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Created by John Eipper on 10/11/18 3:21 AM

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Hurricanes, as Seen from Britain (John Heelan, UK, 10/11/18 3:21 am)

Living in a temperate zone, we Brits do not appreciate the violent weather regularly experienced by WAISers living in Continental zones, although we usually suffer the tail-end of those weather disturbances (e.g. Storm Mildred--see photo) thanks to the Gulf Stream and transatlantic weather patterns.

This really came home to me on one trip to the US Midwest. Stupidly taking little notice of a Travelers Advisory warning in Colorado for the following morning, I had to drive the 80 miles from Colorado Springs to Denver airport to catch a flight home. We were the only people on the freeway with snowbanks on both sides.  This brought home forcibly how easy it would be to slide off the freeway and not be found until the spring thaw.  It was not encouraging to read a newspaper report of another traveler found later trapped in a wire fence a month or so later.

Our prayers are with WAIsers facing such climate dangers. Be safe!

JE comments:  Thanks, John!  I couldn't find a precise date for Mildred.  (These days, we have way too many hurricanes to keep track of.)

Gutted by Mildred



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