Hi, Del.

My folks used to live in Fort Myers, and we've been through Punta Gorda and on Sanibel. Truly amazing more lives weren't lost. I think too many people think the hurricane forecasts are exact -- if a category 3 or bigger is headed in our direction (within 150 miles or so), we usually evacuate, because if they change directions quickly (as this one did, and Alicia did in our area in 1983), it's too late.

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