Mar 08
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Hurricane

Trapped. Alone. Scared. That is what the family of four felt like on August 8th, 1986. “Mom, are we going to die?” The mom replies, “No, of course not.” Not knowing if she was right or wrong. They sit quietly in the basement, carefully listening to their house, full of valuables, get torn apart by the 300mph winds outside. All they hear is the constant falling of glass, furniture breaking, and the cracking of wood beneath their beds and wardrobes. They watch as their garage gets ripped apart. The bottom floor of the house gets torn apart by the winds. The basement is now completely vulnerable. The child asks again “Mom, are we going to die?” The mom replies in anguish, “I don’t know anymore sweetheart.”

 
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