and our fence down but some people lost their homes) but I am still interested in following and learning about the storms. This year has been especially active and every single state on the Gulf Coast has been affected by a major hurricane, some of the states more than once. I think what we can learn from this season is how to better prepare by looking at what worked and what didn't in the preparation and in the aftermath. There is still so much to learn about the storms also.
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