Hurricane theater makes landfall

Having listened to NPR coverage of Hurricane Michael this morning, it just wasn’t registering.

“The city of Tallahassee, known for its extensive tree canopy, says ‘thousands of trees are down,’ causing widespread damage and blocked roads,” but I couldn’t figure out what the reporter was trying to convey.

“Dozens of houses on the narrow strip between the beach and Highway 98 were obliterated, wiped off their foundations,” I was told.

Still nothing.

“Georgia’s Seminole County Emergency Management Agency said a tree fell onto a home Wednesday evening, killing an 11-year-old girl,” Georgia Public Radio’s reporter said.

And still, I couldn’t understand what they were trying to say.

But then the Weather Channel explained it all to me. And it made perfect sense.